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Irish Flying Fifteen Class Sailing News
Flying Fifteen
Triple world Flying Fifteen champion Steve Goacher will sail in this afternoon's Irish national championships sponsored by Mitsubishi Motors. The Lake Windermere sailor is one of a number of visitors for the bumper championships that has attracted a fleet of 32–boats…
Flying Fifteen
The Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen fleet launched next week's Mitsubishi Motors Ireland 2015 Flying Fifteen Championships of Ireland at the National Yacht Club yesterday. The Championships will be held next week-end 11 – 13 September on Dublin Bay. There will…
Dun Laoghaire's Green & Apthorp Score Fifth at Flying Fifteen Worlds
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Alan Green of Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club, crewing with former world champion Charles Apthorp, finished fifth overall at the Flying Fifteen World Championship at Crozon-Morgat in France over the past week. The pair, entered under the burgee…
Flying Fifteens 'Frequent Flyer' & 'Betty' Share the DBSC Spoils
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – It's for days like this that we sail Flying Fifteen's, a sunny afternoon with a nice building breeze. The tide was coming in but we were tucked well into Seapoint so it didn't have a big effect, the same…
DBSC Flying Fifteen Captain's Prize Won by Mathews & Green
Flying Fifteen
#dbsc – Being the Bank Hoiliday weekend there was no dinghy racing but the Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen class Captain Ronan Beirne used the opportunity to catch up on some of the more 'social' races that had been postponed during…
Flying Fifteen 'Thingamabob' Steals the Show in DBSC Series
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Despite the holiday season a good fleet of Flying Fifteens turned out for the DBSC race on a cold Thursday evening. Tom Galvin with newcomer to the fleet Kerel crewing won the race in light conditions with a…
'Badly Damaged' & Repaired Flying Fifteen Returns to Win DBSC Race
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Fourteen Flying Fifteens turned out for the DBSC race last night on Dublin Bay with Chris Doorly & Alan Green in Frequent Flyer winning from Alan Dooley & Joe Hickey. It was a great result as the boat…
Flying Fifteen Strengths Showcased on Breezy Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Team Mulligan, Ben and Mary Jane, won both Flying Fifteen DBSC races yesterday, sailing Thingamabob, as blustery winds on Dublin Bay showcased the strength both of the Flying Fifteen keelboat design and of DBSC organization. Holiday absences, perhaps the…
Flying Fifteen
#flyingiffteen – The Flying Fifteen Southern Championships hosted by WHSC in Dunmore East took place in classic Dunmore East conditions with its SW winds and large waves at the weekend and was won by Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly (NYC)…
Colman & Quinn Take DBSC Flying Fifteen Gun
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – On a balmy summer's evening Neil Colman & Mick Quinn in Flyer won the Flying Fifteen DBSC race last night comfortably in the end but they didn't have it all their own way as O'Sullivan with Ben Mulligan…
Flying Fifteen Betty Takes Dublin Bay Sailing Club Double
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – It's days like this that we wonder why we sail, Dublin Bay was full of holes at the Seapoint side with the prevailing wind battling with the sea breeze but Suzanne McGarry and her DBSC team got two…
Frequent Flyer Takes DBSC Gun in DBSC Flying Fifteen Series
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – The Flying Fifteen DBSC Second Series started much the same way as the First Series ended with Chris Doorly & Alan Green in Frequent Flyer winning from Niall Colman & Mick Quinn in Flyer. On a cloudy grey…
Flying Fifteens 'Gruffalo' & 'Frequent Flyer' Share the DBSC Spoils
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – It's for days like this that we sail, a sunny afternoon with a nice force 3/4 on excellent Flying Fifteen DBSC courses set by Suzanne McGarry and her team on Freebird. There were two races, the first a…
Frequent Flyer Takes DBSC Gun to Tie First DBSC Series
Flying Fifteen
#dbsc – Going into the last race of the First Series in the Flying Fifteen class four boats were in contention, Frequent Flyer sailed by Chris Doorly & Alan Green won on the night to tie the Series with Dave…
Gorman & Doorly Win Flying Fifteen Northern Championships
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – The Flying Fifteen Northern Championships hosted by Strangford Lough YC in Whiterock took place in perfect conditions at the weekend and was won by Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly (NYC) who sailed a very consistent series, Ian Mathews…
Flying Fifteens Get Close Competition on Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Betty sailed by Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly won the two races at the weekend where 17 Flying Fifteen fleet turned out in the DBSC Saturday series. Tom & Eamon Galvin also had a great day getting two…

Flying Fifteen - At A Glance

Overall Length 20 ft6.1 m

Waterline Length 15 ft4.6 m

Mast Height 22 ft 6 in6.86 m

Sail Area 150 sq ft14 sqm

Spinnaker Area 140 sq ft13 sqm

Hull Weight 300 lb136 kg

Keel Weight 400 lb169 kg

Minimum Weight 685 lb305 kg

Racing Crew Two

Ideal Crew Range 18 - 28 st145 - 185 kg

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