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Irish Flying Fifteen Class Sailing News
Ffantastic Mr Fox Wins Flying Fifteen Race on Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Sixteen Flying Fifteens again came out in much calmer conditions than last week as the frostbite series continued on Sunday. In very tricky conditions with the wind struggling to get above 7–knots PRO Ian Mathews managed to get…
16 Flying Fifteens Start Dublin Bay Frostbite Series
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Sixteen Flying Fifteens came out for what turned out to be a dramatic and exhilarating mornings sailing as the frostbite series continued on Sunday in perfect sailing conditions, sunshine and 18-25 knots of breeze from the west. Dave…
Flying Fifteens Host Waterford Harbour Membership Drive
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteens – Ireland's Flying Fifteen man in Waterford, Charlie Boland, has organised an information session on Tuesday next week for those interested in taking up sailing or switching into the 20–foot keelboat class. Boland, of Waterford Harbour Sailing Club in…
Irish Flying Fifteens Pay Tribute to Master Builder Roy Windebank
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Irish Flying fifteen vice–president Alan Green has led tributes from Ireland to Flying Fifteen doyen Roy Windebank of Hayling Island in Hampshire who died last month aged 81. The British master builder who had been involved as both…
Hayling Island Flying Fifteen Champion Wins Dublin Bay Contest
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – UK visitor Charles Apthorp paired with the National Yacht Club's Alan Green took four wins from five races to be the clear overall winners of the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships at Dun Laoghaire yesterday. Hayling Island's Apthorp,…
Killyleagh Flying Fifteen Pair Take on Former World Champion for East Coast Honours
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Flying Fifteen National Champions Andy McCleery and Colin Dougan from Killyleagh Yacht Club on Strangford Lough will have to contend with UK visitor Charles Apthorp, a former world champion, in a fleet of up to 30 boats expected at…
Flying Fifteen Champions Defend European Title, Top Irish Seventh
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Hayling Island Sailing Club's Greg Wells and Richard Riggs, from the UK, successfully defended their Flying Fifteen European keelboat title in a cliffhanger finish at Port de Pollenca in Northern, Mallorca last Friday. In a dominant display, British boats…
National Yacht Club Flying Fifteens Head for Mallorca By Car Transporter
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – A fleet of seven Dublin Bay Flying Fifteen keelboats on a load measuring over 50–foot long and 12–foot high are on their way to the European Championships in Mallorca, Spain. The extra long load is the result of…
Strangford Locals Win Flying Fifteen Irish Title By a Single Point
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Strangford locals Andy McCleery and Colin Dougan won the 2014 Flying Fifteen Irish title at Portaferry Sailing club today by a single point but it was not until the final race of the six race series did the…
Irish Flying Fifteen Fleet To Contest National Title on Strangford Lough
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – The Flying Fifteen Championships of Ireland take place in Portaferry Sailing Club on Strangford Lough tomorrow. Up to 30 boats are expected with boats travelling from four sailing centres across Ireland; Antrim, Carlingford, Dun Laoghaire and Dunmore East.…
Flying Fifteen DBSC Race Won By Frequent Flyer
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – 13 Flying Fifteens turned out for the DBSC racing last night, on arrival the wind had faded completely and it looked like we might get the night off. As the fleet headed out to the start area a new wind…
New Flying Fifteen Winners in DBSC Series
Flying Fifteen
#dbsc – 12 Flying Fifteen turned out for the DBSC racing on Saturday the last Saturday of the second series, there was a pleasant force 3⁄4 W wind with the tide ebbing. What transpired was a total mix of conditions from over…
Flying Fifteen Duo Maguire & Burgess Just Hang on for DBSC Win
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Once again the Flying Fifteens were all greeted by a bank of fog when they arrived in Dun Laoghaire writes our special correspondent. It didn't look like we would get out sailing especially as the 250 Optimists had just…
Frequent Flyer Comes Through the Fog in Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – On one of the warmest days of the summer Flying Fifteens were all greeted by a bank of fog when we arrived in Dun Laoghaire but there was enough visibility particularly in Scotsman's Bay to proceed with the…
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – The last of the waterfront clubs summer regatta's took place at the RStGYC on Saturday and the Flying Fifteen class was won by Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly in Betty in testing conditions as the winds were all…
Flying Fifteen 'Perfect Ten' Steals The DBSC Show
Flying Fifteen
#flyinfgfifteen – The wind gods were toying with the Flying fifteens last night and depending where you were you had zero wind up to about 10knots towards the end, despite a good forecast with a steady building wind from the…

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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