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Irish Flying Fifteen Class Sailing News
Alistair Court & Conor O’Leary, were Thursday night DBSC Flying Fifteen race winners
Fourteen DBSC Flying Fifteens had a cracking night on the water last night on Dublin Bay when the light zephyrs of the past few sessions, Thursdays and Saturdays, were replaced by a robust breeze out of the west. The forecast had…
John Lavery and Alan Green were the winners of Saturday's first DBSC Flying Fifteen race on Saturday
On arrival at the sea-front late on Saturday morning, one might have been forgiven for thinking that Keat’s Ode to Autumn was in vogue as a mist had descended on Dun Laoghaire to the extent that there was shore-side speculation…
David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne in Ignus Caput Duo were the DBSC Flying Fifteen race winners
After the first Saturday was blown out due to high winds, DBSC’s subsequent fixtures have been characterised by light and fickle winds. And last night was no exception, with the addition of a strong ebbing tide on the start line…
The Flying Fifteen class on Lough Neagh
Lough Neagh Sailing Club at Kinnego Marina, Northern Ireland hosted the first 2022 event for the Flying Fifteen class which was designed to support personal development of crews through practise starts followed by a series of races. Participants were welcomed…
International Judge Gordon Davies
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) biggest one-design keelboat fleet staged a pre-season Interactive Racing Rules talk on April 1st with Irish International Judge Gordon Davies. The Flying Fifteens – a fleet that numbers 26 boats in the just-published 2022 DBSC yearbook…
Lough Neagh Sailing Club will be running Flying Fifteen one-design keelboat starting practice sessions
Lough Neagh Sailing Club will be running Flying Fifteen one design keelboat starting practice sessions and three Windward-Leeward races on Saturday 9th April 2022 a shakedown event for the 2022 season.  The Oxford Island event is open to all members…
The 1988 British and Irish Flying Fifteen champion, the late Gerry Donleavy of the National Yacht Club, will be commemorated this weekend with a new National Championship trophy presented in his honour
Former Flying Fifteen British Isles and Irish Champion Gerry Donleavy who died last year is one of three members of the Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen class to be honoured at the 2021 FF15 Trophy Awards Dinner in Dun Laoghaire Harbour…
The FF 2022 European Championship and 75th Anniversary Race, will be hosted by Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club from 20 to 26 August 2022
The International Flying Fifteen 75th Anniversary Regatta, incorporating the 2022 European Championship and 75th Anniversary Race, will be hosted by Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club from 20 to 26 August 2022. Over the week before from 18 to 22 August, there…
Uffa Fox designed the Flying Fifteen in late 1947
The International Flying Fifteen 75th Anniversary Regatta, incorporating the 2022 European Championship and 75th Anniversary Race will be hosted by Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club 20th to 26th August 2022. Uffa Fox designed the Flying Fifteen in late 1947. There are…
Shane McCarthy (4085) in action with the Flying Fifteen fleet in Dun Laoghaire in 2021
Due to the increasing Covid numbers, the Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen Fleet AGM was moved at relatively short notice from a person-to-person meeting in the DMYC to an online Zoom meeting last Thursday night. Given that there are thirty-plus Flying…
Flying Fifteen Frostbite winners at Dun Laoghaire Harbour: (from left to right) Joe Hickey crew of winning  boat, Peter Sherry Vice Commodore National YC, David Mulvin, Class Secretary, Ken Dumpleton, winner receiving the day prize envelope from event PRO Keith Poole
Ken Dumpleton and Joe Hickey of the host club were winners of the five-week-long Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. As Afloat reported previously, sixteen boats are entered, with an average of 11 competing each weekend. Dumpleton and…
Sixteen Flying Fifteens have been competing for Frostbite honours at Dun Laoghaire harbour
This weekend sees the conclusion of the five-week-long Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Sixteen boats are entered, with an average of 11 competing each weekend. PRO Keith Poole and his race team have provided great courses and…
Squibs and Flying Fifteens picking up speed as the breeze builds at Dromineer, with FFs Triggers Bush (3896, Lee Statham & Andy Paul, Waterford Harbour SC) and Duff Extra (3737, Gavin Doyle & Dave Sweeney, National YC) keeping their wind clear
The annual October Freshwater Keelboat Regatta at Dromineer, (hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club and staged last weekend) has been no stranger to hyper-strong winds in times past. But in 2021's unusually gentle Autumn, it provided two to three days…
Multi-class champion, the late Gerry Donleavy of the National Yacht Club
The National Yacht Club and the Irish dinghy and one design scene are mourning the loss of sailing stalwart Gerry Donleavy of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, who died at the weekend. Donleavy, a long-standing member of the NYC, won the 1988…
Lough Derg Yacht Club is expecting a fleet of 30 Squibs for its Keelboat Regatta on October 15th
Lough Derg Yacht Club in County Tipperary will welcome one design visitors back to Dromineer for the Keelboat regatta on the weekend of 15th to 17th of October. Four fleets are expected to the lake, with the biggest likely to…
Flying Fifteen East Coast Champions - Nigel Biggs and Peter Evans of Howth Yacht Club
Despite an overnight cushion of six points, Nigel Biggs and Peter Evans of Howth Yacht Club were chased all the way in today's final races of the Flying Fifteen Irish East Coast Championships off Dun Laoghaire Harbour.  Five races were…

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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