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Irish Flying Fifteen Class Sailing News
Prince Philip and Uffa Fox sailing Coweslip
Tim O'Brien, President of the UK Flying Fifteen Association, paid tribute to HRH Prince Philip, a former FF helmsman By now many will have read and seen the sad news that HRH Prince Philip has died - much will be…
The next Flying Fifteen World and Australian Championships will remain in the same format as the proposed 2022 event but delayed by a year due to the uncertainty surrounding the global COVID 19 pandemic
The 2022 Flying Fifteen World and Australian Championships have been postponed to 9th to 23rd March 2023. A consequence of this change is that the 2023 World Championships scheduled for Weymouth will now be held in the Summer of 2025.…
Flying Fifteen sailing on Dublin Bay
The Flying Fifteen organisation in France is working hard to try and have a European Championship in 2021 but Covid is being very persistent and its scheduled event at École Na-vale, Lanvéoc-Poulmic, Brest, France between 13 -15 May 2021 is looking…
The new Ginger Boats Flying Fifteen hull
A new hull builder gives Flying Fifteen sailors an option to the Ovington hull that has been so dominant in the class in recent years has been announced for the 20-foot keelboat class.  The class, one of the largest one-design…
Flying Fifteen sailing on the Clyde
Scottish club Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club is keen to recruit Irish Flying Fifteen entries for its staging of the UK National Championships from 24th - 27th June 2021. Ireland has a strong tradition of attending the UK event, particularly when…
RYA High Performance coach Andrew (Hammy) Baker has been elected President of the Irish Flying Fifteen Class
The Flying Fifteen Association of Ireland (FFAI) hosted their delayed AGM on the Zoom platform last Wednesday night (13th Jan) with a virtual attendance from Dun Laoghaire, Strangford Lough and Dunmore East and, refreshingly, Galway, where there is a significant…
Flying Fifteen sailing on Dublin Bay
Dun Laoghaire's buoyant Flying Fifteen class is getting behind the new format Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2021 One Design event scheduled for July With two boats already entered five months before the event, Class Captain Neil Colin of the DMYC is…
Flying Fifteen sailing on Dublin Bay
The Irish Flying Fifteen class AGM will now be held this week on Wednesday, January 13th and not January 14 as previously notified. As Afloat reported earlier, the 2021 Irish fixtures for one of Ireland's most popular one-designs were published…
The Irish Flying Fifteen calendar  2021 has been published
The Flying Fifteen class will move to support a growing Gaeltacht-based fleet by staging its 2021 West Coast Championships at Rossaveal in County Galway next May.  The 2021 Irish fixtures for one of Ireland's most popular one-designs were published ahead…
Windward leeward courses proved popular for the Flying Fifteens on Dublin Bay in 2020
Dublin Bay Sailing Club is already starting to plan its racing for the 2021 summer season next week and it's racing sub-committee is taking on board suggestions from the 22 different classes it provides racing for every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday…
Good upwind sailing on Casla Bay for the Connemara Flying Fifteens
With a nice southerly breeze, 19 Flying Fifteens hoisted their sails early morning for the last race of the Connemara league. As Afloat reported previously, a rejuvenated fleet in County Galway is boasting one of the largest fleets in the country…
The Flying Fifteen East Coasts have been cancelled due to COVID
The Irish Flying Fifteen East Coasts championships scheduled for tomorrow at the National Yacht Club is another Dublin Bay event that has been subject to a last-minute cancellation this evening. The event, previewed here, was only the second championship of…
The first Flying Fifteen Championship of the year on Dublin Bay will be sailed this weekend from the National Yacht Club
There is always a danger with putting together an article of this sort! People who are omitted from the assessment could be offended! Assumptions that people will be in attendance may be unfounded! So, in the best interests of putting…
(L – R) John Lavery (4083) 2nd Prize; Neil Colin, Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen Class Captain; Alan Green (4083), Nicki Mathews & Niall Meagher (3938) 3rd Prize, Chris Doorly & Shane (3970) 1st Prize
Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen Class Captain, Neil Colin of the DMYC, declared that his Captain's Prize would be contested on Saturday (past) with both races to count and no discards applying. In the case of a tie, the second race…
Flying Fifteens racing on Dublin Bay at last weekend’s NYC 150th Anniversary Race Day
The National Yacht Club hosts the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championship in Dublin Bay next weekend, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September. The Notice of Race is available to read or download, and the online entry form can be found HERE.…
DBSC has posted the series results with the conclusion of tonight's FF race.
On the last midweek night of the DBSC season – truncated by a delayed start but extended by two weeks, both due to the understandable restrictions imposed by Covid-19, thirteen Flying Fifteens enjoyed a genteel night on Dublin Bay. 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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