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Flying Fifteen
Roger Chamberlain and Charlie Horder of Strangford Lough Sailing Club
The first regional event of the year took place at the weekend at the newly built Strangford Sailing Club with the Flying Fifteen Northern Championships being won by Roger Chamberlain & Charlie Horder (SLSC) with consistent results while all around…
The Subaru-sponsored Flying Fifteen World Championships sets sail on Dublin Bay this September
The National Yacht Club has issued a call for volunteers to assist in its hosting of the Flying Fifteen World Championships from 1-13 September. As many as 86 boats expected to enter the event, which will take place 50 years…
Locals Andy McCleery and Colin Dougan (PSC) are competing at this weekend's Flying Fifteen Northern Championships at Strangford Sailing Club
The excitement is building for the first regional event of the year with the Flying Fifteen Northern Championships being hosted this weekend by Strangford Sailing Club. It is one of the first events to be held since the rebuilding of…
Perfect Alibi - Tim Goodbody (left) and Vincent Harris sailing in the Flying Fifteen fleet as part of the Palma Vela regatta
Beijing Olympian Tim Goodbody junior of the Royal Irish Yacht Club finished second overall sailing an elderly Flying Fifteen in Palma Vela in Mallorca, Spain at the weekend. Originally created as a regatta for Maxis, and formerly known as the Maxi Race…
Dave Mulvin (left) and Ronan Beirne – DBSC Flying fifteen race winners
At 17:00 yesterday afternoon, no one would have been too put out if the DBSC Flying Fifteen racing for the evening had been “canned”. A day of heavy rain with very little wind, it was more akin to a late…
At the Flying Fifteen Worlds launch at the NYC were (from left) Tim Ryan of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Barry Dempsey of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, the National Yacht Club's Ronan Beirne, Cllr Cormac Devlin and Dun Laoghaire Harbour Master Simon Coate
The National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire has preparations well underway to host the 2019 Flying Fifteen World Championships.  The event was launched on Wednesday and will see up to 80 two-person boats take to the water for the qualifying Pre-worlds from…
The Subaru sponsored Flying Fifteen World Championships sets sail on Dublin Bay this September
With the Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships combined with an International event and the Championships of Ireland, this September promises to be a festival of sailing on Dublin Bay hosted by the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Preparations are…
Frank Miller & Cormac Bradley, opening night winners DBSC 2019
Thirteen Flying Fifteens answered Race Officer Jack Roy’s call to the start of the first race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s 2019 Summer Season and two of those were so excited at the prospect of the return of summer…
A Class One start at the 2017 Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay
With three months to go to the first gun off Dun Laoghaire’s famous harbour, 410 boats are already entered — and more than half the entries are visiting craft to Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2019. It is an early-season marine…
Strangford Sailing Club was gutted by fire in September 2017
The Flying Fifteen class will return to Strangford Sailing Club for its Northern Championships this May, the first time the keelboat class has sailed at the County Down venue since the clubhouse was destroyed by fire in 2017. The new club…
Flying Fifteen winners Alan Green (left) and Chris Doorly (second from right) wer winners of the Flying Fifteen Frostbites at the National Yacht Club
In near perfect conditions for the month of November, fifteen Flying Fifteens turned out at the weekend on what was dubbed 'Super Saturday' with six races for the conclusion of the Mitsubishi Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series hosted by the NYC.…
A new Flying Fifteen fordeck plug at the Ovington Boats factory
Jonny Fullerton chats with Boat Builder Nathan Batchelor at Ovington Boats regarding the development of the Flying Fifteen and the future prospects for the class. The Flying Fifteen is described as ‘the original sportsboat’ although unlike today’s modern sportsboats, it…
Captain's Prize – FF Captain Mick Quinn (left) presented the half model trophy to Alan Green (centre) and Chris Doorly
The Flying Fifteen class Mitsubishi Frostbite series continued over the weekend with Race 7 and 8 at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay. Twelve boats made it to the start line including visitors Stuart and Tim…
Ken Dumpleton and John McAree are competing in the Flying Fifteen Frostbite series
The Flying Fifteen class Mitsubishi Frostbite series continued over the weekend after a break for the bank holiday weekend at the National Yacht Club. With nineteen boats entered and with PRO Ian Mathews running the show this event never fails…
From left: Flying Fifteen president Chris Doorly, Subaru Ireland director Sean Dunne, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Master Simon Coate, National Yacht Club’s Susan Spain, event chairman Niall Meagher and NYC Commodore Ronan Beirne
Subaru Ireland are delighted to announce they have come on board and and are ready to set sail as the main sponsor and vehicle partner of the Flying Fifteen World Championships 2019. Subaru also becomes a sponsor and corporate vehicle…
Flying fifteens competing in this month's Flying Fifteen National Championships on Dublin Bay
As David O'Brien reports in this morning's Irish Times here, the Irish Flying Fifteen class have confirmed the seven 'automatic qualifiers' for next September's Flying Fifteen World Championships on Dublin Bay.  After the seasons 4 qualification events, with 3 to…

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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