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Flying Fifteen
Drama at September's Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships with one boat receiving rescue boat assistance after a capsize in the breezy conditions that prevailed on Dublin Bay
DMYC sailor Neil Colin will be elected DBSC Flying 15 captain at next week's fleet agm at the Royal St. George Yacht Club. After a packed season for the Flying Fifteen class, the agm will include a review of September's…
Olympian Cathy MacAleavey (left) with her daughter Claudine racing their Dublin Bay Water Wag on the Shannon. Cathy will be the only woman helm in this weekend’s All-Ireland Sailing Championship at Dun Laoghaire, crewed by her husband Con Murphy
Only in Ireland could it be like this. We hear that of many things in this curious island of ours. But the varying sailing, location and personal backgrounds of the sixteen helmspersons competing in this weekend’s All-Ireland Helmsmans Championship at…
New world champions - Chris Turner and Graham Vials ashore at the National Yacht Club
There was little if any surprise when Graham Vials and Chris Turner came ashore at the National Yacht Club this afternoon that the Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club duo had claimed their fourth Flying Fifteen World title after a marathon long Dublin Bay…
Champions-elect: Graham Vials and Chris Turner sailing 'Floaty McFloatFace' from (Derwent Reservoir SC)
After the disappointment of sitting out two races yesterday due to boat damage in a collision for which they were awarded redress, Britain’s Graham Vials and Chris Turner sailing 'Floaty McFloatFace' from (Derwent Reservoir SC) are on the verge of…
A sudden gust at the gybe mark hits the World Championship Flying Fifteen fleet in today's second race on Dublin Bay
There was drama on the finish line of the Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships today in Dun Laoghaire as regatta leaders Graham Vials and Chris Turner (Derwent Reservoir SC) were involved in a collision which holed their boat forcing them…
Graham Vials and Chris Turner have a 19 point lead at the half way stage of the Flying Fifteen Worlds in Dun Laoghaire
As the Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championship reaches the halfway stage at the National Yacht Club, Dublin Bay delivered another blustery day to complete two more races in the 12-race series. Early in the morning, the wind was howling but…
A close finish in light winds between overall leaders Graham Vials and Chris Turner (4071) and Australia (4063) Mike Hart and Dean McAullay
The forecast for day 3 of the Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championship was for very light airs all day but by the time competitors started to arrive at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire on Sunday morning, a faint…
Overall leaders - Fiery Chariot (GBR 4005) Andy McKee and Richard Jones from Dovestone Sailing Club
After three races sailed at Dun Laoghaire, British boats have total control of the Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships at the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay and take the top 12 places overall after three races sailed. Lying in…
British National Champions Graham Vials and Chris Turner in action on Dublin Bay
British National Champions Graham Vials and Chris Turner of Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club have taken an early lead in the Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships at Dun Laoghaire today. British boats took the top five places in the single race…
The National Yacht Club is the venue for the  Subaru-sponsored Flying Fifteen World Championships on Dublin Bay
The Hong Kong Flying Fifteen team will race in the first race of the Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships tomorrow following the release of their three boats from Customs at Dublin Port that caused them to miss this week's pre-world…
Winds are strong and gusty on Dublin Bay
With the Dublin Bay Buoy recording 23 knots with gusts in the low thirties, the obvious decision, to cancel today's racing at the Flying fifteen pre-world championships has been taken by Race Officer Jack Roy writes Cormac Bradley. This leaves…
78 competitors from nine nations will contest the Flying Fifteen Worlds at Dun Laoghaire this Friday
The International Flying Fifteen class returns to Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay where 78 competitors from nine nations will go to battle for the 2019 title. Host club the National Yacht Club will host the event which has 12 races scheduled…
Nathan Batchelor & Richard Rigg are the Pre-World leaders
As advised by Race Officer this morning, the Flying Fifteen Pre-Worlds fleet completed three races today in view of a forecast that currently suggests we may not get out tomorrow writes Cormac Bradley. Two windward- leewards of two laps followed…
Hayling Island Sailing Club's Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado
Hayling Island Sailing Club's Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado lead the Subaru Flying Fifteen Championship of Ireland and Pre-Worldscontest after two races sailed in blustery westerlies on Dublin Bay yesterday writes Cormac Bradley. The six-race series which precedes this Friday's…
A “bridge” between the pontoons in front of the National Yacht Club and the existing pontoons and platform is now in place at the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
With just over 72 hours to go until the measurement process for the Subaru Ireland Flying Fifteen World Championship 2019 commences, plans for the event are proceeding apace including new pontoon facilities in front of the National Yacht Club at…
As Good As It Gets – Ben Mulligan & Cormac Bradley DBSC winners
In the week when there was a “macro-committee” meeting of the organising team for the Subaru Ireland sponsored Flying Fifteen World Championship 2019, a slightly reduced fleet took part in the penultimate race of the Flying Fifteen 2019 DBSC midweek…

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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