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Irish Flying Fifteen Class Sailing News
The Flying Fifteens, one of Ireland's strongest one design fleets, are racing for national honours on Dublin Bay later this month
With the Irish Flying Fifteen Nationals only ten days away Cormac Bradley speculates on the runners and riders in what will double up as the third leg of a selection process for the host fleet of the 2019 World Championships…
NYC's Ian Mathews (left) and Keith Poole won race four of the Flying Fifteen Europeans on Lake Garda
The National Yacht Club's Ian Mathews and Keith Poole won race four of the Flying Fifteen European Championships on Lake Garda today. It moves the top Irish boat in the six–boat team to 11th overall in the 35-boat fleet.  British boats…
With great numbers turning out for DBSC club racing in recent months it is expected that there will be a large turnout at September’s Championships on the Bay
The Flying Fifteen class has confirmed Deloitte as a new sponsor of the Championships of Ireland 2018 to be sailed on Dublin Bay and to be hosted by the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire from 28th to 30th September. With great…
Five Irish Flying Fifteens are on the way in a car transporter to Lake Garda
The excitement is building as six crews from the National Yacht Club head of to Lake Garda this weekend for the Flying Fifteen European Championships hosted by club Fraglia Vela Riva in Riva Del Garda. It promises to be quiet…
An image from the 2012 Flying Fifteen Europeans on Lake Garda
A strong fleet from Ireland travels to the Flying Fifteen Open European Championship that takes place from Sunday 2nd to Friday 7th of September at one of Europe’s favourite sailing venues, Lake Garda. The Irish fleet, largely from Dublin Bay,…
Next week some of the DBSC Flying Fifteen fleet head off to Lake Garda for the European Championships
In unsettled conditions 17 Flying Fifteens took part in Saturdays Dublin Bay racing. The steady westerly winds in the morning faded completely as the boats went out but soon came in from the east and eventually clocking around to the…
David Gorman (right) & Chris Doorly (left) of the NYC are presented with the Facet Trophy by Pat Shannon
What has now become an established event in the DBSC Flying Fifteen calendar the Facet Jewellers Trophy presented and donated by Pat Shanahan of Facet Jewellers took place over the weekend with a 17– strong fleet and was won by David…
The top Irish boat at the County Down event was Dun Laoghaire's David Gorman and Chris Doorly (above) of the National Yacht Club in fourth overall.
In a four day series dramatically reduced to one day of racing due to lack of wind, former world champion Steve Goacher and Tim Harper were crowned Flying Fifteen Champions of the British Isles at Strangford Lough with a minimum of…
Windless Strangford Lough for the Flying Fifteen Championships
Flying Fifteen sailors are bearing the brunt of the high-pressure weather system over Ireland. In what is being described as 'unprecedented' for a Flying Fifteen Championships of the British Isles, the third day of racing was lost on Strangford Lough,…
One of the event’s organisers, Roger Chamberlain is pictured with sponsor Willowbrook Foods Managing Director, John McCann MBE at Strangford Lough Yacht Club at Whiterock, ahead of the Flying Fifteen Championships of the British Isles beginning on the 27th June 2018
Up to 100 sailors will take to the water this month, as Strangford Lough Yacht Club hosts boats from all over the UK and Ireland to compete in the Flying Fifteen Championships of the British Isles. Beginning on 27th June,…
An impressive fleet of 21 Flying Fifteens were on a busy DBSC start line
On the way to Dun Laoghaire no one knew what to expect as there had been little or no wind all week. Dublin Bay is full of surprise’s and we were greeted with a nice S-SE breeze and dense fog! …
Flying Fifteen East Coast Championship winners Rory and Andrew Martin
Andy & Rory Martin (SLYC) sailed a near perfect series counting four firsts in windy conditions in winning the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships at Ballyholme Yacht Club on the south shore of Belfast Lough. As this was the first…
David Gorman and Chris Doorly lead overight
Former Irish Flying Fifteen champions David Gorman and Chris Doorly lead a 20-boat East Coast Championships at Ballyholme Yacht Club today. The National Yacht Club pairing is two points ahead of Strangford Lough's Roger Chamberlain and Charlie Horder. Third after…
It is the class’s first visit in a long time to the club that had a thriving Flying Fifteen fleet in days gone by
Excitement is building for the first regional event of the season for the ever popular Flying Fifteen class. With good numbers turning out at club level in Dublin and Strangford Lough in particular they now take to the road and…
This promises to be an exciting year for the class on the bay as there are now about 30 boats across the waterfront in the DMYC, RStGYC and the NYC.
In what started as a drifter for the DBSC  Flying Fifteens and the PRO Jack Roy considering cancelling the racing for the evening a fresh breeze filled in from the SW and provided perhaps the most exciting conditions for racing…
Preparing to launch the Flying Fifteen fleet at the National Yacht Club
In the first DBSC race of the season there was an impressive turnout of fifteen Flying Fifteens on the start line last night. The first race is usually a mix of trepidation and excitement, there were some new boats out,…

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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