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The Flying Fifteen Frostbite Winter Sailing Series 2022 starts on Saturday, October 8th
A four-week Flying Fifteen Frostbite Winter Sailing Series 2022 will take place in the National Yacht Club starting on Saturday, October 8th.  Up to 30 of the 20-foot keelboats are racing on Dublin Bay, most NYC-based, so a strong entry…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour sailor Ciarán Crummey
Dun Laoghaire Harbour sailor and marine biologist Ciarán Crummey has died.  Ciarán, of Bawnboy in County Cavan, unexpectedly passed on 5th September after a short illness, according to an announcement on The talented dinghy and keelboat sailor, who was as…
Flying Fifteen Champions of Ireland - Peter and Juliette Kennedy of Strangford Lough Yacht Club and Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
After three days of challenging racing and race management, the Flying Fifteen Championship of Ireland concluded on Sunday 4th September, with a well-deserved victory by father and daughter combination Peter and Juliette Kennedy (3920), flying the burgees of Strangford Lough…
The father and daughter team of Peter and Juliette Kennedy from Strangford Lough Yacht Club were the Flying Fifteen National Championships of Ireland winners after six races sailed at the National Yacht Club
Peter and Juliette Kennedy from Strangford Lough Yacht Club were crowned Irish Flying Fifteen National Champions after six races sailed at the National Yacht Club on Sunday.  The father and daughter pairing led the three-day Dun Laoghaire championships from start…
The intention is to run three races on the final day of the Flying Fifteen Nationals on Dublin Bay
Peter and Juliette Kennedy continue to lead the Flying Fifteen National Championships of Ireland after three races sailed at the National Yacht Club. Leaders since Friday, the consistent Strangford Lough father and daughter combination are on eight points. They have…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay. A fleet of 31 are competing for the Irish title this weekend at the National Yacht Club
Yachties, like any other sportspeople, enjoy consistency. Footballers and rugby players want consistency of interpretation of the rules when they are playing. Football has introduced VAR to try and enhance the application of consistency to offside decisions and instances of…
John Lavery and Alan Green will look for a hat trick of wins at this weekend's Flying Fifteen National Championships at the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay
This coming weekend, the Irish Flying Fifteen community have their biggest regatta of the year, the National Championship of Ireland, hosted by the National Yacht Club. A seven-race programme is on the agenda over Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2nd, 3rd…
John Lavery and Alan Green (IRL 4083) from the National Yacht Club, competing in the 71-boat Flying Fifteen European fleet
The 75th Anniversary Flying Fifteen European Championship on the Solent came to a fitting close on another semi-overcast but warm, humid day. There was a short delay of an hour to wait for the wind to fill, which it did,…
The Commodore’s House which was Uffa Fox's last home and it was where Prince Philip’s Flying Fifteen Coweslip, a wedding present from the Townspeople of Cowes, was displayed
The Uffa Fox 50th celebrations at Cowes to mark the life of the famous yacht designer has acclaimed huge success, with over 80 Uffa Fox-designed boats visiting Cowes over the weekend.  The event attracted 220 sailors and volunteers and over…
Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly
It was a testing day for the DBSC Flying Fifteen fleet on Saturday with a strong and gusty southwest wind but PRO Brian Mathews and his team got two races completed. As well as the regulars there were a few…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen DBSC Race Officer John McNeilly set an exciting course in the 14-22 knots westerly wind with blue skies giving what can only be described as champagne sailing conditions on Dublin bay last night. Dumpleton and Hickey led off…
FF South Coast winners-Back row (L to R) Niall O’Brien and Ronan O’Brien, Southern Champions, Peter Murphy & Ciara Mulvey, Silver Fleet winners. Front row (L to R) John O’Sullivan & Pat Kiersey, Bronze Fleet winners
Thirteen Flying Fifteens contested their Southern Championships in the sunny South-East in the company of sixteen 420s when Waterford Harbour sailing Club hosted both fleets over this past weekend. The host club had three boats on the water and the…
1988 and 1992 Olympian Peter Kennedy from Strangford Lough is lying third overnight at the Southern Championship at Dunmore East
The Flying Fifteen fleet completed three races in light conditions in Dunmore East, County Waterford today for their Southern Championships, together with the 420 dinghy fleet. Thirteen boats are contesting the Championships, with three boats from Northern Ireland, three from…
Alistair Court and Conor O’Leary of the DMYC were DBSC Saturday (6th August 2022) Flying Fifteen race winners on Dublin Bay
Race Officer Neil Murphy and the Green Fleet had a difficult day on the water for Saturday’s DBSC racing. Initially, the Race Officer took the fleet well to the west of the bay with the bigger boats and a WAZP…
Flying Fifteens on Dublin Bay
After an extended run of light wind conditions for Thursday night racing, Flying Fifteen Race Officer John McNeilly had some wind to play with on Thursday night (August 4). The DBSC results sheet for the night suggests we had 10–18…
Facet Trophy winners - from left to right: John Lavery, winning helm, Pat Shannon (Facet Jewellers), Frank Burgess (MC), Alan Green, winning crew
Sixteen Flying Fifteens made the start of the first race of the two-race programme for the Facet Trophy – an August Bank Holiday weekend fixture for the Dublin Bay class, now in its tenth year. At 10:00, the signs for…

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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