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UK Boats Take Nine of Top Ten Places at Flying Fifteen Worlds

29th July 2011
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UK Boats Take Nine of Top Ten Places at Flying Fifteen Worlds

After finishing fifth in the penultimate race Graham Vials and Chris Turner were able to head back to HISC for an early shower after winning the 2011 Flying 15 World Championships at Hayling Island SC. The Championships closed yesterday with British boats occupying the top ten places in the 120-boat fleet. Ireland's Brian McKee and Ian Smyth from Strangford Lough finished top of five Irish boats competing in 17th place overall.

Mike Hart and Richard Rigg won the first race of the final day, second Greg Wells and Mark Darling and in third Arnaud Biet and Fabien Constant of France. Vials and Turner finished fifth to take the title with a race to spare. In the final race the 2010 champions, Grant Alderson and Dean NcAullay from Australia took the final gun. Second were Russell Peters and Tim Hall with Hart and Rigg in third.

The Classic and Silver fleets also completed their series. Bobby Salmond and Robert Till GBR627, from Holy Loch SC are the 2011 Classic Flying 15 Champions and Malcolm and Alex Hall from Burton SC took the Silver event title.

Flying 15 - Final Leaders 2011 World Championship at HISC
1. Graham Vials / Chris Turner, GBR, 21 points
2. Mike Mcintyre / Gemma Mcintyre, GBR, 41
3. Andy Mckee / Richard Jones, GBR, 44
4. Greg Wells / Mark Darling, GBR, 46
5. Russell Peters / Tim Hall, GBR, 48
6. Jeremy Davy / Simon Childs, GBR, 52
7. Mike Hart / Richard Rigg, GBR, 57
8. Grant Alderson / Dean Mcaullay, AUS, 66
9. Alan Bax / Bill Masterman, GBR, 74
10. Charles Apthorp / Gavin Tappenden, GBR, 75

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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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