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Flying Fifteens Wait for Race to Complete Championships

23rd July 2012
Flying Fifteens Wait for Race to Complete Championships

#flyingfifteen – No racing was possible yesterday, Sunday 22nd, at Largs at the Allen Flying Fifteen Nationals.

Initial readings on the racecourse were at a fresh 16-18 knots, with gusts well above, and the wind subsequently rose to 25 to 35 knots, ruling out any racing.

Tomorrow will have two races instead of the scheduled one, to complete the Championship.

The Fifteen Nationals come to Largs every few years, and Scottish co organiser David Atwood noted a much improved Scottish entry this time of nine boats, plus many from both the NW and NE of England, as well as from further South. David said that many owners in Scotland had moved into modern boats, plus they can join in an active and very friendly Scottish

Travellers circuit which goes to many of the most scenic parts of the country.

The 2012 Scottish circuit culminates in the Scottish Championship at Loch Lomond on October 6/7, and this event will also be the final Worlds Qualifier event, so top British crews can qualify for the 2013 World Championships in Hong Kong. A strong entry of over 30 boats is expected at Loch Lomond, which has one of Scotland's biggest fleets.

At this Nationals, top Scottish boat is currently that of Hamish Mackay and Andy Lawson, in 15th overall, while Bobby Salmond and Ingrid Magnus are close behind in the first Classic (vintage) boat in 19th.

Overall standings after Day 3

1. Kneller/ Lucas, 4pts

2. Goacher/ Evans, 6pts

3. McKee/ McKee, 6pts

4. John Lavery/ David O'Brien, National YC, IRL, 6pts

Top Scots: Hamish Mackay and Andy Lawson, Royal Highland YC in 15th overall.

Top Classic overall; Bobby Salmond/ Ingrid Magnus, Holy Loch SC in 19th


Top Silver overall; Chris and Marion Bowen, Northampton SC in 24th overall.

Full results here

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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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