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ISAF Umpire Davies to Quiz Flying Fifteens on New Racing Rules of Sailing

9th February 2013
ISAF Umpire Davies to Quiz Flying Fifteens on New Racing Rules of Sailing

#flyingfifteenInternational Sailing Federation (ISAF) Umpire Gordon Davies will talk on the new 2013 racing rules, covering changes to mark rounding rules and starting, in advance of the Flying fifteen (FF) season in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay, the biggest FF racing fleet in the country.

The sesssion on Tuesday 26th March will take the format of a Pub Quiz at 8pm in the National YC.

A voluntary collection will be held afterwards to raise finds for for the Irish Team Racing Association (ITRA) of which Davies is secretary.

Last year enough money was raised enough at the rules evening to send two trainee umpires on a course in the UK. They have both now qualified as umpires.

Davies, a recently appointed member of ISAF's 'rapid response' team racing call group, will follow up with to an on the water racing rules session in May for the FF fleet.

At its AGM FF fleet members voted to change the 720 penalty rule to a 360 rule and also introduce an arbitration procedure at the end of each race.

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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