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Colman & Quinn Take DBSC Flying Fifteen Gun

3rd July 2015
Colman & Quinn Take DBSC Flying Fifteen Gun

#flyingfifteen – On a balmy summer's evening Neil Colman & Mick Quinn in Flyer won the Flying Fifteen DBSC race last night comfortably in the end but they didn't have it all their own way as O'Sullivan with Ben Mulligan crewing lead for the first part of the race.

On what looked like a perfect evening for sailing it turned out to be challenging with the strong incoming tide and a shifty s-se wind. The question was whether to go inshore out of the tide or to stay out in the tide but pick up the stronger wind. Out worked and as the fleet approached Bullock mark those who stayed out lead the way including O'Sullivan, Colman and Dooley.

It was on to East mark and then Pier, at Pier the wind went soft, Colman closed the gap and on the beat up to Island mark took the lead which he held to the end to deservedly take the gun. Meanwhile Green had moved up to third and was neck and neck with O'Sullivan, a poor mark rounding ended the challenge and O'Sullivan was second with Green third. McCambridge was an excellent fourth followed by the O'Neills in fifth.

It was a great night's racing but it should be noted that there were a couple of close port and starboard incidents on the course- crews need to look more diligently and react in good time!
This weekend the fleet head to Dunmore East for the South Coast Championships.

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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