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'Badly Damaged' & Repaired Flying Fifteen Returns to Win DBSC Race

24th July 2015
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'Badly Damaged' & Repaired Flying Fifteen Returns to Win DBSC Race

#flyingfifteen – Fourteen Flying Fifteens turned out for the DBSC race last night on Dublin Bay with Chris Doorly & Alan Green in Frequent Flyer winning from Alan Dooley & Joe Hickey. It was a great result as the boat was returning to racing after being badly damaged in the recent Dun Laoghaire regatta. After a short delay when the committee boat relocated themselves on the Bay racing got going in a light westerly breeze in a strong ebbing tide. Doorly started at the boat and was to weather of the fleet as they all headed in towards the shore to Pier mark, on a shift Doorly tacked and made the weather mark first closely followed by O'Neill & MJ Mulligan, Neil Colman and Mulvin.
Down the next two reaches Doorly sailed on as the rest of the fleet luffed each other up getting well clear and keeping it to the finish. Behind positions changed in the light shifty conditions, O'Neill and Coughlan were going well, Colman and Mulvin lost out on the second beat. On the last leg to the finish line Dooley was now a comfortable second but in the bunch behind places changed again with McCambridge getting third and Galvin fourth.
Many thanks to Jack Roy and his team for a good course in tricky conditions, this Saturday the DBSC series continues. 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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