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Flying Fifteen 2017 Fixtures Are Announced

28th November 2016
The Flying Fifteens will race on Dublin Bay for east coast honours on May 27th / 28th The Flying Fifteens will race on Dublin Bay for east coast honours on May 27th / 28th Photo: Afloat.ie

The Irish Flying Fifteen class has announced its 2017 racing programme with two freshwater events on its national calendar for the first time. The 30–boat fleet will head to Craigavon for its Northern Championships at Lough Neagh on June 17th and a season finale will also be held on freshwater when the fleet makes its annual return to Lough Derg Yacht Club on October 21st. Full fixtures below:

Flying Fifteen 2017 Programme

May 27th / 28th: East Coast Championship - DMYC, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
June 17th / 18th: Northern Championship - Lough Neagh Sailing Club, Craigavon
August 19th / 20th: South Coast Championship - WHSC, Dunmore East
September 8th - 10th: Championship of Ireland - CAYC, Whitehead 
October 21st – 22nd: Western Championship & LDYC Keel Boat Regatta - LDYC, Dromineer

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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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