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Flying Fifteen Open Evening with Adult Sail Training Group at the National Yacht Club

30th August 2017
Flying Fifteen sailor Ian Mathews (left) with Ciara and Rosemary of the NYC's Adult Sail Training Group Flying Fifteen sailor Ian Mathews (left) with Ciara and Rosemary of the NYC's Adult Sail Training Group

A fun and successful evening was had out on the DBSC race course by all as the Flying Fifteen class held an open evening for those who attended the NYC Adult Training courses during the summer. The idea devised by National Yacht Club Committee members Helen Cooney and Chris Doorly was to give those who attended the course another opportunity to sail and keep the interest going after the course had finished. It also feeds into new crew availability and interest for this popular class.

Also included on the night were members of the regular Ladies Tuesday sailing group.

The race was ‘around the cans’ and in truth everyone was a winner. A big thanks to all those in the Flying Fifteen Fleet who helped with their time and boats and especially class Captain John O Sullivan who put the race together.

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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