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National Yacht Club Awarded 2019 Flying Fifteen World Championships

26th September 2017
Annalise Murphy (The National Yachts Club's Olympic Silver Medalist) with (from left) Ronan Beirne (Commodore National Yacht Club), Niall Meagher (Event Chairman) and Chris Doorly (Flying Fifteen Association of Ireland President) at the recent announcement of the up and coming Flying Fifteen World Championships to be hosted by the National Yacht Club in September 2019 Annalise Murphy (The National Yachts Club's Olympic Silver Medalist) with (from left) Ronan Beirne (Commodore National Yacht Club), Niall Meagher (Event Chairman) and Chris Doorly (Flying Fifteen Association of Ireland President) at the recent announcement of the up and coming Flying Fifteen World Championships to be hosted by the National Yacht Club in September 2019

The 2019 Flying Fifteen World Championships will be hosted by the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire it has been announced. The event will run from 2nd -13th September on the waters of Dublin Bay.

85 boats will compete with entries from as near as the UK, Europe and as far away as Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand where the most recent World Championships were held.

As well as being a boost to the local Dun Laoghaire economy, it is hoped the event will increase interest in this exciting two–man boat. The event will showcase Dublin Bay as a premier racing venue as it follows on from other European and World Championships events in the Bay in 2018, such as the Laser Master World Championships.

Next season's Regional Championships will form the qualification series for the Irish boats so there promises to be some exciting sailing in the build up to the Worlds at the NYC.

This 22nd World Championships coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the local Dun Laoghaire fleet and many of the founding fathers are sure to come out and marvel at how these boats have developed.

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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