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Irish Flying Fifteens Launch Website & Logo for 2019 World Champs at National Yacht Club

10th April 2018
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The National Yacht Club has launched a website and is ramping up preparations for its staging of the 2019  Flying Fifteen World Championships at Dun Laoghaire.

As Afloat.ie previously reported here, the 2019 Championships 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.

The Event Chairman is the club's Niall Meagher who has sailed in the FF fleet since 1996, first participating in a world Championship in the 50th anniversary event in Cowes ; since then Niall has taken on the role of Class Captain of the Dunlaoghaire Fleet (1999) and President of the Flying Fifteen Association of Ireland (2000-02).

The new event website is 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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