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Flying Fifteen Briefing To Hear Qualification Rules for 2019 World Champs on Dublin Bay

19th April 2018
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Flying Fifteen duo Ian Matthews and Keith Poole (left) competing on Dublin Bay Flying Fifteen duo Ian Matthews and Keith Poole (left) competing on Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat.ie

Sailors at the Dublin Bay Flying Fifteen pre–season reception at the National Yacht Club this evening will be briefed of the 2018 season on the Bay but will also hear news of the qualification rules for the world championships on the capital's waters in 2019.

Tonight's gathering is one week ahead of the first DBSC race next Thursday, April 24th. The 30–boat class is the biggest one design keelboat on the bay.

A short briefing on the season ahead will be given by class Captain Mick Quinn, followed by a 'DBSC Update' from fleet rep Joe Hickey.

Chairperson of the 2019 Flying Fifteen Worlds at the NYC, Niall Meagher, will set out plans for the championships for September 2019.

Finally FFAI President Chris Doorly will brief on the FFAI qualifying events for 2018 and rules for qualification for the 2019 Worlds.

Details of the 2018 DBSC season were detailed recently by Afloat's WM Nixon here.

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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