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'Frequent Flyer' in Flying Form in 21–Boat DBSC Flying Fifteen Fleet

1st June 2018
An impressive fleet of 21 Flying Fifteens were on a busy DBSC start line An impressive fleet of 21 Flying Fifteens were on a busy DBSC start line Photo: Afloat.ie

On the way to Dun Laoghaire no one knew what to expect as there had been little or no wind all week. Dublin Bay is full of surprise’s and we were greeted with a nice S-SE breeze and dense fog! 

Visibility was safe enough to race and an impressive fleet of 21 Flying Fifteens were on a busy DBSC start line which was fairly square and fair. The fleet soon split in two, Mulligan, Murphy headed towards the shore while Green, Dumpleton, Cahill and newcomer to the fleet Frank Miller headed out before coming back across the incoming tide.

Green & Doorly got to the windward Bullock mark first with Murphy and Mulligan close behind. It was an impressive sight to see 21 boats reaching out to Poldy and down to Pier. It was a long beat back to Island but Green was playing the shifts and adapting to the fluctuating pressure and after rounding Island there was a nice tidal gate under Frequent Flyer that enabled them to increase their lead as the others battled against the tide.

Behind things were a lot closer, Mulligan was second and stayed there to the line, Colin & Casey nipped in ahead of Fleming & Burgess to take third with Tom Murphy fifth. After sailing the fleet gathered for their monthly get together over dinner at the NYC.

Published in Flying Fifteen
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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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