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Neil Colin to Captain DBSC Flying Fifteen Fleet in 2020

7th November 2019
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Drama at September's Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships with one boat receiving rescue boat assistance after a capsize in the breezy conditions that prevailed on Dublin Bay Drama at September's Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships with one boat receiving rescue boat assistance after a capsize in the breezy conditions that prevailed on Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat

DMYC sailor Neil Colin will be elected DBSC Flying 15 captain at next week's fleet agm at the Royal St. George Yacht Club.

After a packed season for the Flying Fifteen class, the agm will include a review of September's National Yacht Club hosted Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships plus 'Post Worlds development actions' according to the agenda issued by outgoing Captain Conor O'Leary.

No doubt the cancellation of the class's popular winter Frostbite series (due to lack of parking space in Dun Laoghaire Harbour) will also come up for mention.

The Flying Fifteen is one of DBSC's largest one-design keelboat classes with regular 20-boat turnouts for summer sailing, a factor that saw NYC duo Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly claim the top prize at July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta.

The agm is scheduled for Tuesday, 12th November at  8pm in the RStGYC.

Later this month, the Flying 15 annual dinner and awards take place in the NYC on the 22nd November.

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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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