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Gorman & Doorly Win Flying Fifteen Northern Championships
#flyingfifteen – The Flying Fifteen Northern Championships hosted by Strangford Lough YC in Whiterock took place in perfect conditions at the weekend and was won by Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly (NYC) who sailed a very consistent series, Ian Mathews…
Flying Fifteens Get Close Competition on Dublin Bay
#flyingfifteen – Betty sailed by Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly won the two races at the weekend where 17 Flying Fifteen fleet turned out in the DBSC Saturday series. Tom & Eamon Galvin also had a great day getting two…
Frequent Flyer Takes DBSC Flying Fifteen Gun
#flyingfifteen – On a great evening for sailing on Dublin Bay with an incoming tide and winds from the west varying from 10–knots to gusts of 25 the Flying Fifteen fleet turned out in good numbers again with 13 boats…
Frequent Flyer is Top of DBSC Flying 15s
#flyingfifteen – On a beautiful summers day the Flying Fifteen fleet turned out in good numbers again with 19 boats competing in the first DBSC Saturday series. Race Officer Suzanne McGarry and her team on Freebird got two races in…
Four Wins Gives Apthorp & Green Flying Fifteen East Coast Title At Whitehead
#flyingfifteen –  Frequent visitor to Ireland, UK Flying fifteen champion Charles Apthorp, sailing with Alan Green, produced four wins at the East Coast Championships to be unstoppable at a windy County Antrim Yacht Club at Whitehead yesterday. The National Yacht Club's…
Craig Steers Frequent Flyer to DBSC Flying Fifteen Victory
#flyingfifteen – Guest helm Sean Craig sailing with Alan Green won DBSC's Thursday's Flying Fifteen race from Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly with Dave Mulvin & Ronan Beirne in third, Again there was a great turn out of 17 boats…
Burgess & Maguire Win DBSC Flying Fifteens
#flyingfifteen – Frank Burgess and Brian Maguire  sailing Flying Fifteen 3747 lead all three Mitsubishi Flying Fifteen DBSC races on Saturday. In a startling contrasting day, launching in a 5 to zero knot breeze, 17 Flying Fifteens ventured out on to…
Flying Fifteen Pair Galvin & McConnell Cross First in Perfect Dublin Bay Race
#flyinfifteen – With a steady 10–knot wind from SE that never faltered, it was a night to be on Dublin Bay, with 17 Flying Fifteens crossing the Thursday night DBSC start line.Race Officer Jack Roy told all fleets to watch…
Mulvin Gets the Gun in The Flying Fifteens, Dublin Bay's Biggest Sailing Class
#flyingfifteen – Thursday 30th April on a sunny and chilly evening with c 9 knots from the east and a flood tide, 16 Fifteens crossed the starting line for the DBSC Thursday evening series, with Jack Roy PRO and his efficient team…
Flying Fifteens Face Tricky Day on Dublin Bay
#flyingfifteen – The Flying Fifteen fleet turned out in good numbers again with 13 boats competing in the first DBSC Saturday race of the season on a surprisingly cold day. Race Officer Suzanne McGarry and her team on Freebird managed…
'Frequent Flyer' Takes First Race of Flying Fifteen DBSC Season
#flyingfifteen –  The Mitsibushi Motors sponsored Flying Fifteen fleet turned out in good numbers with 13 boats competing in the first race of the DBSC 2015 season on a beautiful sunny evening with a nice force 3 breeze from the…
Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteens Announce Mitsubishi Motors Ireland as Fleet Sponsor
#flyingfifteen – One of Dublin Bay's most popular one design keelboat classes, the double handed Flying Fifteen, has been boosted with news of a new fleet sponsor for the upcoming 2015 season. The Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen Fleet, which is…
Flying Fifteen 2015 Fixtures List Announced
#flyingfifteen – The Irish Flying Fifteen fixtures for 2015 has been announced for 2015. There are two events in Northern Ireland and two in the Republic with the premier event, the Championships of Ireland, confirmed for the National Yacht Club…
Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series Won By National Yacht Club's Gorman & Cahill
#flyingfifteen – With a turnout of 18 boats Dave Gorman & Dave Cahill won the final two races on Sunday to win the overall  National Yacht Club Flying Fifteen Series comfortably. Niall & Nicky Meagher were second on equal points…
Ffantastic Mr Fox Wins Flying Fifteen Race on Dublin Bay
#flyingfifteen – Sixteen Flying Fifteens again came out in much calmer conditions than last week as the frostbite series continued on Sunday. In very tricky conditions with the wind struggling to get above 7–knots PRO Ian Mathews managed to get…
16 Flying Fifteens Start Dublin Bay Frostbite Series
#flyingfifteen – Sixteen Flying Fifteens came out for what turned out to be a dramatic and exhilarating mornings sailing as the frostbite series continued on Sunday in perfect sailing conditions, sunshine and 18-25 knots of breeze from the west. Dave…

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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