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Irish Flying Fifteen Class Sailing News
'Frequent Flyer' Takes the DBSC Gun as 12 Flying Fifteens Contest Thursday Race
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – On the eve of its Southern championships in Carlingford and on a beautiful warm summer evening with a variable s-se breeze twelve Flying Fifteens from the National Yacht Club took to the Bay last night for DBSC Thursday…
Flying Fifteen Champions Dismasted on Eve of First Championship Regatta
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – National Flying fifteen champions Ian Mathews and Keith Poole were dismasted during a breezy start to the Dublin Bay season last weekend. It's a set back in preparations for this weekend's first regional Flying fifteen event at Dundalk Sailing Club on…
Flying Fifteens Prepare for DBSC Season With New Boats & Crew Combinations
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – The Kia sponsored Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen fleet continues to expand with a number of new boats to the fleet as well as some crews upgrading their boats. For the first time in a long number of years…
Flying Fifteen Keelboat 2014 Fixtures Announced
Flying Fifteen
The Flying Fifteen Association of Ireland has published its calendar of championship fixtures for 2014. Provisional dates are as follows: 17/18 May Northern Championships – Cushendall SC 14/15 June Southern Championships – Carlingford YC 22-24 Aug Championship of Ireland – Portaferry…
Flying Fifteen East Coast Title Goes to National Champions
Flying Fifteen
#Flyingfifteen – Irish national Flying Fifteen champions Ian Mathews and Keith Poole outwitted visiting former world champion Charles Apthorp to win a tightly fought East Coast championships on Dublin Bay this afternoon. Only one point separated the top three boats…
National Flying Fifteen Champions to Contest East Coast Title on Home Waters
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – The National Yacht Club's Ian Mathews and Keith Poole who were crowned Flying Fifteen Irish champions in Dunmore East, County Waterford a month ago will race on their home waters of Dublin Bay tomorrow in the KIa motors…
Flying Fifteen Title Goes to Consistent Dun Laoghaire Duo, Matthews & Poole
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – The National Yacht Club's Ian Mathews and Keith Poole overcame strong challenges for the Irish Flying Fifteen title in Waterford Harbour today when consistent sailing paid off for the Dun Laoghaire duo who overtook clubhouse leaders Strangford's Roger…
Strangford Flying Fifteen Pair in Top Form at Dunmore East Nationals
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Roger Chamberlan and Charlie Horder from Strangford Lough have produced a consistent 5,2,2,1 in Dunmore East, County Waterford to be overnight leaders going into tomorrow's final two rounds of the Irish Flying Fifteen Championships off Hook Head. Full results are downloadable…
Flying Fifteen Title Goes to Goacher & Evans
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – The sunshine beamed down again, but on whom would fortune smile in this final day of the UKGLOBAL Flying Fifteen National Championship? For the first time, the fleet left Portland Harbour for Weymouth Bay. Winds started at NE…
Goacher & Evans Extend Lead at Flying Fifteen British Champs
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – On another day of glorious sunshine and high temperatures, the only element missing today at WPNSA was a steady wind. But after an initial fickle Easterly, the wind settled to SW, 5-6 kts, to allow racing to start…
Flying Fifteen Lead Taken By Goacher & Evans
Flying Fifteen
#Flyingfifteen – Flying Fifteen sailors enjoyed a third day of sparkling sunshine and light SW breezes, as they added another two windward leeward races in Portland Harbour.Two crews scored well on both races to climb up the leaderboard, while many…
Three Flying Fifteens Share Second Overall in Weymouth
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – In a second day of Mediterranean conditions at Weymouth, the Flying Fifteen fleet enjoyed another day of sunshine and high temperatures. Winds were again light SW, around 6 kts in the first race, and down to 5kts in…
Apthorp Takes First Win at UK Flying Fifteen Nationals
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Racing got off to a great start today at the UKGLOBAL sponsored Flying Fifteen Nationals. Two races were held in sparkling conditions as Weymouth baked in 25 degree temperatures. Both races were held within Portland Harbour, just beside hosts…
Strangford Pair Win Flying Fifteen Northerns at County Antrim Yacht Club
Flying Fifteen
Three Flying fifteen crews finished last weekend's Northern Championships on the same nett points but Strangford's Gerry Reilly and Tony Quail were declared overall winners of the five race championship at County Antrim Yacht Club at Whitehead. Second in the…
Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteens Announce Kia Motors as Fleet Sponsor
Flying Fifteen
#FF – An initiative to introduce more sailors to one of Dublin Bay's most popular one design keelboats has been boosted with news of a fleet sponsor for the double-handed Flying fifteen (FF) class. Kia Motors Ireland are on board with…
ISAF Umpire Davies to Quiz Flying Fifteens on New Racing Rules of Sailing
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Umpire Gordon Davies will talk on the new 2013 racing rules, covering changes to mark rounding rules and starting, in advance of the Flying fifteen (FF) season in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay, the…

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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