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Hayling Island Flying Fifteen Champion Wins Dublin Bay Contest
#flyingfifteen – UK visitor Charles Apthorp paired with the National Yacht Club's Alan Green took four wins from five races to be the clear overall winners of the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships at Dun Laoghaire yesterday. Hayling Island's Apthorp,…
Killyleagh Flying Fifteen Pair Take on Former World Champion for East Coast Honours
#flyingfifteen – Flying Fifteen National Champions Andy McCleery and Colin Dougan from Killyleagh Yacht Club on Strangford Lough will have to contend with UK visitor Charles Apthorp, a former world champion, in a fleet of up to 30 boats expected at…
Flying Fifteen Champions Defend European Title, Top Irish Seventh
#flyingfifteen – Hayling Island Sailing Club's Greg Wells and Richard Riggs, from the UK, successfully defended their Flying Fifteen European keelboat title in a cliffhanger finish at Port de Pollenca in Northern, Mallorca last Friday. In a dominant display, British boats…
National Yacht Club Flying Fifteens Head for Mallorca By Car Transporter
#flyingfifteen – A fleet of seven Dublin Bay Flying Fifteen keelboats on a load measuring over 50–foot long and 12–foot high are on their way to the European Championships in Mallorca, Spain. The extra long load is the result of…
Strangford Locals Win Flying Fifteen Irish Title By a Single Point
#flyingfifteen – Strangford locals Andy McCleery and Colin Dougan won the 2014 Flying Fifteen Irish title at Portaferry Sailing club today by a single point but it was not until the final race of the six race series did the…
Irish Flying Fifteen Fleet To Contest National Title on Strangford Lough
#flyingfifteen – The Flying Fifteen Championships of Ireland take place in Portaferry Sailing Club on Strangford Lough tomorrow. Up to 30 boats are expected with boats travelling from four sailing centres across Ireland; Antrim, Carlingford, Dun Laoghaire and Dunmore East.…
Flying Fifteen DBSC Race Won By Frequent Flyer
#flyingfifteen – 13 Flying Fifteens turned out for the DBSC racing last night, on arrival the wind had faded completely and it looked like we might get the night off. As the fleet headed out to the start area a new wind…
New Flying Fifteen Winners in DBSC Series
#dbsc – 12 Flying Fifteen turned out for the DBSC racing on Saturday the last Saturday of the second series, there was a pleasant force 3⁄4 W wind with the tide ebbing. What transpired was a total mix of conditions from over…
Flying Fifteen Duo Maguire & Burgess Just Hang on for DBSC Win
#flyingfifteen – Once again the Flying Fifteens were all greeted by a bank of fog when they arrived in Dun Laoghaire writes our special correspondent. It didn't look like we would get out sailing especially as the 250 Optimists had just…
Frequent Flyer Comes Through the Fog in Dublin Bay
#flyingfifteen – On one of the warmest days of the summer Flying Fifteens were all greeted by a bank of fog when we arrived in Dun Laoghaire but there was enough visibility particularly in Scotsman's Bay to proceed with the…
#flyingfifteen – The last of the waterfront clubs summer regatta's took place at the RStGYC on Saturday and the Flying Fifteen class was won by Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly in Betty in testing conditions as the winds were all…
Flying Fifteen 'Perfect Ten' Steals The DBSC Show
#flyinfgfifteen – The wind gods were toying with the Flying fifteens last night and depending where you were you had zero wind up to about 10knots towards the end, despite a good forecast with a steady building wind from the…
Gorman & Doorly Win Flying Fifteen DMYC Regatta
#flyingfifteen – The third of the waterfront clubs summer regattas turned out to be a fantastic day on the water after a wet morning, with a nice building breeze from N/NE and sunshine most of the afternoon. With a good…
Gorman & Doorly win Flying Fifteen National Yacht Club Regatta
#flyingfifteen – Midsummer's day turned out to be a fantastic day on the water for the Flying fifteens and off with a nice breeze and sunshine all day. Racing started early and with an 18–boat entry there promised to be…
Galvin Wins Flying Fifteen DBSC Series One in Thingamabob
#flyingfifteen – As the Flying Fitteen's get close to the longest day of the year, the DBSC PRO certainly made sure they had the longest race of the year in light N/NE winds with an extremely strong ebbing tide. After…
Strangford Lough Pair Win Northern Flying Fifteen Champs at Red Bay in 20 knots
#flyingfifteen – National Flying Fifteen champions Ian Mathews and Keith Poole of Dun Laoghaire could not match Roger Chamberlain and Charley Horder for Northern Championship honours at Cushendall Sailing Club today. The Strangford Lough pair moved up a gear from…

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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