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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…
Former Flying Fifteen World Champ Shows DBSC Fleet A Clean Pair of Heels
#ff – Visiting former world champion Charles Apthorp showed the Dublin Bay fleet a clean pair of heels winning the two DBSC races in Frequent Flyer with Alan Green as crew. There were about ten boats training with Apthorp in…
Mulvin & Beirne's New Flying Fifteen Takes First DBSC Win in 17–Boat Turnout
#flyingfifteen – On a beautiful sunny summers evening with a s/se force 4-5 breeze it was perfect sailing conditions for the 17–Flying Fifteens. PRO Jack Roy and his team set a great course and there was some exciting sailing especially downwind. With…
World Champion to Coach Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen Fleet
#flyingfifteen – British Flying fifteen ace Charles Apthorp will lead a training day for one of Dublin's biggest one design keelboat fleets on Saturday, June 7th.  The former World and British champion from Hayling Island Sailing Club will focus initially…
New Flying Fifteen Launched, Guest Helm Takes Line Honours in DBSC Race
#flyingfifteen – On a cool evening with a NE force 3 breeze a great turnout of 18 Flying Fifteens took part in Thursdays DBSC series. There was great excitement as David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne launched a brand new boat…
Gorman & Doorly Win RIYC Regatta, Big Turnout of 17 Flying Fifteens
#ffirl – On a cold day with a n-ne force 3/4 breeze a great turnout of 17 Flying Fifteens took part in the RIYC regatta on Saturday. In exciting close racing David Gorman & Chris Doorly, back after a two year…
Father & Daughter Win 18–Boat Flying Fifteen Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race
#ffirl – On a cool summers evening with a NE breeze 18 Flying Fifteens took to Dublin Bay last night for Thursday night DBSC racing. David and Claire Gorman of the National Yacht Club took the gun in their first…
Lavery Wins Flying Fifteen Carlingford Title
#flyingfifteen – John Lavery of the National Yacht Club marked his return to the Irish Flying Fifteen circuit with a win at the southern championships at Dundalk Sailing Club on Carlingford Lough at the weekend. While there was a small enough…
'Frequent Flyer' Takes the DBSC Gun as 12 Flying Fifteens Contest Thursday Race
#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
#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
#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
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
#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
#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
#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…

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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