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Flying Fifteen
Three Flying Fifteens Share Second Overall in Weymouth
#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
#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
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
#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
#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…
Irish Flying Fifteen Class Publish 2013 Championship Calendar
#flyingfifteen – The Irish Flying fifteen keelboat class has published its championship schedule for 2013 as follows. Two events will be held in Northern waters and two in the republic, one in Dun Laoghaire and the Irish championships in August…
Local Ace Makes Clean Sweep of Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series
#flyingfifteen – Former Irish Flying Fifteen champion David Gorman sailing with David Cahill made a clean sweep of the National Yacht Club's frostbite series on Dublin Bay finishing the series last Sunday with a faultless 12 wins from 12 races, a…
London Visitor Takes Flying fifteen East Coast Title
#flying fifteen – London helmsman Charles Apthorp crewed by Dublin Bay local Alan Green picked up the Flying Fifteen East coast championship at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire today.  Second were Ben & Mary Jane Mulligan from the…
Irish Pair Finish Fifth at Flying Fifteen Euros
#flyingfifteen – Although British boats made a clean sweep of the prizes at Italy's Lake Garda yesterday securing all but one of the top ten places, Ireland's John Lavery and David O'Brien of the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire…
British Flying Fifteens Take Charge on Lake Garda
#British boats occupy the top three slots at the Flying Fifteen Europeans as racing was cut short yesterday due to lack of wind on Italy's Lake Garda. Dun Laoghaire pair John Lavery and David O'Brien are now fifth overall, finishing…
Irish Pair Lying Third at Flying Fifteen Euros
#flyingfifteen – A consistent performance by Britiain's Greg Wells and Richard Riggs has given the Hayling Island pair the overall lead in the Flying Fifteen Europeans after six races on Lake Garda, Italy with Ireland's only entry John Lavery and…
Irish Pair Lead Flying Fifteen European Championships
#flyingfifteen – John Lavery and David O'Brien are off to a great start in the Flying Fifteen Europeans on Lake Garda, Italy topping the leaderboard after the first two days of racing with two wins and two second places at…
Dun Laoghaire Pair Win Irish Flying Fifteen Title with Five Straight Wins
#flyingfifteen – An emphatic win for Dun Laoghaire duo John Lavery and David O'Brien on Strangford Lough yesterday keeps the Irish Flying fifteen title at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for another year. The pair took five straight…
Strangford Pair Win Flying Fifteen Southern Title
#flyingfifteen – Strangford lough pairing Roger Chamberlain and Hammy Baker took sailed to success with two wins today to take the Flying Fifteen Southern Championship on Carlingford Lough. Overnight leader Andy McCleery and Colin Dougan ended the regatta 4th in…
Flying Fifteens Fight it out in Carlingford
#flyingfifteen – Four points separates the top four boats at the Flying Fifteen Southern Championship after day one  on Carlingford Lough yesterday.   Killyleagh's Andy McClery took two bullets to lead after three races in 14 knots. Race three saw Gerry…
Flying Fifteens Mark Hull Number 4000 in Australia and Scotland
#flyingfifteen –The 21st July 2012 marked a milestone for the Flying Fifteen International class and its several thousand members around the world with the launch of the 4000th boat in Australia. At the same time in Scotland at the British…

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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