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Irish Flying Fifteen Class Sailing News
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…
Grafham Pair Win British Flying Fifteen Title
#flyingfifteen –  After a day of big winds yesterday, winds peaked briefly at six knots then disappeared, so no racing was possible today, Monday 23rd, on the final day of the Allen Flying Fifteen Nationals at Largs. The Championship rested…
Flying Fifteens Wait for Race to Complete Championships
#flyingfifteen – No racing was possible yesterday, Sunday 22nd, at Largs at the Allen Flying Fifteen Nationals. Initial readings on the racecourse were at a fresh 16-18 knots, with gusts well above, and the wind subsequently rose to 25 to…
Kneller and Lucas Lead Flying Fifteen British Nationals
#flyingfifteen – On Day 2 of the Allen sponsored Flying Fifteen Nationals at Largs, Simon Kneller and Dave Lucas banged in two top results to move into the Championship lead but Sunday's heavy weather showdown did not materialise when racing…
Green and Doorly Take FF Frostbite Title
#FLYING FIFTEEN – It was dubbed 'Super Sunday' as four boats were in contention going into week six of the National Yacht Club's Frostbite series for Flying Fifteens and with two races slated it was all up for grabs. Green/Doorly…

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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