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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…
Five Regional Events Planned for 2012 Flying Fifteen Season
#FLYING FIFTEEN – At Monday's Irish Flying Fifteen Fleet AGM at East Antrim Boat Club 2012's sailing fixtures were agreed with five regional events planned. The cost of new boats now running to €20k was seen as a deterrent to…
Green and Doorly lead Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series
You could be forgiven for thinking that there was a major summer sailing regatta on Dublin Bay over the past two weekends with the number of boats out and the sun shinning, but instead it is the National Yacht Clubs…
McCleery and Dougan Win Western Championships at Larne
The Flying Fifteen Western Championships took place in the Larne at the weekend and were hosted by East Antrim Boat and Yacht Club. 22 crews descended on the town in what was the last event of the season. Andy McCleery…
Killyleagh Pair Scoop Flying Fifteen East Coast Cup
Andrew McCleary and Colin Dougan from Killyleagh Yacht Club won this weekend's the East Coast Flying Fifteen championships, hosted this weekend by Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club. Strangford Sailing Club's Brian McKee and Ian Smyth finished second after five races…
Cushendall Play Host to Flying Fifteen East Coast Sailing Championships
30 boats will travel to Cushendall this weekend for the East Coast of Ireland regional sailing championships in the Flying Fifteen class.  The two-day championships will be the penultimate major event in Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club's 2011 sailing season,…
Flying Fifteens Make the Front Page
An early start for the Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen fleet paid off yesterday when up to eight of the 20-foot keelboats ventured from their moorings at the National Yacht Club (NYC) across Dublin Bay and up the river Liffey for…
Lavery Retains South Coast Flying Fifteen Title
Big seas and big winds off Hook Head for the opening day of the Flying Fifteen South Coast Championships at Dunmore East, County Waterford produced some of the most exciting sailing of the season for a fleet of 16 of…
UK Boats Take Nine of Top Ten Places at Flying Fifteen Worlds
After finishing fifth in the penultimate race Graham Vials and Chris Turner were able to head back to HISC for an early shower after winning the 2011 Flying 15 World Championships at Hayling Island SC. The Championships closed yesterday with…
McKee and Smyth Lead Irish hopes at Flying Fifteen Worlds
Brian McKee and Ian Smyth lead Irish hopes after five races sailed at the Flying Fifteen World championships at Hayling Island Sailing Club this morning. The Strangford Lough pair have had a consistent string of results in a mainly patchy…
Goacher and Evans are Flying 15 UK National Champions
After several hours of waiting and one race start for the gold fleet, which was abandoned before they reached the windward mark. PRO Roger Palmer signalled the end of racing and the British Championship was officially over. An anticlimactic end…
Flying Fifteens Stormbound Since Saturday
Ashore since Saturday, over 100 Flying fifteen sailors are waiting to see this morning if westerly gales at Hayling island have abated to allow the first race of the Flying fifteen British National Championships, a pre-cursor to Thursday's World championships.…
Ireland Well Represented at Hayling Island Flying Fifteen Worlds
It's been around for more than 50 years but enthusiasim for sailing's Flying 15 keelboat continues to grow. This weekend will see the start of two weeks of intense competition with the British National and the 18th running of the…
Gorman and Doorly Lift Flying Fifteen Title on Home Waters
Dublin Bay racers David Gorman and Chris Doorly have been crowned Flying Fifteen national champions tonight at the National Yacht Club after a seven race series on home waters. The Dubliners hled off a strong challenge from Northern Ireland pairings…
McKee and Smyth are Flying Fifteen Northern Champions
The Flying Fifteen Northern Championships took place in the picturesque village of Whitehead at the weekend and were hosted by County Antrim Boat Club in their newly renovated clubhouse. 22 crews descended on the town full of hope in what…

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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