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Just one race was held in light Easterly breezes between 5–8 knots
Flying Fifteen
Another semi-overcast afternoon in Napier for the second day of the Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship in Napier, New Zealand. Just one race was held in light Easterly breezes between 5–8 knots. National Yacht Club pair Charles Apthorp and Alan…
The National Yacht Club's Alan Green is crewing for GBR4004 Charles Apthorp, also an NYC member, and sit in sixth place overall after day one of the Flying Fifteen World Championships in New Zealand
Flying Fifteen
The 21st Flying Fifteen World Championship has attracted 57 competitors from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and Hong Kong for six days of racing in Hawkes Bay on the East coast of the North Island of New Zealand. While…
Charles Apthorp and Alan Green of the National Yacht Club will race in the Flying Fifteen World Championships in New Zealand
Flying Fifteen
Alan Green and Charles Apthorp of the National Yacht Club head for the Flying Fifteen World Championships in New Zealand on Thursday - Summer racing in the South Pacific. Alan and Charles team up for many events and Charles whose…
The Flying Fifteens will race on Dublin Bay for east coast honours on May 27th / 28th
Flying Fifteen
The Irish Flying Fifteen class has announced its 2017 racing programme with two freshwater events on its national calendar for the first time. The 30–boat fleet will head to Craigavon for its Northern Championships at Lough Neagh on June 17th…
Celebrations at the National Yacht Club where Dun Laoghaire sailors Niall Meagher and Bernie Mulvin were Dance Competition winners
Flying Fifteen
Five Flying Fifteen couples danced the salsa, jive and cha cha cha for the Flying Fifteen Glitter Ball Trophy last night at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Six weeks in training with a professional dance coach produced some…
Flying fifteen Western winners Ian Smyth (left) with LDYC Commodore David Meredith (centre) and Brian McKee
Flying Fifteen
This weekend's Flying Ffifteen Western Championships was hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club in varied shifty conditions. Racing could not have been much closer as after six races one point separated the first three boats with Brian McKee & Ian…
Flying Fifteen
National Flying Fifteen Champions 1974–2012 Year Boat Helm Crew Club1974 E.Sheehy KYC1975 J,Lowry Mrs.J.Lowry CSC1976 N.Watson KSC1977 E.Gilmore KSC1978 D.Tucker KYC19791980 J.McCann SLYC1981 C.Simmonds1982 J.Rodgers KSC1983 J.Millar KSC1984 P.Morrison M.Gotral1985 A.Bax NSC1986 R.Bannon NYC1987 J.Millar I.Coryn “Tie”Trophy presented by to…
Flying Fifteens expect a good turnout following the success of last week’s East Coast Championships and the high numbers racing during the summer
Flying Fifteen
This coming weekend the Mitsubishi Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series starts and are being hosted by the National Yacht Club for the next six weeks. Local FF fleet captain Joe Coughlan is hoping for a good turnout following the success of…
Charles Apthorp and Alan Green were convincing winners of the Flying Fifteen East Coasts at the National YC
Flying Fifteen
With three three race wins on Saturday Charles Apthorp and Alan Green were always going to be hard to stop for overall honours today at the Mitsubishi Motors Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships at the National Yacht Club. In the…
A buoyant Flying Fifteen fleet on Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen
This coming weekend the Mitsubishi Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships are being hosted by the National Yacht Club and local fleet captain Joe Coughlan is hoping to have up to thirty entries. With great numbers out in Dublin Bay all…
The Saturday Series Trophy has been won by David Gorman & Chris Doorly in Betty
Flying Fifteen
The final day of a long season of Flying Fifteen DBSC racing which started back in April draws to a close tomorrow, weather permitting of course. In a season where the numbers on the water have been impressive, 21 sailed…
Colin Byrne of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is one of three ICRA nominees to October's All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
All Irelands
16 'successful nominees' for the ISA All Ireland Senior Sailing Championships 2016 at Royal Cork Yacht Club on October 1st have been announced by the Irish Sailing Association. A third of the invitees are from the host club who will…
Flying fifteen Pair David Gorman & Chris Doorly
Flying Fifteen
On a warm Septembers day an impressive 20 Flying Fifteens turned out for racing on the Bay. It was a difficult day for the PRO Eddie Totterdell and his team as the weather was to shift at some stage to…
Big turnout for DBSC Flying Fifteens
Flying Fifteen
An impressive 19 Flying Fifteens turned out on Saturday in the DBSC Series on a warm summers day with a light E-NE wind and a raging incoming tide. Many fleets would be glad to have this number at their Nationals!…
Flying Fifteen champions David Gorman and Chris Doorly were winners of both DBSC races on Saturday
Flying Fifteen
With the excitement of Olympic sailing in Rio having gripped the sailing community it was always going to be hard to match it but it was also exciting  on Dublin Bay for the Flying Fifteen class who had two races in…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen
On route to Dun Laoghaire last night it didn’t look good for sailing as there was a strong westerly breeze and white horses in Seapoint. However it takes a lot to cancel a DBSC race and out went the Flying…

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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