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Flying Fifteen Strengths Showcased on Breezy Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Team Mulligan, Ben and Mary Jane, won both Flying Fifteen DBSC races yesterday, sailing Thingamabob, as blustery winds on Dublin Bay showcased the strength both of the Flying Fifteen keelboat design and of DBSC organization. Holiday absences, perhaps the…
Flying Fifteen
#flyingiffteen – The Flying Fifteen Southern Championships hosted by WHSC in Dunmore East took place in classic Dunmore East conditions with its SW winds and large waves at the weekend and was won by Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly (NYC)…
Colman & Quinn Take DBSC Flying Fifteen Gun
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – On a balmy summer's evening Neil Colman & Mick Quinn in Flyer won the Flying Fifteen DBSC race last night comfortably in the end but they didn't have it all their own way as O'Sullivan with Ben Mulligan…
Flying Fifteen Betty Takes Dublin Bay Sailing Club Double
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – It's days like this that we wonder why we sail, Dublin Bay was full of holes at the Seapoint side with the prevailing wind battling with the sea breeze but Suzanne McGarry and her DBSC team got two…
Frequent Flyer Takes DBSC Gun in DBSC Flying Fifteen Series
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – The Flying Fifteen DBSC Second Series started much the same way as the First Series ended with Chris Doorly & Alan Green in Frequent Flyer winning from Niall Colman & Mick Quinn in Flyer. On a cloudy grey…
Flying Fifteens 'Gruffalo' & 'Frequent Flyer' Share the DBSC Spoils
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – It's for days like this that we sail, a sunny afternoon with a nice force 3/4 on excellent Flying Fifteen DBSC courses set by Suzanne McGarry and her team on Freebird. There were two races, the first a…
Frequent Flyer Takes DBSC Gun to Tie First DBSC Series
Flying Fifteen
#dbsc – Going into the last race of the First Series in the Flying Fifteen class four boats were in contention, Frequent Flyer sailed by Chris Doorly & Alan Green won on the night to tie the Series with Dave…
Gorman & Doorly Win Flying Fifteen Northern Championships
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – The Flying Fifteen Northern Championships hosted by Strangford Lough YC in Whiterock took place in perfect conditions at the weekend and was won by Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly (NYC) who sailed a very consistent series, Ian Mathews…
Flying Fifteens Get Close Competition on Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Betty sailed by Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly won the two races at the weekend where 17 Flying Fifteen fleet turned out in the DBSC Saturday series. Tom & Eamon Galvin also had a great day getting two…
Frequent Flyer Takes DBSC Flying Fifteen Gun
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – On a great evening for sailing on Dublin Bay with an incoming tide and winds from the west varying from 10–knots to gusts of 25 the Flying Fifteen fleet turned out in good numbers again with 13 boats…
Frequent Flyer is Top of DBSC Flying 15s
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – On a beautiful summers day the Flying Fifteen fleet turned out in good numbers again with 19 boats competing in the first DBSC Saturday series. Race Officer Suzanne McGarry and her team on Freebird got two races in…
Four Wins Gives Apthorp & Green Flying Fifteen East Coast Title At Whitehead
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen –  Frequent visitor to Ireland, UK Flying fifteen champion Charles Apthorp, sailing with Alan Green, produced four wins at the East Coast Championships to be unstoppable at a windy County Antrim Yacht Club at Whitehead yesterday. The National Yacht Club's…
Craig Steers Frequent Flyer to DBSC Flying Fifteen Victory
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Guest helm Sean Craig sailing with Alan Green won DBSC's Thursday's Flying Fifteen race from Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly with Dave Mulvin & Ronan Beirne in third, Again there was a great turn out of 17 boats…
Burgess & Maguire Win DBSC Flying Fifteens
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Frank Burgess and Brian Maguire  sailing Flying Fifteen 3747 lead all three Mitsubishi Flying Fifteen DBSC races on Saturday. In a startling contrasting day, launching in a 5 to zero knot breeze, 17 Flying Fifteens ventured out on to…
Flying Fifteen Pair Galvin & McConnell Cross First in Perfect Dublin Bay Race
Flying Fifteen
#flyinfifteen – With a steady 10–knot wind from SE that never faltered, it was a night to be on Dublin Bay, with 17 Flying Fifteens crossing the Thursday night DBSC start line.Race Officer Jack Roy told all fleets to watch…
Mulvin Gets the Gun in The Flying Fifteens, Dublin Bay's Biggest Sailing Class
Flying Fifteen
#flyingfifteen – Thursday 30th April on a sunny and chilly evening with c 9 knots from the east and a flood tide, 16 Fifteens crossed the starting line for the DBSC Thursday evening series, with Jack Roy PRO and his efficient team…

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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