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A Class One start at the 2017 Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay
With three months to go to the first gun off Dun Laoghaire’s famous harbour, 410 boats are already entered — and more than half the entries are visiting craft to Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2019. It is an early-season marine…
Strangford Sailing Club was gutted by fire in September 2017
The Flying Fifteen class will return to Strangford Sailing Club for its Northern Championships this May, the first time the keelboat class has sailed at the County Down venue since the clubhouse was destroyed by fire in 2017. The new club…
Flying Fifteen winners Alan Green (left) and Chris Doorly (second from right) wer winners of the Flying Fifteen Frostbites at the National Yacht Club
In near perfect conditions for the month of November, fifteen Flying Fifteens turned out at the weekend on what was dubbed 'Super Saturday' with six races for the conclusion of the Mitsubishi Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series hosted by the NYC.…
A new Flying Fifteen fordeck plug at the Ovington Boats factory
Jonny Fullerton chats with Boat Builder Nathan Batchelor at Ovington Boats regarding the development of the Flying Fifteen and the future prospects for the class. The Flying Fifteen is described as ‘the original sportsboat’ although unlike today’s modern sportsboats, it…
Captain's Prize – FF Captain Mick Quinn (left) presented the half model trophy to Alan Green (centre) and Chris Doorly
The Flying Fifteen class Mitsubishi Frostbite series continued over the weekend with Race 7 and 8 at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay. Twelve boats made it to the start line including visitors Stuart and Tim…
Ken Dumpleton and John McAree are competing in the Flying Fifteen Frostbite series
The Flying Fifteen class Mitsubishi Frostbite series continued over the weekend after a break for the bank holiday weekend at the National Yacht Club. With nineteen boats entered and with PRO Ian Mathews running the show this event never fails…
From left: Flying Fifteen president Chris Doorly, Subaru Ireland director Sean Dunne, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Master Simon Coate, National Yacht Club’s Susan Spain, event chairman Niall Meagher and NYC Commodore Ronan Beirne
Subaru Ireland are delighted to announce they have come on board and and are ready to set sail as the main sponsor and vehicle partner of the Flying Fifteen World Championships 2019. Subaru also becomes a sponsor and corporate vehicle…
Flying fifteens competing in this month's Flying Fifteen National Championships on Dublin Bay
As David O'Brien reports in this morning's Irish Times here, the Irish Flying Fifteen class have confirmed the seven 'automatic qualifiers' for next September's Flying Fifteen World Championships on Dublin Bay.  After the seasons 4 qualification events, with 3 to…
Overall winners Rory Martin and Dave Muckilveen wait for the breeze on Lough Derg
After braving the delays due to roadworks on the Motorway heading south, many of the Flying Fifteen fleet assembled for Lough Derg Yacht Club's traditional pre-event supper in the Whiskey Still at Dromineer, followed by some refreshments writes our special…
Bray 'Helmsman' Trophy winners Philip and Mick O'Reilly
Bray Sailing Club reintroduced one of the club’s longest standing trophies this weekend as its first 'Senior Helmsman’s' Championship in fifteen years was sailed. The trophy was put on ice when dinghy sailing declined in the early 2000’s but the…
The National Yacht Club's Ian Matthews and Keith Poole are among the Flying Fifteen crews heading for Lough Derg on Saturday
Lough Derg Yacht Club is hosting its annual Freshwater Keelboat Championships in Dromineer, County Tipperary this coming weekend with racing for Squibs and Flying Fifteens over two days. The event is an end of season celebration and competition for sailors…
Six short races are scheduled as a two-race mini-series for the Flying Fifteens on Dublin Bay
Fresh from last weekend's national championships on Dublin Bay, the National Yacht Club stages the first race of its Flying Fifteen 2018 Frostbite Series this Saturday. There will be back-to-back races on each day of the series that runs until November…
A big gust hits Andy McCleery and Colin Dougan in the last race of the Flying Fifteen Nationals on Dublin Bay
The Deloitte sponsored Championship of Ireland for the Flying Fifteen class ended on Sunday with a sinew- stretching, gut busting race in the strongest wind of the weekend with thrills and spills on the top reach of the triangle! However,…
David Gorman (left) & Chris Doorly take the lead at the FF Nationals by a margin of eight points
Day 2 of the Flying Fifteen Championships of Ireland at the National Yacht Club saw Race Officer Jack Roy having to deal with westerly winds that were a lot stronger than the forecast for the day. With this being the…
Flying Fifteens launch for the first races of the NYC-hosted national championships
33-boats registered fleet of Flying Fifteens enjoyed balmy conditions for September on the opening day of their Deloitte sponsored Championship of Ireland writes Cormac Bradley. Two windward-leeward courses were set by International Race Officer Jack Roy and the fleet enjoyed…
Stormy conditions for the Flying Fifteen Spanish Championships
Puerto Pollenca served up the whole gamut of weather conditions including, sunshine, humidity, thunder, lightning and torrential rain at the 2018 Flying Fifteen Spanish (Balearic) Championships held in the Bay of Pollenca at Mallorca between Friday 14th and Sunday 16th…

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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