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Flying Fifteen
The new 'Yellow Jersey' spinnaker for the Flying fifteen clubhouse leader in 2016  DBSC racing
The Mitsubishi Motors sponsored Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen fleet has introduced a new initiative for the 2016 Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) racing season that starts in two weeks time. With a nod to The Tour De France, the lead…
The Flying Fifteen & friends annual dinner and prize giving took place at the National Yacht Club at the weekend. The class mustered over 90 for dinner with piano accompaniment Terry Brown who generously provided his talents for a donation…
Sixteen Flying Fifteen’s took part in Saturday's racing on Dublin Bay where there was drama on the water when Joe Coughlin’s crew Ed Ruane had to be taken from the boat with a dislocated shoulder. The drama unfolded on the…
The Flying Fifteen Frostbite series continued with a great turnout of 16 boats after the break last week for the Lough Derg Keelboat Regatta. Race officer Ian Mathews and his team got two races completed in a building NW wind…
Ignis Caput sailed by National Yacht Club pairing David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne were overall winners of the Flying Fifteen end of season keelboat regatta sailed at Lough Derg Yacht Club in Tipperary today. Second were Dun Laoghaire club–mates Niall…
It’s for days like this that we sail Flying Fifteens on Dublin Bay, a sunny warm afternoon with a nice force 3/4 from the SE on excellent courses set by Suzanne McGarry and her team on Freebird. There were two…
As reported on Sunday, David Gorman and Chris Doorly of the National Yacht Club won the 32–boat Mitsubishi Motors Flying Fifteen Championships of Ireland at the weekend beating a visiting triple world champion in the process. Here Chris Doorly…
The National Yacht Club's David Gorman and Chris Doorly completed a text book win of the seven race Mitsubishi Motors Flying Fifteen national championships this afternoon, beating in the process the pre–championship favourites, visitors Steve Goacher and Martin Grady from Lake Windemere.…
Triple world Flying Fifteen champion Steve Goacher will sail in this afternoon's Irish national championships sponsored by Mitsubishi Motors. The Lake Windermere sailor is one of a number of visitors for the bumper championships that has attracted a fleet of 32–boats…
The Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen fleet launched next week's Mitsubishi Motors Ireland 2015 Flying Fifteen Championships of Ireland at the National Yacht Club yesterday. The Championships will be held next week-end 11 – 13 September on Dublin Bay. There will…
Dun Laoghaire's Green & Apthorp Score Fifth at Flying Fifteen Worlds
#flyingfifteen – Alan Green of Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club, crewing with former world champion Charles Apthorp, finished fifth overall at the Flying Fifteen World Championship at Crozon-Morgat in France over the past week. The pair, entered under the burgee…
Flying Fifteens 'Frequent Flyer' & 'Betty' Share the DBSC Spoils
#flyingfifteen – It's for days like this that we sail Flying Fifteen's, a sunny afternoon with a nice building breeze. The tide was coming in but we were tucked well into Seapoint so it didn't have a big effect, the same…
DBSC Flying Fifteen Captain's Prize Won by Mathews & Green
#dbsc – Being the Bank Hoiliday weekend there was no dinghy racing but the Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen class Captain Ronan Beirne used the opportunity to catch up on some of the more 'social' races that had been postponed during…
Flying Fifteen 'Thingamabob' Steals the Show in DBSC Series
#flyingfifteen – Despite the holiday season a good fleet of Flying Fifteens turned out for the DBSC race on a cold Thursday evening. Tom Galvin with newcomer to the fleet Kerel crewing won the race in light conditions with a…
'Badly Damaged' & Repaired Flying Fifteen Returns to Win DBSC Race
#flyingfifteen – Fourteen Flying Fifteens turned out for the DBSC race last night on Dublin Bay with Chris Doorly & Alan Green in Frequent Flyer winning from Alan Dooley & Joe Hickey. It was a great result as the boat…
Flying Fifteen Strengths Showcased on Breezy Dublin Bay
#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 - 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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