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Irish Flying Fifteen Class Sailing News
The first Flying Fifteen Championship of the year on Dublin Bay will be sailed this weekend from the National Yacht Club
There is always a danger with putting together an article of this sort! People who are omitted from the assessment could be offended! Assumptions that people will be in attendance may be unfounded! So, in the best interests of putting…
(L – R) John Lavery (4083) 2nd Prize; Neil Colin, Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen Class Captain; Alan Green (4083), Nicki Mathews & Niall Meagher (3938) 3rd Prize, Chris Doorly & Shane (3970) 1st Prize
Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen Class Captain, Neil Colin of the DMYC, declared that his Captain's Prize would be contested on Saturday (past) with both races to count and no discards applying. In the case of a tie, the second race…
Flying Fifteens racing on Dublin Bay at last weekend’s NYC 150th Anniversary Race Day
The National Yacht Club hosts the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championship in Dublin Bay next weekend, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September. The Notice of Race is available to read or download, and the online entry form can be found HERE.…
DBSC has posted the series results with the conclusion of tonight's FF race.
On the last midweek night of the DBSC season – truncated by a delayed start but extended by two weeks, both due to the understandable restrictions imposed by Covid-19, thirteen Flying Fifteens enjoyed a genteel night on Dublin Bay. The…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay
For a Class that has been synonymous with the National Yacht Club, for a significant period of time, – there are seventeen Flying Fifteens parked on the deck – it was entirely appropriate that there should be a good turnout…
Ronan Beirne (left) and David Mulvin sailing Flying Fifteen 4068, "Ignis Caput II
A year ago, the Irish Flying Fifteen community was gearing itself up for the Subaru World Championships in Dun Laoghaire Harbour when a 72-boat fleet contested the Championships in what was considered, post-event, to have been a very successful regatta.…
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
Flying Fifteen International has announced Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy in the UK, has been selected as the venue for the 2023 FFI World Championship to be sailed between 12 - 25 August 2023. The Weymouth and Portland National…
The Connemara Flying Fifteens race on Friday evenings
A rejuvenated Flying Fifteen fleet in Connemara, County Galway is boasting one of the largest fleets in the country with up to 27 actively club racing.  Sailing takes place in clear blue seas and lovely scenery in Casla Bay from…
15 Flying Fifteens contested the 2020 National Championships at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club
John Lavery marked his return to the Flying Fifteen Class after a five-year hiatus by clinching the Irish title at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club today.  Sailing with Alan Green, the National Yacht Club duo took two wins from four races…
Flying Fifteen racing comes to Dunmore East this weekend in County Waterford
After last night's announcement of new Irish Government pandemic guidelines, Chris Doorly, President Flying Fifteen Association of Ireland says the class championships will still go ahead in Dunmore East, County Waterford this weekend. Doorly said in a statement last night the…
Flying Fifteens will race for national title honours at Wtarford Harbour Sailing Club on August 21st
Despite the recent upheavals due to COVID-19 and after much deliberation and consultation the Flying Fifteen Association of Ireland has confirmed that the Championship of Ireland will proceed as planned at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club in Dunmore East starting on…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay
The Flying Fifteen Facet cup being presented by Facet Jewellers based in Dun Laoghaire, as an added encouragement to race on the August Bank Holiday weekend, has become one of the domestic Class‘s main events of the season and as…
13 Flying Fifteens were on the DBSC start line last night
The Dublin Bay Flying Fifteen class continue to get good numbers out racing in the DBSC series with 13 boats on the start line last night. A good SE breeze with strong gusts and a big sea made for great…
 Thursday FF DBSC race winners - 4068 “Ignis Caput” David Mulvin & Ronan Beirne
The second Dublin Bay Sailing Club Thursday evening race with a stiff 15 knots breeze off the shore was a contrast to the previous week with light airs shakedown race. The revised format for this year has additional classes starting…
An Australian competitor at the 2019 Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships on Dublin Bay
The 2021 Flying Fifteen International World Championship that was scheduled to be sailed at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club in Western Australia next February has been cancelled, according to Afloat sources. There is no official news of the cancellation…
Flying Fifteens return to Dunmore East in August
After the excitement of the Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships on Dublin Bay last year there is a renewed interest in the keelboat class with some famous names teams to spice things up in 2020. Both 1992 Olympian Peter Kennedy…

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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