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Irish Flying Fifteen Class Sailing News
78 competitors from nine nations will contest the Flying Fifteen Worlds at Dun Laoghaire this Friday
The International Flying Fifteen class returns to Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay where 78 competitors from nine nations will go to battle for the 2019 title. Host club the National Yacht Club will host the event which has 12 races scheduled…
Nathan Batchelor & Richard Rigg are the Pre-World leaders
As advised by Race Officer this morning, the Flying Fifteen Pre-Worlds fleet completed three races today in view of a forecast that currently suggests we may not get out tomorrow writes Cormac Bradley. Two windward- leewards of two laps followed…
Hayling Island Sailing Club's Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado
Hayling Island Sailing Club's Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado lead the Subaru Flying Fifteen Championship of Ireland and Pre-Worldscontest after two races sailed in blustery westerlies on Dublin Bay yesterday writes Cormac Bradley. The six-race series which precedes this Friday's…
A “bridge” between the pontoons in front of the National Yacht Club and the existing pontoons and platform is now in place at the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
With just over 72 hours to go until the measurement process for the Subaru Ireland Flying Fifteen World Championship 2019 commences, plans for the event are proceeding apace including new pontoon facilities in front of the National Yacht Club at…
As Good As It Gets – Ben Mulligan & Cormac Bradley DBSC winners
In the week when there was a “macro-committee” meeting of the organising team for the Subaru Ireland sponsored Flying Fifteen World Championship 2019, a slightly reduced fleet took part in the penultimate race of the Flying Fifteen 2019 DBSC midweek…
A race start at the Flying Fifteen Championships staged by the Royal St George Yacht Club
The Irish Flying Fifteen fleet had their last provincial event, the South Coast Championships, last weekend before the Subaru sponsored World Championships are hosted by the National Yacht Club at the end of this month writes Cormac Bradley. This time…
There was a 16-boat turnout for Thursday's DBSC race
Sixteen Flying Fifteens had a great night’s DBSC racing on Thursday 8th August with a five-boat group at the front setting the pace for everyone else. The sunny conditions of earlier in the day gave way to overcast conditions but…
Gerry Ryan was the winner of the Facet Trophy for Flying Fifteens
With the Subaru sponsored Flying Fifteen World Championships only 26 sleeps away, the enthusiasm for racing on Dublin Bay has continued apace writes Cormac Bradley. After a light wind session on the preceding Thursday that prompted a very shortened course…
Flying Fifteens competing at the UK National Championships in Poole Harbour
It was just as if they had never been away! After a break from major championship racing in the Flying Fifteen, Graham Vials and Chris Turner sealed another UK Championship by winning the last two races on the final day…
Flying Fifteens will race for the 'Facet Trophy' on Dublin Bay in August
Dublin Bay Flying Fifteen sailors at the National Yacht Club are preparing for the annual 'Facet Trophy' races on Dublin Bay next month, the venue for the Class World Championships this September. Presented by Pat Shannon of Dun Laoghaire's Facet…
Dave Gorman (left) and Chris Doorly with the Boat of the Week 'Dubarry Boot' Trophy and Flying Fifteen Cup
In advance of the Subaru sponsored Flying Fifteen World Championships in Dun Laoghaire in September, the local fleet had the small matter of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta to attend to writes Cormac Bradley Except, that in 2019, the event…
David Gorman and Chris Doorly lead the Flying Fifteens at Dun Laoghaire
After five races sailed at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, Flying Fifteen National Champions David Gorman and Chris Doorly clearly broke the overnight points tie in their favour today when they won all three races to stamp their authority on…
Flying Fifteens got the best of yesterday's breeze on the Salthill course situated in the northwest of Dublin Bay
In one of the biggest one design fleets of the massive 500-boat of Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, John O'Sullivan's Rhubarb leads the Flying Fifteens after two races. In some neat sailing on the Salthill Course, O'Sullivan of the National Yacht…
 Flying Fifteens about to start a race at Whitehead
County Antrim Yacht Club welcomed the return of the Flying Fifteen class on 22 and 23 June 2019 for their East Coast Championships. 21 boats with their crews arrived on Saturday morning to promising weather conditions. Race Officer Ruan O'Tiarnaigh,…
Andy McCleery (left) and Colin Dougan (right) are presented with their East Coast Prizes at County Antrim Yacht Club
Northern Ireland's Andy McCleery and Colin Dougan were the winners of Sunday's East Coast Flying Fifteen Championships at County Antrim Yacht Club. The NI pair tied with National Champions Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly of Dublin Bay going into the last race but…
Flying Fifteen Pair David Gorman and Chris Doorly were Afloat.ie Sailors Of The Month for September 2015
A 16-boat Flying Fifteen fleet had an interesting course that made use of the temporary replacement of Harbour mark and took us to a new mark that we haven’t visited for quite some time: Island. The race proceeding commences in…

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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