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Flying Fifteen
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A novel 15–minute Youtube video that features interviews with competitors – including world champion Steve Goacher – at the Flying Fifteen National Championships gives an insight into the keelboat scene.  Filmed by Vincent Polding, who says that despite not being…
Steve Goacher and Alan Green were winners of the Irish Flying Fifteen Championships at County Antrim
Perennial Steve Goacher from Lake Windermere sailed to victory in a single race on the final day of the Flying Fifteen Irish Championships at County Antrim Yacht Club. The multiple World and British Champion, sailing with Dun Laoghaire's Alan Green,…
Goacher Dominating Flying Fifteens at Whitehead
Visiting World Flying Fifteen Champion Steve Goacher is making short work of the Irish Championships that is otherwise dominated by Northern Ireland crews at Whitehead in County Antrim today. Results to date are downloadable below. Goacher, from Lake Windemere, counts…
Flying Fifteen champions David Gorman and Chris Doorly of the National Yacht Club have had to pull out of the Whitehead Championships after a mast break in a windy DBSC race last weekend
Defending Irish Flying Fifteen champions David Gorman and Chris Doorly of the National Yacht Club are out of this weekend's Championships at Whitehead in County Antrim following a dismasting on Dublin Bay. The excitement is building for the Flying Fifteen Championships of…
Flying Fifteen sailor Ian Mathews (left) with Ciara and Rosemary of the NYC's Adult Sail Training Group
A fun and successful evening was had out on the DBSC race course by all as the Flying Fifteen class held an open evening for those who attended the NYC Adult Training courses during the summer. The idea devised by…
Breezy conditions for the Flying Fifteen South Coasts
Northern Ireland entries took the top four places at the Flying Fifteen South Coast Championships at Wateford Harbour Sailing Club, Dunmore East in County Waterford at the weekend. Strangford Lough brothers Rory and Andy Martin Martin of Strangford Lough Yacht Club…
Flying Fifteen crew register: The local fleet, now with 28 boats based in four locations around the harbour, has established an online crew register so that sailors looking for the close, exciting racing that the Fifteen has to offer can sign up with details of their skills and experience.
Dun Laoghaire’s biggest one-design fleet sailing in Dublin Bay, the Flying Fifteens, have launched a search for competent crew to help get more boats out on the water. The local fleet, now with 28 boats based in four locations around…
Large Turnout in Flying Fifteen DBSC Series Race
On a cloudy grey evening with stormy clouds hovering the Flying Fifteen fleet got more than they expected with strong force 4-5 winds from the west on Thursday evening. With no race last week, repaired DBSC Committee Boat Freebird was…
Brian Willis (left) and Alan McClernon (centre) (CASC) won the Flying Fifteen Northern Championships at Lough Neagh
Brian Willis and Alan McClernon (CASC) won the Flying Fifteen Northern Championships in fine style winning three of the four races in light winds. Sixteen boats competed in the event hosted by Lough Neagh Sailing Club, Its been a long…
Ian Mathews and Keith Poole plane over the DBSC finish line in yesterday's Flying Fifteen race on Dublin Bay. See vid below.
There was a breezy downwind finish (see below) for the Flying Fifteen keelboat on Dublin Bay yesterday as captured from the DBSC Committee Boat by Jonathan O'Rourke. The popular class is the biggest one design keelboat fleet on Dublin Bay…
 17 Flying Fifteens in the DBSC Series but all was not as it seemed on Dublin Bay
On a cloudy grey evening there was again a good turnout of 17 Flying Fifteens in the DBSC Series but all was not as it seemed as we sailed out in a force 4 westerly breeze writes our Flying Fifteen…
Strangford Lough's Brian McKee and Ian Smyth were Flying Fifteen East Coast winners at the DMYC
The DMYC hosted the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships on Dublin Bay at the weekend in tricky and unpredictable conditions and the PRO Stuart Kinnear and his team managed to get all the races completed.Saturday was more like October with…
A crowded weather mark in the dramatic last race of the flying Fifteen Worlds in New Zealand
The last day of the 21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship turned out to be a real cliff hanger writes Jonny Fullerton. To finish on a high, Napier delivered on the weather with a warm sunny day and 9 -…
The National Yacht Club's Charles Apthorp and Alan Green (closest red spinnaker above) were third in the penultimate race in New Zealand yesterday
The penultimate race of the Flying Fifteen World Championship in Napier has set up to be a mouth watering finale with the title hanging in the balance writes Johnny Fullerton. The National Yacht Club's Charles Apthorp and Alan Green took a…
National Yacht Club pairing Charles Apthorp and Alan Green (centre boat) work hard at yesterday's windward mark of the Flying Fifteen Worlds, New Zealand
What a difference a day makes, the sun came out for day four of the 21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship in Napier writes Johnny Fullerton. Race 5 was sailed in a light NE breeze shifting from 40 - 50…
National Yacht Club pair Charles Apthorp and Alan Green (red spinnaker GBR 4004) were second in race four yesterday
Day 3 of the 21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship in Napier, New Zealand and another semi - overcast day with light winds on Hawke’s Bay. For a while it looked like an on schedule start for the fleet of 57…

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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