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Big turnout for DBSC Flying Fifteens
An impressive 19 Flying Fifteens turned out on Saturday in the DBSC Series on a warm summers day with a light E-NE wind and a raging incoming tide. Many fleets would be glad to have this number at their Nationals!…
Flying Fifteen champions David Gorman and Chris Doorly were winners of both DBSC races on Saturday
With the excitement of Olympic sailing in Rio having gripped the sailing community it was always going to be hard to match it but it was also exciting  on Dublin Bay for the Flying Fifteen class who had two races in…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay
On route to Dun Laoghaire last night it didn’t look good for sailing as there was a strong westerly breeze and white horses in Seapoint. However it takes a lot to cancel a DBSC race and out went the Flying…
Pat Shannon of Facet Jewellers Dun Laoghaire (right), presenting the Flying fifteen Holiday Cup to Ian Mathews (centre) and Alan Green
Wind made a welcome return to Dublin Bay yesterday, with a lovely 10 to 11 knots of breeze materialising just in time for racing for the Flying fifteen Facet Jewellers Holiday Cup. The new perpetual trophy did its job in…
Dubliner's David Gorman & Chris Doorly retained the Flying Fifteen Title at Cushendall
The National Yacht Club's David Gorman & Chris Doorly successfuly defended their Irish Flying Fifteen Title after three days of competition at Cushendall SC in County Antrim. Three race wins from six sailed gave the Dun Laoghaire pair a clear…
Flying Fifteens from Dublin, Waterford, Strangford Lough,Whitehead, Larne and Cushendall will contest the Irish Title in Red Bay this weekend
With good numbers of Flying Fifteens turning out at club level in Dublin and Strangford Lough the 20–foot keelboat class take to the road to Cushendall Sailing & Boating Club who host the Flying Fifteen Championships of Ireland this weekend,…
DBSC Fliyng fifteen sailors Sean Craig and Alan Green
There was again a good Flying Fifteen turnout on the resumption of the DBSC Saturday series and two races were held in a tricky wind from the s-sw, well it was supposed to be from that direction! Dave Gorman &…
Flying Fifteens racing on Dublin Bay
Seventeen Flying Fifteens were out in Dublin Bay last night in great conditions with a turning tide and a s-sw wind. PRO Jack Roy was back from his holidays and was greeted by an over eager fleet which resulted in…
Sean Craig & Alan Green (NYC) were the winners of the Flying Fifteen Southerns in Waterford Harbour
As usual Dunmore East didn’t disappoint at the weekend with great Flying Fifteen racing in this picturesque village as well as fantastic hospitality. The winds held steady and a full programme of races was completed with Sean Craig & Alan…
Flying Fifteen pair Ian Mathews & Keith Poole
This weekend WHSC in Dunmore East will host the Flying Fifteen South Coast Championships. With good numbers turning out at local level they now turn to the road to one of the countrys favourite sailing locations for the second Regional…
Flying Fifteen Ignis Caput Sailed by David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne of the National Yacht Club
Thursday morning 9th June 2016 and thick fog and no wind, will we get racing in Dublin Bay this evening? Jack Roy must have been on his prayer mat as the afternoon cleared and a nice 14 knots appeared for…
Tom Murphy preparing with the yellow spinnaker as leader of the Bronze fleet
#DBSC - Sixteen Flying Fifteens turned out on another sunny Saturday afternoon on 4 June for two races in the DBSC Series, writes our Flying Fifteen correspondent And it can be confirmed that rumours of Gorman and Doorly's demise after…
 The Flying Fifteen European Championships are at the highly regarded venue of Medemblik
This year's Flying Fifteen European Championships are at the highly regarded venue of Medemblik on the Ijsselmeer just north of Amsterdam and run from Sunday 29th August through to Friday 2nd September. It's the first time the Flying Fifteen class has visited…
17 Flying Fifteens turned out for Saturday's DBSC race
Seventeen Flying Fifteens turned out on a sunny Saturday afternoon for two races in the DBSC Series with Gerry Ryan & John McAree winning the first victory in their new boat IRL 4045, Ian Mathews & Keith Poole won the…
Flying fifteen Northern Championships prizewinners at Portaferry Sailing Club
Strangford Lough didn’t disappoint the Irish Flying Fifteen fleet at the weekend with the usual mixture of sunshine, wind, no wind, tides in both directions, thunder, lightning and hail stones as big as marbles and a bit of sailing thrown…
Last night's Flying Fifteen start from the DBSC committee boat Freebird
Thursday evening presented a strong westerly wind with flood tide making a good Dublin Bay chop and wet sailing conditions on a Flying Ffteen. On the way out to “Freebird” the DBSC flag ship, some of the spinnaker issues 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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