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Irish Flying Fifteen Class Sailing News
Windless Strangford Lough for the Flying Fifteen Championships
Flying Fifteen sailors are bearing the brunt of the high-pressure weather system over Ireland. In what is being described as 'unprecedented' for a Flying Fifteen Championships of the British Isles, the third day of racing was lost on Strangford Lough,…
One of the event’s organisers, Roger Chamberlain is pictured with sponsor Willowbrook Foods Managing Director, John McCann MBE at Strangford Lough Yacht Club at Whiterock, ahead of the Flying Fifteen Championships of the British Isles beginning on the 27th June 2018
Up to 100 sailors will take to the water this month, as Strangford Lough Yacht Club hosts boats from all over the UK and Ireland to compete in the Flying Fifteen Championships of the British Isles. Beginning on 27th June,…
An impressive fleet of 21 Flying Fifteens were on a busy DBSC start line
On the way to Dun Laoghaire no one knew what to expect as there had been little or no wind all week. Dublin Bay is full of surprise’s and we were greeted with a nice S-SE breeze and dense fog! …
Flying Fifteen East Coast Championship winners Rory and Andrew Martin
Andy & Rory Martin (SLYC) sailed a near perfect series counting four firsts in windy conditions in winning the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships at Ballyholme Yacht Club on the south shore of Belfast Lough. As this was the first…
David Gorman and Chris Doorly lead overight
Former Irish Flying Fifteen champions David Gorman and Chris Doorly lead a 20-boat East Coast Championships at Ballyholme Yacht Club today. The National Yacht Club pairing is two points ahead of Strangford Lough's Roger Chamberlain and Charlie Horder. Third after…
It is the class’s first visit in a long time to the club that had a thriving Flying Fifteen fleet in days gone by
Excitement is building for the first regional event of the season for the ever popular Flying Fifteen class. With good numbers turning out at club level in Dublin and Strangford Lough in particular they now take to the road and…
This promises to be an exciting year for the class on the bay as there are now about 30 boats across the waterfront in the DMYC, RStGYC and the NYC.
In what started as a drifter for the DBSC  Flying Fifteens and the PRO Jack Roy considering cancelling the racing for the evening a fresh breeze filled in from the SW and provided perhaps the most exciting conditions for racing…
Preparing to launch the Flying Fifteen fleet at the National Yacht Club
In the first DBSC race of the season there was an impressive turnout of fifteen Flying Fifteens on the start line last night. The first race is usually a mix of trepidation and excitement, there were some new boats out,…
Flying Fifteen duo Ian Matthews and Keith Poole (left) competing on Dublin Bay
Sailors at the Dublin Bay Flying Fifteen pre–season reception at the National Yacht Club this evening will be briefed of the 2018 season on the Bay but will also hear news of the qualification rules for the world championships on…
The new championships logo
The National Yacht Club has launched a website and is ramping up preparations for its staging of the 2019  Flying Fifteen World Championships at Dun Laoghaire. As Afloat.ie previously reported here, the 2019 Championships will run from 2nd -13th September on…
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh sailing Coweslip with Uffa Fox
Coweslip, is now on display alongside the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh. The 15 foot (on the waterline), two-person keelboat is on loan to the Royal Yacht Britannia Trust and is now on display in Edinburgh for visitors to enjoy.…
Chris Doorly (left) with class captain John O'Sullivan (centre) and Alan Green
The Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series supported by Mitsubishi came to a conclusion at the National Yacht Club weekend with four races in a light west –nw wind and a strong outgoing tide. The new format introduced two weeks ago with…
12 Flying Fifteens are ccontesting the NYC Frostbites on Dublin Bay
The Flying Fifteen Frostbite Series supported by Mitsubishi recommenced after the Bank Holiday break with a new format designed to thrill and shake up the overall series, it didn’t disappoint! Dubbed Super Saturday there were six back to back races…
Ronan Beirne (left) with John Leech of LDYC (centre) and David Mulvin, winners of the Flying Fifteen Western Championships on Lough Derg
The National Yacht Club's David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne lifted the Flying Fifteen Western Championships after four races sailed on Lough Derg yesterday as part of the Lough Derg Yacht Club's Freshwater Keelboat Regatta writes our special correspondent. The annual…
Flying fifteen winners Niall and Nikki Meagher in Ffantastic Mr Fox
Niall and Nikki Meagher in Ffantastic Mr Fox had two great race wins in very difficult shifty conditions in the National Yacht Club Flying fifteen Frostbite Series on Sunday. The strong winds of the morning had abated and by the…
Last weekend was the first day of the traditional six week frostbite series run by the NYC
In an exciting days racing in a strong westerly wind Flying Fifteen class Captain John O’Sullivan with UK guest crew Ben Longstaff stunned the fleet in Race 2 with a fantastic win to record his first ever race victory. It…

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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