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Irish Flying Fifteen Class Sailing News
On arrival at the National Yacht Club on Thursday evening, the prospects for sailing didn’t look that good. The forecast had been for a handful of knots and the boats trying to finish the Round Ireland race were limping down…
Dave Gorman (left) and Michael Huang were the overall winners of the NYC Regatta Flying Fifteen class
The second of the Dun Laoghaire waterfront yacht club regattas was hosted last Saturday, 18th June, by the National Yacht Club and thirteen Flying Fifteens took to the water to contest the Davy-sponsored NYC regatta. The forecast was a more…
The late Gerry Donleavy will be remembered this week at the National Yacht Club
The Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen fleet and the National Yacht Club are hosting an evening of ' Remembering Gerry Donleavy' on Thursday 23rd June after the DBSC race at the NYC clubhouse on the East Pier. Long-time NYC member Donleavy was…
Flying Fifteen racing on Dublin Bay (file photo)
Given that the Heineken Cup, as it was then, has made an appearance in at least one of the Dun Laoghaire clubs at a major regatta in times past (a Volvo Regatta), it was hardly surprising that Saturday’s DBSC’s schedule…
The leg to Poldy mark saw a broader spinnaker leg for the DBSC Flying Fifteens
On a night where winds of 20knots were recorded, as reported elsewhere on this website, 12 Flying Fifteens answered Brian Mathews’ DBSC starting call last night in the robust conditions that caused the cancellation of racing for the Mermaids and…
Strong Connemara breezes for the Flying Fifteen Invitational event at Cumann Badoireachta & Seoiltoireachta, An Cheathru Rua
Cumann Badoireachta & Seoiltoireachta, An Cheathru Rua, is in Connemara and must be the westernmost sailing club in the country! It is as far west as you can get in County Galway without getting your feet wet – the next…
Flying Fifteen Scottish Champions - Nigel Biggs and Peter Evans of Howth Yacht Club
Howth Yacht Club's Nigel Biggs and Peter Evans sailing Checkmate XIX won the Scottish Flying Fifteen Championships at Holy Loch on the Clyde last weekend. Racing over windward-leeward courses in light to medium airs, Biggs and Evans took the four race championships by…
John Lavery & Alan Green (4083) were the Flying Fifteen race winners
After last Thursday’s healthy breezes and the “pea-souper” that prevented last Saturday’s racing, fourteen Flying Fifteens answered the DBSC Race Officer’s call last night in conditions that started off as being “robust” with a wind against tide situation generating choppy…
Alistair Court & Conor O’Leary, were Thursday night DBSC Flying Fifteen race winners
Fourteen DBSC Flying Fifteens had a cracking night on the water last night on Dublin Bay when the light zephyrs of the past few sessions, Thursdays and Saturdays, were replaced by a robust breeze out of the west. The forecast had…
John Lavery and Alan Green were the winners of Saturday's first DBSC Flying Fifteen race on Saturday
On arrival at the sea-front late on Saturday morning, one might have been forgiven for thinking that Keat’s Ode to Autumn was in vogue as a mist had descended on Dun Laoghaire to the extent that there was shore-side speculation…
David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne in Ignus Caput Duo were the DBSC Flying Fifteen race winners
After the first Saturday was blown out due to high winds, DBSC’s subsequent fixtures have been characterised by light and fickle winds. And last night was no exception, with the addition of a strong ebbing tide on the start line…
The Flying Fifteen class on Lough Neagh
Lough Neagh Sailing Club at Kinnego Marina, Northern Ireland hosted the first 2022 event for the Flying Fifteen class which was designed to support personal development of crews through practise starts followed by a series of races. Participants were welcomed…
International Judge Gordon Davies
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) biggest one-design keelboat fleet staged a pre-season Interactive Racing Rules talk on April 1st with Irish International Judge Gordon Davies. The Flying Fifteens – a fleet that numbers 26 boats in the just-published 2022 DBSC yearbook…
Lough Neagh Sailing Club will be running Flying Fifteen one-design keelboat starting practice sessions
Lough Neagh Sailing Club will be running Flying Fifteen one design keelboat starting practice sessions and three Windward-Leeward races on Saturday 9th April 2022 a shakedown event for the 2022 season.  The Oxford Island event is open to all members…
The 1988 British and Irish Flying Fifteen champion, the late Gerry Donleavy of the National Yacht Club, will be commemorated this weekend with a new National Championship trophy presented in his honour
Former Flying Fifteen British Isles and Irish Champion Gerry Donleavy who died last year is one of three members of the Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen class to be honoured at the 2021 FF15 Trophy Awards Dinner in Dun Laoghaire Harbour…
The FF 2022 European Championship and 75th Anniversary Race, will be hosted by Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club from 20 to 26 August 2022
The International Flying Fifteen 75th Anniversary Regatta, incorporating the 2022 European Championship and 75th Anniversary Race, will be hosted by Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club from 20 to 26 August 2022. Over the week before from 18 to 22 August, there…

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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