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Howth Yacht Club 'Checkmate XIX' Pair Win Scottish Flying Fifteen Championships

21st May 2022
Flying Fifteen Scottish Champions - Nigel Biggs and Peter Evans of Howth Yacht Club
Flying Fifteen Scottish Champions - Nigel Biggs and Peter Evans of Howth Yacht Club Credit: Afloat

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 a single point from Nigel Tullett's Niffty of Royal Windermere. Third in the 11-boat fleet was Mike Preston's B of the Bang.

The next championship event for the UK Flying Fifteen Class will be the Inland Championship at Grafham Water on the 28th & 29th May incorporating the Classic Nationals.

Results are here and a class report is here

Published in Flying Fifteen
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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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