Flying Fifteen



Designed1947
Length6m
Weight307kg
Crew2
Associationhttp://www.flying15.org.uk
Wikihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Fifteen

The Flying 15 was designed by Uffa Fox in 1947 and the first hulls built at his Cowes based boatyard. Uffa recounts in his 1959 book, "Sailing Boats" that Jimmy Damant, a Commodore of the Island SC and one of the earliest owners of the International 14, had often encouraged him to; "Design a boat like the 14-footer, but at least 18ft long, that will not capsize. Then you would have a sensible, safe boat, that was fun to sail as well, for the rough and tumble of tidal waters like the Solent." With over 4000 flying fifteens built to date (a large proportion of these are still sailing some where in the world) it is the most popular small keelboat in the world. We also encourage competition in older boats and have a very active classic division (for sail numbers 2700 and below) and a silver fleet division (for sail numbers between 2701 and 3400). With boats remaining competitive for many years entry to the class can be at a reasonable price point, with new prizes being offered for new comers and the youth element of our fleet.

WHO WE ARE

We are a sailing club, affiliated to the RYA, that welcomes families and individuals new to sailing or experienced. We provide training and coaching for adults and young people, to develop skills towards taking part in the club racing programme and beyond.

GET IN TOUCH

Dovestone reservoir
Greenfield, Oldham
OL3 7NE
P: 01457 873000
M: 07854 848903
membershipdsc@googlemail.com