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Flying Fifteen

Difficulty: 2 star rating intermediate

Designed in 1947 by the legendary Uffa Fox, the Flying Fifteen has maintained its reputation as an exciting, competitive two person racing boat. The lines still have a timeless quality and the clever keel shape allows easy launching & retrieval without cranes or lifting of keels. The Flying Fifteen is a fun, fast and exhilarating boat to sail by crew combinations of all sizes, genders and ages.
The Flying Fifteen has a well established international fleet structure and is sailed in a number of countries around the world spanning lake, estuary and sea venues. The class has a strong international class association, Flying Fifteen International (FFI), which coordinates events, represents the class, circulates a yearbook and regular communications to all members.

Size: 6.1 metres long, 1.52 metres wide, weighing approx 305 kilograms
Sails: 13.9 square metres (extra sail called spinnaker is 13.9 square metres)

Number of sailors: 2
Weight of sailor(s): ideally between 145 and 185 kilograms (if racing)

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