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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 man racing boat. The lines still have a timeless quality & the clever keel shape allows easy launching & retrieval without cranes or lifting of keels.
The Flying Fifteen has a well established international fleet structure, spanning both inland and sea venues, & a strong class association, BIFFA, which coordinates events, represents the Class & circulates a yearbook & regular newsletters 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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