European Championship Flying Fifteen

Period

03/09/2018 - 07/09/2018

Notice of race

Class list
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Flying 1560, available 23

45 boats and 2-300 participants from all over Europe (especially from Great Britain), are expected to take part in this event. This keelboat, similar to the lee-board, has a crew of two. Once again a perfect opportunity for participants to spend a holiday with their families on Trentino Garda.

The Flying Fifteen

A Flying Fifteen is a Two Person Racing Yacht. 

The Flying Fifteen Is sailed and raced in several countries around the world on the sea, estuaries and inland waters. Club racing is the most important aspect of flying fifteen sailing and you will find links to a club near you on the various pages of this website. 

The boat is 6 metres long and the 15 refers to the original waterline length - 15 feet (4.57m). The Flying Fifteen is a dinghy with a keel so is ideal for those who have sailed dinghies and are tired of or too old to cope with capsizes. 

Unlike many sports boats you only require one other person to sail with you, crew combinations come in all sizes, genders and ages - it is just a matter of tweaking the boat to suit your combination. It is easy to launch by 2 people either off a ramp or using a hoist, it is also easy to tow behind a family sedan. 

The Class Association is very strong and class rules are tightly managed by the FFI Council so that any developments do not de-value existing boats. Flying Fifteen International Council manages the class, and each affiliated National Association nominates a delegate to FFI Council. 

The Flying Fifteen is an International Class recognised by World Sailing. National events are organised by the various National Associations, while the World and European Championships are organised by Flying Fifteen International (FFI). 

 

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Rain overnight and then a brightening day There was heavy rain over night and a cloudy start; all as forecast. The fleet assembled at the club and some chose to preempt the race committee and hauled out their boats. However after their traditional lunch and with no breeze in sight the race committee set off in their craft and gave a hearty 3 toots as they headed out to the race course!
regate 07/09/2018
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3 Races in strong breezes and the fleet goes right to the cliffs Day 4 started sunny but hazy with the threat of late thunderstorms. However the Ora started faintly just before noon and the fleet were called out to race. The Race Committee had agreed with the fleet that we would again sail 3 races as the forecast for Friday was poor and might mean no sailing that day  
regate 07/09/2018
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The day started off with more promise and as the fleet assembled for the start of the second day there was already a good breeze from the south and clear blue skies.
regate 06/09/2018
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The forecast was for a much stronger "Ora" (southerly) wind than the failed attempt on Monday. The fleet left the harbour with the start of a breeze meaning no paddling required. As the boats reached the starting area it was a "both seats on deck" wind strength.
regate 05/09/2018