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Flying Fifteen

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.

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Show news Henri-Lloyd announced as Regatta Clothing Partner
Cowes Classics Week set to take place from 25th to 31st July
Posted on 19 May
Amateur building of Flying Fifteens in the 1950s
A supeb archive film found
Posted on 6 May
Flying Fifteens at Lake Windermere
A constant 18.6mph breeze and wall-to-wall sunshine
Posted on 20 Apr
2020 Flying Fifteen Europeans cancelled
The class will be reviewing the timing of all future events in August
Posted on 20 Apr
Entries open for Cowes Classics Week 2020
Royal London YC intend to run the regatta as planned in July
Posted on 16 Apr
Planet Sail Episode 2
Matt Sheahan takes time out from tinkering with his RS400
Posted on 14 Apr
Restoration of Flying Fifteen 3428
From green/black mould to shining glory
Posted on 8 Apr
Eight Bells: Bertie de Speville
Called to a higher jury
Posted on 8 Apr
The last sailing contest in the world
The Flying Fifteen NZ national champs was the last regatta to be sailed before NZ entered lockdown.
Posted on 29 Mar
2021 Flying Fifteen Worlds update
FFI assessing the situation as it evolves
Posted on 29 Mar
Poole Regatta Cancelled
Join the ongoing discussion to choose a new date
Posted on 24 Mar
An Update from Poole Regatta?
Regatta committee frequently reviewing the situation to determine the appropriate action
Posted on 17 Mar
The Inside Track
Video story of the Flying Fifteen class Dinghy Show exhibit
Posted on 3 Mar
2022 Flying Fifteen Europeans to be held at Cowes
75th anniversary of the design will be celebrated in the UK
Posted on 2 Mar
Entries open for 2020 Flying Fifteen Europeans
40 boats expected at Morgat in Brest
Posted on 19 Feb
2020 Tally Hobbs Memorial Regatta overall
Nick Jerwood and Brad Sheridon end up clear overall winners
Posted on 11 Feb
Flying Fifteen UK Nationals preview
Hayling Island to welcome the fleet at the end of July
Posted on 7 Feb
Entries are open for Poole Regatta
Over 160 yachts are expected to compete for the Canford Cup
Posted on 28 Jan
Flying Fifteen Australian Championship
A fleet of 20 boats race at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
Posted on 24 Jan
Flying Fifteen Last Blast at Parkstone
An apt 15 boats on the startline
Posted on 30 Dec 2019
Flying Fifteen Hong Kong Championship
Peter Britten and Oli Merz held on to top spot
Posted on 19 Dec 2019
Cowes Week announces the Official Charity for 2020
Scaramouche Sailing Trust gets youngster from North London into sailing
Posted on 15 Dec 2019
Parkstone Flying 15 Autumn Series race 6
It's not over until it's over...
Posted on 9 Dec 2019
Parkstone Flying 15 Autumn Series race 5
A very respectable turnout despite the chilly conditions
Posted on 2 Dec 2019
Parkstone Flying 15 Autumn Series race 4
A fleet of 16 tour the harbour
Posted on 27 Nov 2019
Flying Fifteen Autumn Series at Parkstone race 3
A magnificent 17 teams enticed by sunny skies and a capricious wind
Posted on 22 Nov 2019
Seventeen classes confirmed to compete
At the International Paint Poole Regatta 2020
Posted on 1 Nov 2019
Flying 15s at the Ovington Inlands
Taking part in the multi-class event at Grafham Water
Posted on 31 Oct 2019
Flying Fifteen Balearic Championships
Mallorca welcomed a mix of nationalities and expats
Posted on 25 Oct 2019
Flying Fifteens at Notts County
Waples Wines Northern Travellers' Series finale
Posted on 23 Oct 2019
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Flying Fifteen UK Nationals Attendance
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Sailing at South Cerney Sailing Club
© Blind Sailing
Members of Kircubbin Sailing Club building their Flying Fifteens in 1955
© UKFFA
Flying Fifteen sailing at Kircubbin Sailing Club in 1955
© UKFFA
Members of Kircubbin Sailing Club building their Flying Fifteens in 1955
© UKFFA
Uffa Fox aboard Coweslip
© UKFFA
Flying Fifteens at Windermere
© David Heron
Flying Fifteens at Windermere
© David Heron
The 2015 Flying Fifteen Worlds in Morgat, France
© GPEN
Bertie de Speville
© unknown
Restoration of Flying Fifteen 3428 - working on the side tanks
© Graham Lamond
Restoration of Flying Fifteen 3428 - Jordan Aspin shows his handiwork
© Graham Lamond
Restoration of Flying Fifteen 3428 - decks stripped
© Graham Lamond
Restoration of Flying Fifteen 3428 - rudder repair stage 2
© Graham Lamond
Restoration of Flying Fifteen 3428 - rudder repair stage 1
© Graham Lamond
Restoration of Flying Fifteen 3428 - a test sail
© Graham Lamond
Restoration of Flying Fifteen 3428 - a test sail
© Graham Lamond
Restoration of Flying Fifteen 3428 - rudder repair stage 3
© Graham Lamond
Restoration of Flying Fifteen 3428 - beforehand
© Graham Lamond
Restoration of Flying Fifteen 3428 - making a carbon tiller
© Graham Lamond
Flying Fifteen National Championships - Bream Bay - March 2020
© Boaties.co.nz
Flying Fifteen National Championships - Bream Bay - March 2020
© Boaties.co.nz
Flying Fifteen National Championships - Bream Bay - March 2020
© Boaties.co.nz
Flying Fifteen National Championships - Bream Bay - March 2020
© Boaties.co.nz
Flying Fifteens racing off Fremantle
© Jonny Fullerton
Chris Ducker explains another of his ideas - Phil Evans wonders if it's too late to change career
© David Heron
Olympian Luke Patience receives instruction from the Flying Fifteen class on what he needs to fit to his 470
© David Heron
Chris Ducker and Phil Evans working together like a well-oiled machine
© David Heron
Titania - Uffa Fox won the 1950 Nationals in this boat
© Ian G Gilchrist
2015 F15 Morgat World Championship
© RDB Photographia
Grand Prix de l'Ecole Navale 2019
© Jacques Vapillon / GPEN