"Try a Fifteen" is a scheme to provide you with an opportunity to have a trial sail in a Flying Fifteen (FF).
The FF is a modern 2 person keelboat and despite its name is 20 feet or 6.1m long. The 15 feet is the waterline length of the boat. The boat performs like a dinghy and planes quite easily in a moderate breeze.
The boat is ideal for beginners and those returning to sailing after uni and starting a family who do not like capsizes.
- The Flying Fifteen is a 2 person racing yacht
- It has a keel which makes it easier to sail than a racing dinghy and less likely to send you swimming
- It only needs 2 people to sail, several crews are husband & wife teams. (see photo)
- The Flying Fifteen is an International Class recognised by World Sailing.
There are fleets in many countries around the world and the Class is a World Sailing International Class.
The boat only weighs a little over 300Kgs so can easily be towed by a normal sedan.
National events are organised by the various National Associations, while World and European Championships are organised by Flying Fifteen International (FFI).
If you would like to Try a Flying Fifteen please complete the below:
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