The Flying Fifteen Is a two person keelboat sailed and raced in many countries around the world on the sea, estuaries and inland waters. Club racing is the most important aspect of Flying Fifteen sailing. It is like a big dinghy with a keel so it is ideal for those who have sailed dinghies but are tired of or too old to cope with capsizes!
Unlike many modern 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 two people either off a ramp or using a hoist and it is also easy to tow behind a family car.
The legendary Uffa Fox designed the Flying Fifteen in England in 1947, and his vision of a high performance planing keelboat continues to flourish around the world, thanks to some judicious and intelligent class management.
By embracing and carefully controlling the use of modern materials, the Flying Fifteen has maintained it's exhilarating performance without becoming too expensive to build or maintain.
FLYING FIFTEEN - MEMBERS BOATS
BOAT - SAIL # - OWNER
FIFINE - 3011 - Christopher Wong
SKIVER - 3304 - Phoebus Wong
ZEST - 3468 - Wilfred Kam
FRANTIC - 3476 - Wai Chuen Chan
FOR FUN - 3500 - Michael Becker
FFOLLY - 3604 - John Lok / Megan Schmalzried
FREEWINDS - 3649 - Terence Lee
FANTASTIC FIVE - 3700 - Bernard Tam
PUFF' N STUFF - 3701- David Chow
NOISY FOREFATHER - 3722 - Peter Britten
PATHFFINDER - 3735 - Kunihiro Fukushima
FRENCH FRIES - 3828 - Jun Komatsu
SQUIFFY - 3830 - Brian Henderson
FULL POWER - 3834 - Sam Chan
NIFFTY - 3876 - Tim Roberts
SECOND WIND - 3882 - Albert Cheung
FLYING FORT - 3978 - Spencer Suen
KERFUFFLE - 3979 - Carlyon Knight-Evans
TCHAIKOFFSKY - 3981 - Kazuya Nagasawa
FEI FAAN - 3990 - Sarah Johnson
TOMFFOOLERY - 3997 - Tom Sheppard/Beto Marinelli
UFFA FOX ACHE - 4015 - Peter Wilkinson
FULL POWER - 4038 - Sam Chan
Flying 15s Training and Action videos
Hong Kong Class Championships article in Y&Y