The International Class One Design Flying 15 is a high performance, light weight, planing keelboat crewed by two people. The Flying 15 has stood the test of time, providing fast, exciting, ‘close to the water’racing for sailors of all ages from juniors to seniors
At South of Perth Yacht Club we currently have the largest fleet of Flying 15’s in the world. In the 2010 season we had a total of 32 different yachts from the Club competing at various timesover the season and regularly had races with more than 20 competitors. Club Championship heats averaged 24 yachts on the line.
We are indeed fortunate to have a great fleet providing extremely competitive sailing and have in our fleet we have past State, Australian and even World Title holders whose combined wealth of tuning tipsand knowledge is readily and freely available. We are also a very sociable section and hold regular ‘after sailing’ social activities and functions of various kinds.
Many classes promote themselves as friendly to new comers, not too expensive, easily maintained as well as being fast and technically challenging. All or part of this may be true for them – but the Flying 15 delivers it all – and much more!!
The strength of our fleet was recognised in November 2009 when we were awarded the right to host the 50th Australian National Championships in January 2012. This has the potential to be the largest single class regatta ever hosted at our Club. We anticipate up to 80 yachts competing including some from England.
There has never been a better time than now to join the largest, most competitive and social fleet at the Club with a number of excellent yachts available for sale presenting those of all ages and abilities with a great opportunity to get abit of excitement into their sailing!
For more information on sailing a Flying Fifteen at the South of Perth Yacht Club, contact the Flying Fifteen Captain Kristine Pettersson on 0428 669 154 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Club on 9364 5844. Additional information on the class is readily available at the Western Australian Flying Fifteen Association Website at http://ffiwa.com/