The Original Sports Boat

Welcome to the Australian Flying Fifteen Association website.

A Flying Fifteen is the original sports boat, as it is a planing keelboat.
There are more than 4000 Flying Fifteen’s around the world, and are suitable for racing on a variety of sea, estuaries, lakes and rivers.

In Australia there are 15’s in most states and you can find contacts under the Fleets tab.

There is an annual National Championship where sailors compete for the Coweslip Trophy presented by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. In addition most states have their own state championship as well as regular club racing.

“On the global scene every second year there is a World Championship which rotates between Continents. On the in-between years there is a European Championship.”.

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2019 National Championship

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Time is running out to enter the Nationals  at RSAYS Adelaide. This is a qualifier for the 2019 FFI World Championship in Dun Laoghaire next September – unlike recent Worlds this is not an open event  Dun Laoghaire can only accommodate 86 boats so you will need to qualify .

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2018 Ossie Mac at Apollo Bay

In the most Southerly village on mainland Australia, the Ossie McCutcheon Regatta offered two fine days sailing at Apollo Bay in the wind and waves of Bass Strait. With winds from 10-20 knots and 3m swell, Trophy Honours went to Lewis Davies and John Radnell on Flying Flamingo

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Flying Fifteen Specifications

DesignerUffa Fox (1947)
Overall length20 ft6.1m
Waterline Length15 ft4.6m
Beam5 ft1.52m
Draft2 ft 6in0.76m
Mast Height22ft 6in6.86m
Sail Area150sq ft14sq m
Spinnaker Area140sq ft13sq m
Minimum Hull Weight304lbs138Kgs
Minimum Keel Weight372lb169Kgs
YV Yardstick Open/Silver109
Classic112
Racing CrewTwo Persons

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2018 Ossie Mac at Apollo Bay

In the most Southerly village on mainland Australia, the Ossie McCutcheon Regatta offered two fine days sailing at Apollo Bay