Welcome to the Australian Flying Fifteen Association website.

“The Original Sports Boat”

A Flying Fifteen is the original sports boat, as it is a planing keelboat.
There are more than 4100 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 Where We Sail 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.

  • Tally Hobbs is celebrated as the man who established the Flying Fifteen class in Western Australia back in the early 1950’s

  • The final 2 heats boiled down to Craig and Ian Rainey against John and Kevin for first and second overall and any one of five boats fighting over third and below.  The north-easterly started at 12 knots and steadily freshened throughout the afternoon until pushing 20 knots at the end of racing.  The Davids (Tabb and Bennett) in 3941 scored a second and a first to take third place after the second discard took effect.  Trevor and Anna scored a first and a second to take fouth place.  With consistent sailing,  John and Kevin beat the Raineys in both races to take the championship and relegate Craig and Ian to second overall.  John and Kevin are long term supporters of the class and, as is so often the case,  much training and travel has contributed to a fine victory amongst a very competitive fleet.  In the silver division,  Graham and Sara ( both of the UK) won the title for the second successive year with Arriene and Duncan taking second place.  Lake Macquarie Yacht Club ran a first class  regatta with excellent race management and social functions in superb surroundings for all competitors and supporters.    Final Results    (go to “News” page to access the results)

Event Calendar
Date Event
29 – 31 March 2024 West Australia State Championship, Royal Freshwater Bay YC
16-17 Nov 2024 Ossie McCutcheon Trophy, Davey’s Bay Yacht Club, Mt Eliza, Victoria
23-24 Nov 2024 Vic State Championship, Davey’s Bay Yacht Club, Mt Eliza, Victoria
1 – 6 Jan 2025 Australian Championship, Davey’s Bay Yacht Club, Mt Eliza, Victoria
9 – 22 August 2025 FFI World Championship, Weymouth UK
For Sale/Wanted
For Sale/Wanted
  • Flying Fifteen International AUS 3062 Fru Fru Fully equipped and ready to sail. Trailer fully registered. Current Owner              FFI-ACT Association   Mob: 0457774271 $ 2,500   ono

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