Why the Flying Fifteen is among Ireland's spectacular sailing successes

Afloat's WM Nixon on how the Flying Fifteen has the X-factor to survive and thrive... 

'Today’s Flying Fifteens may have been technically refined to the ultimate degree to give maximum sport for the minimum of hassle. But their current runaway success – they’re far and away the biggest keelboat One Design class in Dublin Bay – is down to a friendly and very active local class association, and its readiness to reach out the hand of friendship and encouragement to anyone who might be thinking of joining the class’s ranks.'

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