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Keith Jamieson commented on Aldeburgh Flying Fifteen fleet

Close to Aldeburgh in the alphabet but a long way by sea is the Flying Fifteen Classic fleet in Apollo Bay. Almost in the Roaring Forties, Apollo Bay is the most Southerly village on the Australian mainland!
Home to a growing fleet now up to of 10 sailing Classic Fifteens (Affrodite 962, April Dancer, Black Pearl 2352, Cest si Bon, Euffamism 2250, FFantome 2100, Miss Molly 2380, Wal, Windswept, Ziff).
With a few more up in the hills (Knives and Forks 1942?, Town Bike 1404? & Zappa) that don’t get out much!
Is this the largest fleet of active Classics in the world? We’d love to hear there are more out there! We’re just a little club with a few dinghies and a dozen keelboats but the Classic Fifteens are our competitive fleet racing class with 6-9 on the water throughout summer. Affordable, robust and capable in the big swells of the Southern Ocean – an ideal boat for a sail on the fringes of the Bass Strait.
Glad to hear there are still Classics sailing in the UK. They are getting less common Down Under – or maybe they are all coming to Apollo Bay for their twilight years!

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Keith Jamieson commented on Aldeburgh Flying Fifteen fleet

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Mike Pearcereplied to: RE: Falmouth National Championship photos

Hi Simon. Sorry - missed your response. Very happy for you to use them anywhere to promote the FF Class Association. Cheers Mike

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Hello I do not what mast you got but the new ones are incredible light... you can drop it yourself... I mean one person..just lift it straight up whi...

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Keith Jamiesonreplied to: RE: Flying fifteen tuning

Hi Ok so some are now sailing with two rake settings (half a hole On the Allen Bros adjusters generally equates to 1/2 inch rake mast tip to transom...

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TINOreplied to: RE: Flying fifteen tuning

Hello Mine is a new one, Ovington X Yes I have seen many pages and webs but still do not understand how to get the exact mast rake according to dif...

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Keith Jamiesonreplied to: RE: Flying fifteen tuning

I believe the P& B tuning guide does sometimes have a wee bit of pre bend, David McKee has written a really useful article on the subject, which shoul...

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Hello I have got one doubt about mast rake and rig tension If you tension the shrouds with the jib halyard the mast goes backwards and the mast rake ...

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This boat is now sold.

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