Flying Fifteen Racing

The International Flying Fifteen 75th Anniversary Regatta, incorporating the

2022 European Championship and 75th Anniversary Race,

hosted by Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club 20th to 26th August 2022

(supported by the Solent Fleet)

Flying Fifteen 75th Anniversary

The Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club will shortly be issuing the Notice of Race and Entry Form for the 75th Anniversary Regatta. Spaces may be limited. To reserve an entry express interest using the link and you will receive the NoR and Entry Form directly by email.

Flying Fifteen Race Start

Sailing Programme

Sat 20th

Sun 21st

     to

Thu 25th

Fri 26th

Flying Fifteens with Spinnaker Up

Launch Boats

 

Recover Boats

Anniversary Race

European Championship Races

Uffa Fox

Social Programme

Sat 20th

Sun 21st      

Tues 23rd                 

 

The Commodore’s House was Uffa’s last residence in Cowes. The event will be in the boathouse by the kind permission of John and Jane Terry. See www.commodoreshouse.co.uk/

Informal at CCYC

Drinks Reception at Royal Yacht Squadron

Evening at the Commodore’s House

2 Flying Fifteens being towed

Launch and Recovery at Cowes

Launch, recovery and trailer storage will be at one of the local boatyards.  There will be a launch window on Saturday which will be included in the entry fee.  Launching outside of that window will be available by direct arrangement with the yard.

Flying Fifteens sailing in the S

Berthing at Cowes

Berthing at Cowes will be in one of the main marinas and will be included in the entry fee.

Early Flying Fifteen being built.

Uffa Fox 2022

Immediately before the FF 75th Anniversary Regatta there is another event that could be of interest to Fifteen owners which will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Uffa Fox, Uffa Fox 2022, which runs from 18th to 21st August.

 

Details can be found here www.uffafox2022.org

Uffa Fox and the Flying Fifteen

Uffa Fox Sketching a Flying Fifteen
Simple Flying Fifteen Designs

 

Uffa designed the Flying Fifteen in late 1947.  There are several stories on how it came about from a Eureka moment in the bath to the workforce stretching out an International 14 mould in the workshop. However it evolved, in 1948 he built his prototype “My Dainty Duck” and took her around the country to promote the design and by 1949 there were enough boats to hold the first national championship at Cowes where 13 boats competed.  The regatta was won by Sqdr Ldr Nance in number 6 “Neesa”. 1949 was a significant year for the class as Uffa persuaded the people of Cowes to fund the building of probably the most famous Flying Fifteen “Coweslip” as a wedding gift for the Queen and Prince Philip. Uffa sailed with Prince Philip in Cowes Week in the Flying Fifteen class until the late 1960s.

 

For more information on Uffa Fox see www.uffafox.com.