Flying Fifteen

image: Guy Nowell

The International Flying Fifteen, designed by Uffa Fox over fifty years ago, is a two-person racing keelboat which has a lively performance and yet is safe and easy to handle. Over 3,700 of these beautiful boats have been built, with large fleets at clubs all over UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand and single-club fleets in Hong Kong, South Africa, Majorca, France and Philippines. Eighty boats competed at the 2009 World Championships in Melbourne, Australia including two boats from Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Flying Fifteen Association was established in the early1960's and has over seventy members, with over thirty boats based at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Causeway Bay. The Fifteen fleet is the most active in the Club, with racing on almost every weekend of the year. Most racing is in the Harbour on Saturday afternoons, but some six/eight times a year the fleet sail to Port Shelter, Clearwater Bay or Lamma for a full weekend sailing.

Fifteens are also well represented at Regattas, Round the Island Race, etc, and have an excellent record competing on handicap against different classes of boat. Off the water, we believe that we are friendly and welcoming, after the usual jugs in the bar apres-sail, we inevitably go for a meal somewhere on Saturday evenings.

Would you like to Fly a Fifteen? If you have some sailing experience and are seriously interested in trying out the Association boat, or if you want to get on the crew list, or whatever, just turn up at the Club on a Saturday lunch time and ask for the Fifteens. Everyone knows us!






President - Nick Atkinson
Fleet Captain - Howard Williams
Class Secretary - Carlyon Knight-Evans
Asst. Class Secretary - MANO, Katsuhiko
Treasurer - Kate Hodson
Measurer - Brian Henderson
Assistant Measurer - Thomas Isaac

If you are interested in learning more about the Flying Fifteen Class, please contact us any time at


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