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F15 Fleets at UK Sailing Clubs

Flying 15/UK F15 Fleets
Where are Flying 15s sailed in the UK. Here is the answer and who to call.

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Official Flying 15 Fleets and Fleet Captains

Sailing Club Class Captain Telephone Navigation Water / Launching
Bassenthwaite  Simon Longstaff 01900 817491
or send email
North Cumbrian Lake, located between Keswick and Cockermouth just off A66, the club is at the northern end. Jetty and slipway launching with winch retrieval, hosts Bass sailing week at the beginning of August Click here for club website
Bewl Sailing Association Chas Evans Send Mail or Phone
01580 240292
900 acre Bewl Reservoir. Launch by slipway with floating pontoon alongside, moorings available for F15.
Blackpool and Fleetwood   Mike Preston 07502 604013 or email

One of our newest fleets; B&FYC club is situated on the river Wyre (near Poulton-le-Fylde). We were founded in 1906 to provide a place for sailors to meet and learn new skills. Our club is made up of people of all ages who enjoy sailing, boats and making new friends.

Our members are very active on the Northern, National, European and International circuits, including our furthest member with a FF15 campaign from Northern Australia.

Broxbourne Pip Hudson  01799 541565 Lake of 70 acres. Crane adjacent to hardstand and mooring pontoon 
Burton SC Malcolm Hall send email  
Foremark Reservoir of 250 acres. Wide concrete ramp with a 160 foot pontoon.
Carsington   Carsington Sailing Club 01629 540609 or Email
Chew Valley Lake SC Claire Jefferis send email Chew Valley Lake is situated eight miles south of Bristol. Launching by slipway and winch.
Datchet Captain - Mike Clapp 
Vice Captain - Alastair Stevenson
07764 681410 or email
07752 550865 or email
Queen Mother Reservoir covers 475 acres. Launch by slipway to water-side floating pontoons 
Derwent Athol King  send email 1,000 acres of reservoir 725 feet above sea level. From 4 concrete slips,jetty available.
Dovestone David McKee  07836 602084
or send email
100 acres of reservoir. Launching from concrete ramp to moorings in sheltered bay.
Draycote Water Richard Hope 07773 718665
or send email
Lake over 600 acres approx. 1.5 by .75 miles on an northeast/southwest axis. Launch by slipway to pontoon and mooring buoys in water.
Grafham Barry Wyatt Send Email Lake 1,600 acres (3 by 1.5 miles). By trailer from two ramps and jetties with tractor assistance.
HISC Mark Nicholson  Send Email  Sailing in Solent and Chichester Harbour. Dry sail from slipways with winch recovery.
Llangorse Colin Fletcher 07740 778400 or
send an Email 
400 acre lake in Brecon Beacons. Recent purpose built jetty, two concrete slipways with winch.
Loch Lomond Steve Lee 07744 104506
send email 
Inland freshwater loch approx 22 miles by 5 miles wide. Launch via beach or slipway.
Notts County Angus Wright 07980 489577
or send email
200 acre reservoir. Launch via concrete slips and recently extended fixed and floating pontoons.
Parkstone Steve Randle send email  Poole Harbour and Poole Bay. By way of concrete slip, all states of tide.
RMYC Sally Davies/Peter Stubbs  n/a  Sandbanks, Poole Harbour. Launch via slipway, all states of the tide.
Royal Windermere David Heron 07785 995523 
Windermere Lake is 10.5 miles long and up to 1.5 miles wide. Launching by slipway, tractor recovery, Racing Sat, Sun and bank hols, friendly welcoming club, well stocked bar and wine cellar, food available most weekends.
Rutland Chris Wright  07940 832293  We sail on 3000 acres of water with great facilities launching from concrete slips onto pontoons.
Solent Mike Dixon Phone 01983 291411 or 07490 825670 Email   Please note Mike is fleet captain for the Solent Fleets, which represents those sailing FF's from Cowes, and not representing any particular club. 
Ullswater Christian Barnes Email

Ullswater Yacht Club is located between Pooley Bridge and Howtown at the Northern end of Ullswater. The lake is 7 miles long overall. The club is 10 minutes from the M6 at Penrith (J40). Launching is via a single slipway.  The club has a growing fleet of 12 fifteens and fleet members are looking to build interest in the class.

Other locations where Flying 15s are sailed and Class Contacts

Be aware that this information may not be current. Try the club website if the information below is not correct.

Sailing Club Class Captain Telephone Navigation Water / Launching
Aldeburgh Tikkii Mawson or Henry Gordon-Jones email or
River & estuary sailing from a friendly local east cost club, a resurgence in the class recently convenors or Aldeburgh Sailing Week, a relaxed family week of sailing.
Bala SC John Eaton send email Bala Lake. Launch by slipway.
Clywedog Keith Rollinson send email  600+ acres of water. Launching down steep ramp to floating pontoon.
Falmouth (RCYC) Abbi Rickard 07887 712516
or send email
  Large estuary and bay with sailing from many local surrounding clubs. Talk to Nick about the best place to launch.  More information and contacts at
Tees and
Hartlepool YC
    Hartlepool Bay, North Sea. Excellent boat parking. Launching is via slipway with assisted recovery.
Holy Loch John Orr  send email  On the sea, within shelter of Holy Loch. Slipway launch, best effected at high tide. 
Humber Yawl Peter Clark  01430 422460  3 x1 ½ nautical miles for racing, clear of obstructions, so steady winds and clear skies. 1 mile off the A63, at Brough Haven, 9 miles west of Hull. More Information
Lerwick Chris Coyne       
Loch Ard Colin Boyd  n/a  Freshwater loch about 2 miles long. Launch over beach via steel plate slipway with jetty alongside.
Loch Earn Hugh Simpson  01764 655825  Freshwater loch apprx 7 miles by 1 mile wide. Launch via slipway.
Loch Tummel Michael Barron send email  sailing water 4.5 km long by 1 km wide. Launch by slipways, with jetty and power winch.
Middle Nene Emma Brown 07540 960514
or send email 
140 acre lake. Launching by slipway.
Monklands Brian Hendrie 0141 771 0168  Hillend Loch is a freshwater reservoir, 1.25 miles long by 0.75 mile wide. Launch from slipway.
Northampton Chris Bowen  01604 647998  Reservoir Z-shaped; 2 miles long by 0.5 mile wide. Launching by slipway.
Ogston Jonathan Ward  07748 118444
or send email
Lake approx 230 acres. Launching by concrete slip and tractor.
Queen Mary Martin Pride  01932 848945  Largest of London's reservoirs, Staines/Sunbury area.
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club (Burnham)  Justin Waples     
Royal Torbay David Ramsden  send email    On the sea. Launch via double slipway. 
Shropshire John James  n/a  Whitemere is a natural lake, about 70 acres and roughly square. Launch by ramp and trailer.
Solway Colin Filer  send email  Sail in the tidal River Urr/Solway estuary - inshore and offshore courses.
South Cerney John Harvey 01453 833368 Lake in the Cotswold Water Park. Dry sailed with crane with own pontoon.
South Windermere Peter Holt  01539 821346  Windermere Lake. Easy for dry sailing, but limited space on shore.

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