Please select your home edition
Edition
Upffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW LEADERBOARD

2023 Flying Fifteen Worlds to be sailed at Weymouth & Portland, UK

by FFI 28 Aug 2020 12:15 PDT 12-25 August 2023
Dinghies rigged at the WPNSA © WPNSA

Flying Fifteen International is pleased to announce Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy in the UK, has been selected as the venue for the 2023 FFI World Championship to be sailed between 12 - 25 August 2023.

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is a world class sailing venue based on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, UK. The location provides easy access to Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay, arguably some of the best sailing waters in the world.

Peter Allam of WPNSA commented,

"We are delighted to have been awarded the opportunity to host the 2023 Flying Fifteen World Championship.

"We hope that our facilities, with access to some of the best sailing waters in the world and all situated on the World Heritage status Jurassic Coastline, will encourage record numbers to participate.

"Our aim is to run an international regatta in tandem with the world championship where we hope to see fleets of Silver & Classic Flying Fifteens participate, making the occasion inclusive for as many members of the global Flying Fifteen community who would like to attend. We very much look forward to welcoming you in 2023!"

WPNSA has operated on the waters of Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay for over 20 years and has been privileged to host multiple major international and national championships, for a wide variety of classes. The hosting of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events were a significant milestone, the legacy from which has created a pool of highly experienced volunteers supported by the equally experienced professional staff of WPNSA.

As a venue WPNSA has access to multiple racecourses enabling the centre to offer more Flying Fifteen sailors the opportunity to compete at the event. The location of WPNSA provides quick access to the sheltered waters of Portland Harbour. This racecourse is ideal for the Classic Fleet World Championship races and also for the International Championship, enabling Flying Fifteen sailors with older boats and those that have not qualified for the World Championship, an opportunity to be involved. This provides a chance for club sailors to compete at a first class sailing venue and socialise with the best Flying Fifteen sailors in the world.

The revised schedule of European and World Championships is as follows:

The deferred 2020 European Championship will be sailed at École Navale, Lanvéoc-Poulmic, Brest, France between 13 -15 May 2021.

The 2022 Flying Fifteen World Championship to be sailed at Fremantle, Western Australia in February 2022, deferred from 2021 due to Covid-19. Follow on web page: www.flying15worlds2022.com

2022 also sees the 75th Anniversary of the Flying Fifteen Class and will be celebrated between 20 - 26 August 2022 at Cowes Corinthian YC, Isle of Wight, UK. This regatta will also be a European Championship.

The 2023 Flying Fifteen World Championship to be sailed at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy in the UK, from 12 - 25 August 2023.

Michael Clark, Secretary Flying Fifteen International

www.flying15.org

Related Articles

Poole Regatta 2022 Entries Now Open
Enter early to benefit from discounted entry fees Entries for the International Paint Poole Regatta 2022 are now open at pooleregatta.co.uk. Enter early before midnight on the 20th March to benefit from discounted entry fees and relax knowing your place on the start line is secured. Posted on 21 Jan
18th PalmaVela Regatta returns in May
Already open for entries, the 2022 event returns to its more usual dates With the registration period now open for both events, the Real Club Náutico de Palma are already working on the organization the next edition of the popular seasonal curtain raiser that has returned to its usual dates. Posted on 11 Jan
2023 Flying Fifteen World/Australian Champs update
The event remains on track for Fremantle Sailing Club With all the chaos around the World and the Covid-19 pandemic still raging on, I am sure people are wondering what is happening with the World Championship event being held in Australia. Posted on 7 Jan
Eighteen Classes to Race at Poole Regatta 2022
Starting in just four months A superb selection of classes will be competing at The International Paint Poole Regatta 2022 when racing commences in four months (30th April to 2nd May). Posted on 31 Dec 2021
Hong Kong Flying Fifteen Championship
The fleet included a record nine mixed crews Sixteen boats took part in the 2021 Hong Kong Flying Fifteen Class Championships over the weekend of Dec 11 - 12. The fleet included a record nine mixed crews. Posted on 14 Dec 2021
Sponsors committed to Poole Regatta 2022
A 'not to be missed' event can't happen without the sponsors' help On the 7th October the International Paint Poole Regatta Committee hosted a sponsors lunch at the prestigious Royal Motor Yacht Club in Sandbanks. Just two weeks later, all the potential sponsors present at the lunch have confirmed their commitment. Posted on 10 Nov 2021
Flying Fifteens at PalmaVela
Disco Volante on form in Palma de Mallorca The 17th edition of the PalmaVela regatta was postponed from early May, it usually marks the opening of the Mediterranean season with a good entry of keelboats ranging from the latest TP52 fleet to keelboats including Flying Fifteens, Dragons and J80s. Posted on 10 Nov 2021
Blind Sailing Nationals Keelboat League 2021
Round-Up in memory of Graeme Love To start, we would like to thank everyone who has supported the charity to put on this competition on. Without your involvement, no matter how small or large, it simply would not have been able to go ahead. Posted on 8 Nov 2021
17th PalmaVela Day 3
All Treats, No Tricks as Bay of Palma delivers strong breeze for finale Winds on the Bay of Palma proved just a little too fresh and the racing schedule was cut accordingly on the third and final day of the 17th edition of the 80 boat PalmaVela regatta. Posted on 31 Oct 2021
17th PalmaVela Day 2
No racing due to strong winds Strong winds on the Bay of Palma today have put paid to racing on the second day of the 17th PalmaVela regatta. Posted on 30 Oct 2021
Sea Sure 2021 - Transom Fittings - FOOTERZhik 2021 Dec Choice of Champions FOOTERSelden 2020 - FOOTER