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Flying Fifteen

A great Flying 15 World Championship in Napier New Zealand with Steve and Tim delighted to be following up their Europeans victory and taking the crown.
Goacher sails were hot in pursuit, with Murray Gilbert and Jon Burgess third, Charles Apthorp and Alan Green part suit in 4th, Hayden Percy and Scott Pedersen 6th, an astounding performance in a silver fleet boat, and Jeremy Davy and Martin Huett 7th. Goacher sails took 5 of 7 race wins.

A huge thank you to the Napier Sailing Club, the organisers, the sponsors and all competitors for making such a successful event.


Back to work now and the new Flying 15 headsails have certainly caught the imagination of the fleet. After supporting FFI for ten years in the design development we were first in production and significant numbers will be on the water from early season.
We designed the genoa to fit on the existing tracks and the only modification needed is to shorten the Jib halyard.
We have top links available so that the old genoas can be used with the short halyard.
The new sail overlaps a greater height of mainsail and will be therefore more efficient.
The class has allowed us to increase foot round so the sail will seal onto the deck, but with a higher clew, allows raking without spoiling the foot shape.
There is less sheet to move when tacking and would be more adaptable to a 2:1 sheet for lighter crews.
All in all the sail looks great.

We have been closely involved with the Flying Fifteen since 1991. Our sails are trusted to provide performance in all conditions. The Flying Fifteen is sailed by a wide range of crew weights, and as well as producing all round sails that can be easily adapted as conditions change, we are aware that to suit a variety of crew weights it is necessary to produce a range of sails addressing their power requirements. We have invested in the most capable design software available. It gives us unrivalled development speed to allow us to maintain our position at the top and a means of analysis and comparison not possible with traditional methods.

Interestingly 3 boats in the top ten of the Worlds used 3 of our different design type mainsails. One-Design does not mean only one design, we work to create sails for all crew weights.

In 2016 Goacher Sails took the UK Nationals, Europeans, and all UK area championships except the Inlands

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Covers & Accesories

We offer a huge range of accessories including protective rudder and equipment bags, spinnaker launch bags, tapered sheets and many more.

Complete Boat Packages

We work closely with Phil Evans to produce the ultimate Fifteen boat package based on our long experience in the class.
Contact either Phil or Steve for details


Goacher Sails win 2017 World Championship