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Y Flyer
Y-Flyer Sailboat.png
Class symbol
Current specifications
Crew 2
Type Monohull
Construction Wood; Fiberglass
Rig Marconi
Keel 4 feet - retractable rear-swing centerboard
Trapeze None
LOA 5.486 m (18 ft 0 in)
Beam 1.767 m (5 ft 9.6 in)
Draft 1.219 m (4 ft 0 in)
Hull weight 226.7 kg (500 lb)
Main & jib area 14.9 m2 (160 sq ft)
Spinnaker area 51.15 m2 (550.6 sq ft)
PHRF 86.5 Portsmouth
Year 1938
Designer Alvin Youngquist
Location Toledo Ohio USA

The Y Flyer is an 18 foot (5.5m) sloop rigged racing dinghy designed to be sailed by 2 people. Although the boat looks and performs like a scow, the bottom of the hull is not quite flat, but split along the centerline into two flat chines. Y-flyers are built of either wood or fiberglass. The Y Flyer was designed in 1938 by Alvin Youngquist a Naval Architect working in Toledo Ohio who wished to build a two person performance dinghy as a training boat for the larger A-Scow. He published the design in Rudder Magazine with instructions for how to build it at home using marine plywood. Many Y Flyers are built by their owners following the class rules and design which remain little changed since 1938. Several commercial boat builders have also built Y-Flyers including Turner Marine who are the only builder commercially offering the design today.

The Y Flyer is an active one-design class with fleets, sailing clubs and regattas primarily in the US Southeast, US Upper Midwest and Eastern Canada. The class is designated by a "Y" on the mainsail. Apx. 3000 Y-Flyers have been registered to the class associations

The Y Flyer class require boats to weigh at least 500 pounds fully rigged, without crew or sails. and carry class-approved upwind sails measuring 161 sq ft (14.9 m2). The Canadian Y-Flyer class allows for a spinnaker to be used downwind. The American Y-Flyer class rules forbid the use of spinnakers. When racing against non-class sailboats, the Y-Flyer uses a Portsmouth Yardstick rating of 86.5. The boat sailing characteristics are similar to other fast planing performance boats, but is an often noted for having a bluntly squared off for-deck and using a whisker pole nearly half the length of the boat when setting the jib for running downwind.

The American Y-Flyer class has 19 active one-design fleets and supports a travelling regatta series including Midwinter Races and multi-regatta Mid-Western Cup and Helmsman Cup Awards. The class is noted for maintaining rules which minimize the advantages of high-tech, high-cost features. This focus allows sailors with a modest budget to remain highly competitive. Each year many older boats with low sail numbers, place well in races at the club and regatta level.

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Y Flyer Sailing

Y-Flyer sailing before racing.

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Independence Day mixtape.

Curren$y - Flyer Than The Average (Featuring. Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy & Street Wiz)

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Neako - "Flyer Than Delta" (feat. Curren$y) [Official Audio]

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Y-Flyer Sailing on Creve Coeur Lake w/ soundtrack

Extreme Y-Flyer Sailing - Start Practice

A day originally scheduled for our club's race starts turned into a high wind adventure. With wind gusts of 30mph, a Y-Flyer skipper was the only club member to cross the starting line. Unknown...

2012 Beer & Boats Y-Flyer Race 1

This video is not meant to be watched straight through, although you can if you like. I did not cut any parts so it can be used to compare sailing trim through the race. Please make use of...

Y-Flyer Sailing 2

The video starts with some older footage from about a year ago and the rest of the video is from a day of racing at our sailing club (BLSC). The beginning shows a little bit of trapezing in...

Vorsoto y La Pavota - Flyer

Videoclip - Flyer - Niño de Groenlandia 2014. Buho Producciones. San Luis, Argentina.

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96 news items

Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 15:36:19 -0700

The 2015 Y-Flyer Midwinter Regatta was held at Grande Maumelle Sailing Club in Little Rock, Arkansas on March 14-15, with 21 boats from Canada, Arkansas, Alabama, Indiana, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Kansas competing. The fleet was ...

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:03:45 -0700

Finalmente los Campeones de Tercías del CMLL, el Sky Team, consiguieron detener a la Peste Negra, quienes desde que volvieron a estar completa han conseguido varias victorias. Místico, Volador y Valiente enfrentaron a un peligroso equipo conformado ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 06:51:56 -0800

Athletes from the Flyers Track Club were among the more than 350 athletes that competed at the Regional Junior Olympics Nov. 23, in Hershey, Pa. Fourteen Westfield Y Flyer athletes advanced to the National Junior Olympics in Myrtle Beach, South ...
Newport Beach Independent Newspaper
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:33:45 -0700

Lately I've been railing about Yes on Y's abuse of the English language to get voters to suspend their disbelief that hundreds of thousands of square feet will reduce traffic. Not to mention the use of scenic images of kayakers on Back Bay and ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:16:55 -0800

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Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:41:15 -0700

Cleveland, OH (October 12, 2014) – A 16-year-old upstart and a former champion each entered Sunday's racing with a chance to win the Jack Brown Trophy at the Championship of Champions, hosted by the Edgewater Yacht Club. Recognized as US ...
Suburban News
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:52:30 -0700

The Westfield Area Y Flyer's Track club is dedicated to healthy competition, teamwork and individual development. The Flyers hosted a home track meet at Kehler Stadium in Westfield on June 22. For more information about the team, visit yflyerstrackclub ...
Charleston Post Courier
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:08:13 -0700

Lizzy Walters, 5. Sunfish Master - 1. Brian Swan, 7; 2. David Parshall, 9; 3. Crawford Milling, 12. Sunfish Senior - 1. Ellinor Walters, 5; 2. Diana Young-Paiva, 15. Y-Flyer - 1. Ned Goss, 5; 2. Bob Turner, 10. Follow Tommy Braswell on Twitter ...

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