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Y Flyer
Y-Flyer Sailboat.png
Y-FlyerLogo.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
Development
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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Extreme Y-Flyer Sailing - Start Practice

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Y-Flyer sailing before racing.

Y-Flyer sailing on Whitefish Lake

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2012 Beer & Boats Y-Flyer Race 3

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Y-Flyer Sailing on Creve Coeur Lake

Y-Flyer at Creve Coeur Lake.

Y-Flyer Sailing on Creve Coeur Lake w/ soundtrack

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Independence Day mixtape.

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2012 Beer & Boats Y-Flyer Race 2

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6 news items

 
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 ...

Medio Tiempo.com

Medio Tiempo.com
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:29:44 -0700

El técnico se acompañó de Starman y Tritón, mientras que el rufián lo hizo de Raziel y Cancerbero. Por otro lado, Mercurio, Pequeño Pierroth y Pequeño Olímpico, derrotaron a Eléctrico, Pequeño Shocker y Angelito. En el duelo inicial, Black Panther y ...

Criterio Hidalgo

Criterio Hidalgo
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:03:45 -0700

... Afición se desarrolló con el talento luchístico de estrellas de la baraja nacional; el encuentro arrojó como resultado una victoria contundente por parte de los luchadores técnicos, que esta ocasión estuvo integrada por Anibal Jr, Huracán Ramírez ...
 
el periodic
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:30:00 -0700

Así, con la compensación de tiempos y a falta de finalizar la prueba del día, el liderazgo era para el británico Koyama de Bern Kammerlander con Iñaki Castañer a la caña, seguido del rumano Natalia, de KDF Energy, conducido por Natalia Brailoiu y Flyer ...

Medio Tiempo.com

Medio Tiempo.com
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0700

Por otro lado, Tritón, Cachorro y Dragón Lee dieron cuenta de Misterioso, Skándalo y Sangre Azteca. Antes, Bam Bam, Eléctrico y Angelito, derrotaron a Nitro, Pequeño Violencia y Mercurio. En el combate que abrió las acciones, Sensei y Flyer se llevaron ...

Menorca al día

Menorca al día
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 12:41:15 -0700

El “Es Tes Unno”, del Real Club Náutico de Barcelona y patroneado por Francisco Soldevila se convirtió ayer en el vencedor absoluto de la décimosexta edición de la Regata Menorca Sant Joan-Trofeo Alfonso XIII que concluyó esta tarde con su segunda ...
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