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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. Approximately 3000 Y-Flyers have been registered to the class associations.

The Y Flyer class requires boats to weigh at least 500 pounds fully rigged, without crew or sails, and to 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 the Y Flyer is notable for having a bluntly squared-off fore-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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91 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 ...

The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 23:56:15 -0700

As a member of Ottawa's Britannia Yacht Club, he sailed both a Y-Flyer and a Shark, winning and placing in regattas at home and on the road. He sailed well into his 80s. After Melva's death in 2003, he moved to a retirement home in Ottawa, where he ...
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 09:18:45 -0700

También habrá un “torneo cibernético” donde participarán quienes estuvieron en el desafío “En busca de un ídolo”, como Negro Casas, Guerrero Maya, Delta, Canelo Casas, Blue Panther Jr., Virus, Boby Zavala, Disturbio, Esfinge y Flyer. Habrá dos luchas ...

Medina County Gazette

Medina County Gazette
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:20:51 -0700

Race categories were open to anyone 15 and older with a Y Flyer sailboat. Y Flyer sailboats are 18 feet long and can be sailed by one or two people. Teams from the U.S. and Canada competed in the races Saturday and Sunday. The Chippewa Lake Yacht ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 06:48:45 -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 ...
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 ...

Lethbridge Herald

Lethbridge Herald
Wed, 27 May 2015 23:11:15 -0700

Loading ... Follow The Lethbridge Herald on Twitter @LethHerald Latest Tweet. By Villeneuve, Melissa on May 28, 2015. Richard Quinlan, left, takes new sailing member Ron Hammerstedt out on Quinlans Y Flyer sailboat on Sunday at the St. Mary Reservoir.
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 ...

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