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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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Y-Flyer Sailing on Creve Coeur Lake

Y-Flyer at Creve Coeur Lake.

Y-Flyer Sailing 2

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5 news items

Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:41:15 -0700

The Mattoon native brought home the “silver” for the second year in a row from the Y-Flyer American National Championship June 12-16 in Charleston, S.C. He outsailed 48 of the top sailors in the country for the coveted title. The top five finishers all ...
Charleston Post Courier
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 14:00:49 -0700

Mark Saunders won all the races in the classic Moth fleet; Ned Goss was the winning skipper in the Y-Flyer fleet; Will Hanckel took first in E-Scows; and Randall Stoney Jr. was the winning Sunfish skipper. Miller received the annual Daniel Wordsworth ...
Moultrie News
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:33:17 -0700

The event hosts multiple different sailing classes including E-Scow, Laser, Sunfish, Y-Flyer and Moths. However, the main event is the Sea Island One Design class. The race has been held every year in Bohicket Creek for over a century and is rumored to ...

Medio Tiempo.com

Medio Tiempo.com
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:52:30 -0700

... Lluvia, Vaquerita y Skadi dieron cuenta de La Comandante, Zeuxis y Seductora. En la segunda Nitro, Inquisidor e Hijo del Signo se llevaron la victoria sobre Magnus, Sensei y Molotov. En la inicial, Leono y Flyer se apuntaron el combate ante ...

El Diario de Coahuila

El Diario de Coahuila
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:03:36 -0700

El espectáculo que se vivió con emocionantes juegos de llaveo y lances desde las terceras cuerdas dejó satisfechos a los aficionados, los luchadores Akuma, Patán y Flyer hicieron su labor para dar el espectáculo esperado ante unos rivales de gran valía.

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