JY15

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Current Specifications
JY15s Racing at Raritan Yacht Club.jpg
JY15s racing at the Raritan Yacht Club,
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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Class Symbol
Crew 2
LOA 15 ft (4.6 m)
Beam 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Hull weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Mast height 22 ft (6.7 m)
Mainsail area 100 sq ft (9.3 m2)
Jib / Genoa area 35 sq ft (3.3 m2)
Spinnaker area 200 sq ft (19 m2)
D-PN 91.9
PHRF 221.4

The JY15 is a one-design centerboard dinghy designed by Rod Johnstone in 1989. An optional Turbo Rig (no longer available) provided trapeze lines for the crew and a spinnaker.

The original JY-15 was made out of ACP (Advanced Composite Process) rather than the usual fiberglass or wood materials used for most dinghys. ACP is a laminate consisting of a foam core, an inner fiberglass skin, and a 1/8" outer plastic skin.

As of 2010, the ACP version is no longer being manufactured, but a fiberglass version is being made by Nickels Boatworks in Fenton Michigan.

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