The Best Dinghy Choice for Junior Sailors - Flying 11!
Two crew. Main, jib and symmetrical spinnaker. No trapeze. 11ft Long. It's a simple recipe for a great kids boat to follow a Sabot or Optimist, because they're easy to sail and have all the components of a 'big boat'. They can easily be transported too, with mum or dad being able to help the kids rig one in about 30 minutes from start to beach launch. You can pick one up for less than $5000 too, with even cheaper ones if you're prepared to do a little sanding and polishing.
Performance is great for kids up to the age of 17, with modern foils and a good set of sails, these boats will get up and planing in around 15 knots downwind. In a strong breeze, they skip along very quickly and will overtake a full size laser no worries. Don't take our word for it though, check out this footage from Sydney this week of the fleet absolutely 'flying' around Sydney Harbour,
Tips for Wild Oats XI (and you!) How to Avoid Protests!
Sometimes it's worth it, other times, it's not. 'That' call by Wild Oats Xi, was not, and it cost them the race.
The unique challenges facing the next Americas Cup Teams
With no boat even remotely similar to the proposed foiling monohulls in the next Americas Cup, how are the sailors supposed to be training?
55 Sabres Swarm the Swan
55 Sabres swarmed the Swan as the 40th Sabre Nationals got underway on 30th December and run through to the 4th January 2018 at Perth Dinghy Sailing Club on Matilda Bay.