Dinghies

Some Suggested Dinghies
Note: PN – Portsmouth Number – the higher the number the slower the boat.

Children 7yrs to 12yrs (upto 14yrs allowed for competition)

  • Optimist dinghy – Length 2.36m Weight 35kg PN 1646 singlehanded

Beginners child 12yrs up and Adult

  • Topaz Uno – Length 3.68m Wt. 60kg PN 1218 – singlehanded
  • Topaz Tres – same hull – different mast step + bowsprit to give jib and spinnaker – doublehanded PN not known
  • RS Feva – Length 3.66m WT. 63kg PN 1200 – doublehanded

Intermediate Juniors and Adult

  • 420 – Length 4.2m Wt.80kg PN 1087 – doublehanded with trapeze
  • RS Vision Length 4.57m Wt 125kg PN 1085 – doublehanded
  • Laser 4.7m2 / Radial (5.7m2) same hull – Length 3.81m Wt 56.7kg PN 1175 / 1106 – singlehanded

Experienced Juniors and Adult

  •   Laser (7m2) – Length 3.81m Wt 56.7kg PN 1080 – singlehander
  •   29er Length 4.4m Wt 90kg PN 924 – skiff type doublehander with trapeze, assymetric spinnaker
  •   49er Length 4.88m Wt 74.25kg PN 740 – skiff type doublehander with 2 trapeze, assymetric spinnaker
  •   Wayfarer – Length 4.83m Wt 169kg PN 1101 – 2, 3, 4, crew – very stable!

There are many other dinghies!

Multi hulls – experienced crew

  •   Dart 16 Length 4.8m Wt 125kg PN 853
  •   Dart 18 Length 5.48m Beam 2.28m Wt 130kg PN 800
  •   Hobie 16 Length 5.05m Wt 145kg PN 805

Further Information
For details of boats see www.wikipedia.org
For PN numbers see www.rya.org
For dinghies for sale see www.apolloduck.ie, www.apolloduck.co.uk, www.donedeal.ie, www.buyandsell.ie and ISA Dinghies for Sale

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Nancy Roe
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