Types of Dinghies

Europe

The Europe dinghy was formerly an Olympic class for ladies (1992 - 2004) and does actually come from the International Moth that when in 1962 some took the then fastest Moth to be the one-type Europe Moth.

Length: 3.35
Beam: 1.38 m
Type: Monohull
Type Crew: Singlehanded
Type Purpose: Racing
Sail Area Upwind: 7.0 m²
Gennaker Sail Area:
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Weight: 45 kg
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Design By:
Design Year:
Manufacturer: Winner
Class Association: Europe

Finn dinghy

The Finn dinghy was designed by Richard Sarby. Since 1996 Devoti has been the leading manufacturer of the Finn. And the medals keep coming with 22 Finns out of 23 racing in Rio 2016 were D-Fantastica (the 23rd was a Devoti Classic)… At Devoti Sailing we take pride not only in the competitiveness of our boats, but also in the quality of built, materials and aesthetics.

Length: 4.53 m
Beam: 1.58 m
Type: Monohull
Type Crew: Singlehanded
Type Purpose: Racing
Sail Area Upwind:
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Weight: 116 kg
Crew Weight: 80 - 120 kg
PYS: 1045
Design By: Richard Sarby
Design Year: 1949
Manufacturer: Devoti
Class Association: Finn

12 foot

The 12 footer was designed in 1912 and was used as an Olympic class 1920 and 1928.

Length: 3.66 m
Beam: 1.43 m
Type: Monohull
Type Crew: Singlehanded
Type Purpose: Racing
Sail Area Upwind: 9.3 m²
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Weight: 104 kg
Crew Weight:
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Design By: George Cockshott
Design Year: 1912
Manufacturer: No manufacturer of this boat today
Class Association: -

Laser

The Laser is the world’s most popular adult racing class boat. True to box one-design standards, each Laser in the world is identical ensuring the best sailor on the water wins the race, not the boat. The Laser is a challenging boat that rewards athleticism, subtle steering and trimming techniques, as well as the tactical excellence of the sailor. The Laser is raced by young and old alike from the Club level all the way to the Olympics. The Laser comes standard as a race version.

Length: 4.23 m
Beam: 1.37 m
Type: Monohull
Type Crew: Singlehanded
Type Purpose: Racing
Sail Area Upwind: 4.7 / 5.76 / 7.06 m²
Gennaker Sail Area:
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Weight: 59 kg
Crew Weight: 40 - 95 kg
PYS: 1207 / 1145 /1099
Design By:
Design Year:
Manufacturer: Laser Performance
Class Association: Laser

Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman is a large sailing dinghy designed already in 1951. It uses a trapeze and a big spinnaker. It was an Olympic class for many years, between 1960 and 1992.

Length: 6.06 m
Beam: 1.78
Type: Monohull
Type Crew: Doublehanded
Type Purpose: Racing
Sail Area Upwind: 18.6 m²
Gennaker Sail Area:
Spinnaker Sail Area: 21 m²
Weight: 130 kg
Crew Weight:
PYS:
Design By: Uus van Essen and Conrad Gulche
Design Year: 1951
Manufacturer: No manufacturer of this boat today
Class Association: Flying Dutchman

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