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children's sailing dinghy / single-handed / recreational / catboat
children's sailing dinghy
10 PERFORMANCE

Length: 4.47 m

... Bay 10 Performance sail kit features a high aspect sail profile and aluminum daggerboard to optimize speed and upwind performance. Easy to rig or break down and store! GET MORE FUN FROM YOUR DINGHY The ...

children's sailing dinghy / single-handed / recreational / catboat
children's sailing dinghy
8 PERFORMANCE

Length: 4.47 m

The Walker Bay 8 Performance Sail Kit comes with high end rigging features while still being easy to rig or break down and store. It is perfect for those who want performance while still keeping it simple.

single-handed sailing dinghy / double-handed / children's / multiple
single-handed sailing dinghy

Length: 13'00"

• The NAU family catamaran is the NAU motor boat which can be converted to sail with a catamaran rigging system. • It allows the crew to stay dry and comfortable. • It is also heavier than a catamaran, so the stability ...

single-handed sailing dinghy / recreational / instructional / disassemblable
single-handed sailing dinghy
THE NAU-PTIMIST

Length: 2.5 m

This fully equipped sailing dinghy is the perfect craft for any beginner! Equipped with a dagger board, a rudder and a specific rig, it opens the door to marine leisure! Price:2 790€ Technical ...

single-handed sailing dinghy / recreational / gaff-rigged
single-handed sailing dinghy
Gazelle des Sables

Length: 2.7 m

For sailing enthusiast to experience the thrill of an agile and elegant keelboat with versatile sails that the whole family, from beginner to expert, will love. Scalable ballasted gaff cutter Easy to ...

single-handed sailing dinghy / recreational
single-handed sailing dinghy
Gazelle Breizh

Length: 3.35 m

For sailing enthusiasts, the strong and sensitive sails give you controlled power. For small crews and families, space for up to 4 people on board. The thrill of a dinghy The comfort ...

single-handed sailing dinghy / recreational
single-handed sailing dinghy
Gazelle des îles

Length: 3.9 m

For sailing enthusiasts, the versatile sails and electric motor (optional) give you controlled power. For small crews and families, have an adventure around the islands no matter what ...

single-handed sailing dinghy / recreational / catboat
single-handed sailing dinghy
Lascar du Toul’Ru

Length: 2.58 m

With everything you need for fishing, rowing, sculling, day trips and family outings, the Lascar du Toul’Ru is ready to sail in under 3 minutes and blends style and comfort. Its 35l ballast makes it highly stable yet ...

single-handed sailing dinghy / recreational / catboat
single-handed sailing dinghy
X 14'

Length: 4.06 m

... require any shrouds or stays for support. The pivoting centreboard, inserted in an ample cockpit, allows two crew members to sail in comfort and ease. The absence of a stern mainsheet traveller does not compromise navigation. ...

children's sailing dinghy / single-handed / instructional / catboat
children's sailing dinghy
BABY BOAT

Length: 2.3 m

... basics of sailing and achieve an early appreciation for that wonderful sensation of being transported by the wind. That fantastic feeling is what sailing is all about. C.N.A. Baby Boat is not a One - ...

single-handed sailing dinghy / recreational / disassemblable
single-handed sailing dinghy

Length: 3.4 m

The sail : the wind is your energy 6m2 Fat head design 4 battens Laminated polyester Pablo Soldano design The mast folds into 4 sections composed of 4 sections to fit in the bag. Full carbon (option) or Alloy The ...

single-handed sailing dinghy / regatta / catboat / Laser 4.7
single-handed sailing dinghy
ICE BLUE

Length: 4.2 m

... carbon tiller and extension, 6mm anti-twist dinghy mainsheet from FSE Robline, sail, padded toe-strap, Harken 57mm ratchet block w/ Mega spring, 5mm SK90 dyneema traveller, Mega bolt and 3mm dyneema ...

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Laser Performance
single-handed sailing dinghy / regatta / catboat / Laser
single-handed sailing dinghy
ICE BLUE

Length: 4.2 m

... rewards athleticism, subtle steering and trimming techniques as well as tactical excellence. The Laser is the single-handed Olympic class dinghy and is raced on the Club, National and ...

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Laser Performance
single-handed sailing dinghy / children's / instructional / recreational
single-handed sailing dinghy
O'PEN BIC COMPLETE

Length: 2.75 m

The fast, planing hull of the O’pen BIC gives a dynamic sailing experience of a true dinghy that heels. Being at the helm of this powerful machine gives you the same excitement normally experienced on ...

single-handed sailing dinghy / children's / regatta / catboat
single-handed sailing dinghy
SABOT

Length: 2.44 m

... the thousands of Sabots sailing today as the perfect first boat for the beginning sailor and popular with junior sailing programs for it's simplicity and saftey. Equipped with the racing package, the ...

single-handed sailing dinghy / children's / regatta / catboat
single-handed sailing dinghy
OPTIMIST

Length: 2.3 m

Worldwide recognized as the best Class to introduce kids to the sport of sailing the Optimist is one of the most popular boats in the world. Competition after sailing school gets more and more exciting ...

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Nautivela
single-handed sailing dinghy / regatta / catboat / Byte
single-handed sailing dinghy
BYTE

Length: 3.6 m

The Byte, designed by Ian Bruce, is a high-performance singlehanded dinghy that is 12-feet long (3.7 m) and weighs 100 lbs (45.4 kg). This boat is suited for sailors weighing between 90 and 160 lbs (40.8 - 72.6 kg) with ...

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Nautivela
single-handed sailing dinghy / recreational / regatta / instructional
single-handed sailing dinghy
TOPPER

Length: 3.4 m

... ’s British Youth Sailing programme is the envy of the world! And the Topper is an integral part of the programme that gives young dinghy sailors the best possible opportunity to develop their racing talent ...

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Topper
single-handed sailing dinghy / recreational
single-handed sailing dinghy
WWS

Length: 2.39 m

... STABLE The Topaz WWS has a deceptively spacious cockpit capacity. She can be sailed singlehanded by very young sailors but also has comfortable capacity for two children to sail together. The unrivalled ...

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Topper
children's sailing dinghy / single-handed / instructional / catboat
children's sailing dinghy
OPTILENE

Length: 2.35 m

Designed for learning sail in total safety, it is present in France since 1985. It is the school boat more sold in France. Standard version fittings : Mast lock, Gaastra sail with reefing line, self-bailing ...

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Erplast
children's sailing dinghy / single-handed / instructional / catboat
children's sailing dinghy
OPTIMÔME

Length: 2.32 m

The Optimome is a school boat, self bailing, made in GRP. It has developed to answer to sailing schools wishes: have a fast and strong boat. It is a school boat which has the speed of a competition boat. Technical ...

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Erplast
single-handed sailing dinghy / regatta
single-handed sailing dinghy
MELGES 14.

Length: 4.27 m

... Reichel Pugh, the Melges 14™ exudes innovation and excellence in one design sailing. It’s speed, quality, durability, comfort and fun wrapped into one dynamic and modern sailing package. In development ...

single-handed sailing dinghy / regatta / Optimist
single-handed sailing dinghy
OPTIMIST

Length: 2.36 m

Weight 35kg Length 2.36m Width 1.12m Mast length 2.26m Main area 3.3sqm Designer Clark Mills Year 1947

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Ovington
single-handed sailing dinghy / regatta / catboat
single-handed sailing dinghy
SOLUTION

Length: 3.9 m

... some traditional classes. A lightweight epoxy hull powerful sail make the boat an offwind flyer, whilst the adjustable raking rig allows ensures the boat is managable and refind whilst sailing upwind.

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Ovington
single-handed sailing dinghy / regatta / catboat
single-handed sailing dinghy
STARLING

Length: 2.9 m

... the top of the class. Former Class national champions include a large number of sailors who later moved onto international sailing success including David Barnes, Peter Evans, Craig Monk, Dan Slater, Simon Cooke, and ...

children's sailing dinghy / single-handed / regatta / catboat
children's sailing dinghy
DENMARK RACE

Length: 2.3 m

... generate the best boat! This creates a more costly boat, but less maintenance and better durability makes sure that the superior sailing performance is retained throughout the boat’s lifetime. This assures a longer life ...

single-handed sailing dinghy / children's / regatta / catboat
single-handed sailing dinghy
3D STAR

Length: 2.3 m

... generate the best boat! This creates a more costly boat, but less maintenance and better durability makes sure that the superior sailing performance is retained throughout the boat’s lifetime. This assures a longer life ...

single-handed sailing dinghy / regatta / skiff / catboat
single-handed sailing dinghy
D-One

Length: 4.23 m

Hull designed by Phil Morrison and using the best materials and technology available to provide a unique sailing experience, the Devoti-One is built using carbon fibre and foam, constructed in CNC moulds, giving a stiff ...

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Devoti Sailing
single-handed sailing dinghy / regatta / skiff / catboat
single-handed sailing dinghy
D-Zero

Length: 4.3 m

... D-Zero is a single handed performance dinghy, fully fitted by Harken, with a two piece carbon mast and a 8.1m2 sail, raised by a halyard, and a carbon boom. The hull ...

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Devoti Sailing
children's sailing dinghy / single-handed / instructional / catboat
children's sailing dinghy
TWINER

Length: 2.8 m

... been designed to provide a new sailing sensation of speed and stability. The various crew combinations are as follows: one or two children, a child and an adult or a single adult. This means that the ...

children's sailing dinghy / single-handed / instructional / catboat
children's sailing dinghy
LE P'TIT SUN

Length: 2.3 m

A dinghy for beginners aged 7-13 years. Revising a classic cockpit to provide a friendly, spacious, with an environment soft and playful lines. The use of the boat is facilitated by the removal of barriers, lift ...

children's sailing dinghy / single-handed / regatta / catboat
children's sailing dinghy
M1

Length: 2.3 m

From the foils to the mast tip we’ve examined every aspect of the Optimist and have custom designed and built quality fittings to make the M1 Optimist the best available. Known globally for challenging assumptions , McConaghy has worked ...

single-handed sailing dinghy / foiling / catboat / Moth
single-handed sailing dinghy
MACH 2 MOTH

Length: 3.35 m

... up with the MACH2. It was an immediate success and the rest is history. The MACH2 dominates the moth world in a field of sailing where development never leases. A perfect environment for McDougall and McConaghy to excel.

single-handed sailing dinghy / recreational
single-handed sailing dinghy

Length: 4 m

_ZEN is the ultimate wooden dinghy designed to sail in a simple, intuitive and fast way. Available also in kitfor DIY, thanks to the simple construction method of “stitch and glue”The hull is characterized ...

single-handed sailing dinghy / recreational / regatta / skiff
single-handed sailing dinghy
Benji 380 R2

Length: 3.8 m

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Gehull centreboards
single-handed sailing dinghy / regatta / recreational / skiff
single-handed sailing dinghy
Benji 380 C2

Length: 3.8 m

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Gehull centreboards

How to choose this product

single-handed-sailing-dinghy

A single-handed sailing dinghy is small, fast and has a retractable centerboard. It is often cat-rigged, with a mainsail and no jib.

Applications

Both individual enthusiasts and sailing clubs use these craft for recreation, training and racing. The best-known designs include the Optimist, the Finn and the Laser. These small boats usually can be trailered or placed on a car roof, making them easy to transport to vacation or racing venues.

Technologies

The hull is generally made of laminated polyester/fiberglass. Polyethylene, stronger but heavier, is sometimes used. Most masts are two-part to facilitate transport. There is either a retractable daggerboard in a case or a pivoting centerboard. The rudder also can be removed for easy launching and recovery. Some sail plans include a jib or a spinnaker.

How to choose

If you intend to race in one-design events, check with local clubs to find out which classes are most common in your area. Other factors include ease of rigging, transport and sailing in light of your experience and physical abilities.