single-handed sailing dinghy / regatta / catboat / Finn
Sailing dinghy class:
4.53 m (14'10")
Luca and Roman first met while competing in the Finn class regattas. They are both Finn enthusiasts, but they also agreed that the boats they were sailing in could be improved. So they teamed up to create Devoti Sailing in order to produce a better Finn. Their idea is summarized in the company motto: “From sailors to sailors”. The inputs should come from those who know the boat, i.e. the sailors.
The result was a boat that changed the Finn scene: since 1996 all Olympic gold was won sailing a Devoti Sailing Finn. Despite the obvious success, in 2014 Luca thought there was room for further improvement. So he accepted the challenge from his friend Lanfranco Cirillo, another Finn enthusiast, and hired the famous ocean racer designer Juan Kouyoumdjian to design a totally new hull. The result is the D-Fantastica launched in September 2014, a totally new Finn that once again proved tremendously competitive.
Designer: Richard Sarby (1948)
Hull lenght: 4,53 m
Beam: 1,58 m
Weight: 116 kg
Sail area: 10 m2
Portsmouth Yardstick: 1045
Rake: Simple and effective adjustment via chocks