VIS is a fast newly designed single-handed dinghy with gennaker.
VIS has been presented to ISAF in March 2000 at the ISAF Evaluation Event for a future Olympic single-hander. The boat has been designed considering the fundamental criteria set out by ISAF:
to provide equal competition for a wide range of crew stature;
athletic prowess required;
challenging technically and tactically.
The hull is thin terminating to a very thin bow to have a correct balance between stability and resistance. Wings are rigid laminate (no tubes!) :
to let sailor' s going in and out on the wire easier;
to give a nice layout.
Wings can be moved inside/outside by means of rails giving equalization. Carbon mast ,being very stiff and light plus easy to be tuned,give more performances and is safer when capzised.
Overall Length4.5 m
Max beam with wings extended2.2 m
Rigged up weight70 kg