double-handed sailing dinghy / regatta / asymmetric spinnaker / single-trapeze
asymmetric spinnaker, single-trapeze
3.6 m (11'09")
Zzap is a double-handed skiff with gennaker conceived by International Optimist coach, David Harte, to provide fast, fun racing for lighter youths of post Optimist age. Nautivela enthusiastically got the license to build the Zzap after having seen that really the boat can be easily handled by youths: photographs in this page show two Optimist sailors handling the boat in 18 Knots wind !
Zzap is a MODERN dinghy suitable also for training youths. The boat is sandwich construction very light, designed to be longlasting. A number of builders have been so far licensed to build Zzap which then is available in many Countries. International meeting have been already organized. You can find more news about the activity of the Class by applying to the General Secretary, Mr Wilkes, based in Ireland.
Overall Length3.60 m
Hull Weight48 kg
Fitted Hull Weight (with sails) 80 kg
Main & Jib8.70 sq.m
Asymmetric Spinnaker9.10 sq.m