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Rigging Guides

Bought a new boat? Instructions make no sense, or did the previous owner loose them? It's hard enough to figure out how to sail your new bank balance bailer without being flummoxed by setting it up. Check out our Rigging Guides for help.

Laser 2 Rigging Guide

The Laser 2 is a two person dinghy, which comes in various different configurations, some with trapeze, some with spinnakers, some with both. There are a range of names for them, from Regatta, Fun, and Fun New Wave amongst others. With an ideal crew weight between 120-170kg, it's an ideal boat for mixed crews and younger sailors.

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Optimist Rigging Guide

The optimist is sailed by over 160,000 sailors in over 100 countries, and is the only internationally endorsed dinghy for juniors, and is probably the most popular racing dinghy in the world for juniors.

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Wayfarer Rigging Guide

The Wayfarer is a great boat for cruising, racing or training. Its' wide double chined hull gives' it great stability, and plenty of space gives it a lot of flexibility. They're easy to rig too, which you're about to find out!

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420 Rigging Guide

A smaller version of the olympic 470 class, the 420 was formerly a youth development class (i.e. young people trained up in the 420 before moving onto olympic class boats), the 420 has a good class following, and is a good introduction to performance boats.

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Streaker Rigging Guide

Yet another class designed by the infamous Jack Holt, originally designed as a plywood home built DIY boat, the newer models are FRP or GRP.

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420 Rigging Guide - A smaller version of the olympic 470 class, the 420 was formerly a youth development class (i.e. young people trained up in the 420 before moving onto olympic class boats), the 420 has a good class following, and is a good introduction to performance boats.
Enterprise Rigging Guide - A very popular two handed boat, many of us may have started our sailing lives in an Enterprise, and many are bought and sold each year. With a strong class association and good racing circuit, Enterprises are a good boat to choose, particularly if you're not nimble enough for a faster Laser or RS double hander.
Laser 2 Rigging Guide - The Laser 2 is a two person dinghy, which comes in various different configurations, some with trapeze, some with spinnakers, some with both. There are a range of names for them, from Regatta, Fun, and Fun New Wave amongst others. With an ideal crew weight between 120-170kg, it's an ideal boat for mixed crews and younger sailors.
Laser Standard Rigging Guide - So you've got that shiny new (or more likely not so shiny second hand) standard Laser, waiting to be sailed, but you don't have a clue how to rig it. Find out here!
Optimist Rigging Guide - The optimist is sailed by over 160,000 sailors in over 100 countries, and is the only internationally endorsed dinghy for juniors, and is probably the most popular racing dinghy in the world for juniors.
Streaker Rigging Guide - Yet another class designed by the infamous Jack Holt, originally designed as a plywood home built DIY boat, the newer models are FRP or GRP.
Topper Standard Rigging Guide - Got a topper but not sure how to rig it? Check out our rigging guide for toppers.
Wayfarer Rigging Guide - The Wayfarer is a great boat for cruising, racing or training. Its' wide double chined hull gives' it great stability, and plenty of space gives it a lot of flexibility. They're easy to rig too, which you're about to find out!

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