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A Class

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A Class
Specifications
Beam (width): 2.29m
Length: 5.49m
Weight: 108kg
Crew: 1
Ideal Crew Weight: 60-85kg
Sail Set: Main
First Year of Manufacture: 1956
Manufacturer: Various

More Information

The A-Class is a superb boat in light winds with high performance up to Force 6 due to the flexibility of the rig settings. It has daggerboards for high efficiency and superb pointing, and a flexible mast with a loose footed main sail. Adjustments are possible to the outhaul, downhaul, kicker and lower shrouds. With a full cut sail this gives terrific scope for control of sail shape. It also has a trapeze for the ultimate sailing challenge, but a una rig for simplicity of sail handling (13 sqm sail area to A class specification). The result: Superb quality, ultimate strength at minimum weight. Plans are also available from the RYA for the skilled home builder.

Advanced Specifications

SpecificationValue
Portsmouth Yardstick (Handicap)775
Main Sail Area13.94 sq m
Club Scene SiteVisit A Class Class Website
Insurance6

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