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gbam 07-28-2012 10:33 AM

Best Dinghy for a Sailing School?
 
Hey,

I'm interested in seeing what everyone thinks would be the best learn to sail dinghy for a sailing school.

Requirements:
1.) Must be mass produced
2.) Must be able to handle intense learn to sail smashed into pier conditions
3.) Needs to be easily sailed under main alone
4.) Needs to be easy to repair

I haven't been able to find it but I'm ideally looking for a small dinghy with main jib and spin that is able to sustain the beating of a sailing school (IE not a 420). Something that doesn't require having a jib on it to sail.

Thoughts?

Sailmon 07-28-2012 10:47 AM

Catalina 22 Capri. Tradewinds sailing school in San Francisco has about 8 of em. Simple. Easy to fix and find parts for. Inexpensive

jgeissinger 07-28-2012 12:19 PM

Re: Best Dinghy for a Sailing School?
 
A Capri 22 is not a dinghy. A Capri 14.2 is, and is a very common sailing school boat.

sailingfool 07-28-2012 01:11 PM

N-10


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Stumble 07-28-2012 01:29 PM

Re: Best Dinghy for a Sailing School?
 
VX One design

Barquito 07-28-2012 09:01 PM

Re: Best Dinghy for a Sailing School?
 
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Tech. Seriously. Does Hoofers have the molds?

WDS123 07-29-2012 11:49 AM

Re: Best Dinghy for a Sailing School?
 
Lido 14

Over 6,000 built
Robust and fun
Very Active support group
Used by schools all over US

Sailmon 07-29-2012 12:01 PM

Re: Best Dinghy for a Sailing School?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jgeissinger (Post 902394)
A Capri 22 is not a dinghy.

You are correct! My apologies.:o

gbam 07-29-2012 08:20 PM

Re: Best Dinghy for a Sailing School?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Barquito (Post 902539)
Tech. Seriously. Does Hoofers have the molds?

No, we don't. I'm just seeing if there's another option that exists that would provide a greater variety of experiences on one boat.

@sailingfool that N-10 is an interest boat... A spin with no backstay though?

@Stumble the VX is a cool boat but not even close to indestructible for what I need.

Thanks for the suggests!

Stumble 07-30-2012 01:28 AM

Re: Best Dinghy for a Sailing School?
 
They are a lot more indestructible than people think... Other than a rudder casset problem that was fixed by the builder, the first regatta they sailed was blowing about 30kn the practice day, no damage to any of them.

Since then I have seen some nasty collisions that didn't result in anything but a few scratches.


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