Sailing Dinghies

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We can provide several sailing dinghies suitable for use onboard either to teach the kids to sail or to provide some competitive sailing for the more experienced sailors. Rigid and inflatable dinghies are available and details of 3 of these options are provided below, please get in touch if you would like a quote for any of these.

The MiniCat

The MiniCat is a small, light, inflatable catamaran providing an exhilarating and fun sailing boat. Fully portable, it fits in one (Model 310), two (Model 420) or 3 (Model 460 Esprit) bags. Stow it in your car or lazarette! Putting it together is easy and requires no tools. Build time is 30 minutes.

For all fans of sailing and watersports the MiniCat offers the perfect, affordable opportunity to own a sailing boat without any storage or transport worries.

The MiniCat comes in three sizes. The 310 is designed for one or two people and it packs down into one bag. The 420 is designed for 2-4 people and packs down into two bags. The 460 Esprit is a brand new model for 2015 and is designed for more experienced sailors. All models are available in a wide range of colours and options. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

All MiniCats come with 2-year full warranty.

Specifications
MiniCat 420
Length 4200mm
Width 2100mm
Height of the Mast 5050mm
Weight 44kg
Time of Assembly 30min
MiniCat 310
Length 3100mm
Width 1400mm
Height of the Mast 3800mm
Weight 35kg
Time of Assembly 25min
Minicat 460 Esprit
Length 4600mm
Width 2200mm
Height of the Mast 6100mm
Weight 58kg
Time of Assembly 40min
The RS Aero

The RS Aero is the product of three years of development, testing four different hull variations and numerous rigs, foils and layouts – resulting in a boat that RS is confident is the most technically advanced in its sector.

Specifications:

Models 5 / 7 / 9
Hull Length 4m /12’2″
Beam 1.4m / 4’7″
Hull Weight 30kg / 66lbs
Hull Construction Epoxy glass & composite – foam core
Mast 2-part carbon composite
Boom Carbon composite
Foils Epoxy composite – foam core

Ultra light
The RS Aero completely re-sets the standard for pure exhilaration in a simple single- hander. Ultra-light weight means the hull form and rigs need not be extreme, so the RS Aero is remarkably easy to handle and light weight. This makes the RS Aero exceptionally user-friendly on shore or on the yacht. It’s simplicity means the boat can be rigged in moments.
High tech materials are used in the composite epoxy foam sandwich hull, with carbon fibre in high load areas and in the spars. Astonishingly, the RS Aero hull weighs less than an Optimist at just 30kg.
A lifting cradle can be supplied to lift the boat out of the water and onto the yacht. The hull is also designed to stack, so yachts can stow them on top of each other taking up minimum space.

3-rig system
Our philosophy has always been to prioritise ultra-light weight, performance and practicality in order to produce a simple, yet refined and durable single-hander that will suit any sailor between 35 and 95kg with three rig options which will typically suit:
Youth: RS Aero 5
Women & light men: RS Aero 7
Men: RS Aero 9

Pure exhilaration
The RS Aero ignites the excitement of sailing in its least complicated form – complex thinking leading to beautiful simplicity and involving handling for a new era. It is affordable and, with RS Sailing’s global distribution network its huge potential is already happening.

Beautiful simplicity
The hull has been designed and engineered to create a strong, ultra-light boat that is also highly efficient to manufacture using the latest techniques.
The three rigs use the same top mast and boom – only the lower mast sections vary radically to suit each sail size. Tri-radial cut high denier Dacron sails offer un-matched rig adjustment and sails that generate light wind performance coupled with strong wind power control.

Custom graphics and colours can be added.

TIWAL 3.2

TIWAL 3.2 is the very first high performance inflatable sailing dinghy; it is designed to make sailing fun and simple and for the thrill of speed and glide. It’s versatile design allows for both high performance solo use and leisure sailing in pairs.

TIWAL 3.2 is 3,20m (10.5′) long and has a 5.20 m2 and a 7.00 m2 (56 sq.ft / 75 sq.ft) sail. It is light (50kg (111lbs)), compact and folds away in two bags. It can be assembled and taken down in 20 minutes.

  • CE norms / Cat. D
  • Length: 3.20 m (10.5′)
  • Total weight : 50 kg (111 lbs)
  • Maximum load : 190 kg (418 lbs)
  • 2 adults or 1 adult + 2 children
  • Sail area : 5.20 sqm / 7.00 sqm (56 sq.ft / 75 sq.ft)
  • Maximum load on the wings : 1 adult / 90 kg (198 lbs)
  • Airtight compartments : 2
  • 1 Bag for the hull : 150 x 40 x 35 cm / 26 kg (59″ x 16″ x 14″ / 57 lbs)
  • 1 Bag for the sail and the structure : 150 x 40 x 35 cm / 28 kg (59″ x 16″ x 14″ / 61 lbs)
  • Designer : Marion EXCOFFON (with the support of FRITSCH-DURISOTTI agency)

The TIWAL 3.2 can be assembled in 20 minutes and is a is a six-step process:

  • Inflate the hull partially with the electric pump provided
  • Install the centerboard case
  • Assemble the structure with pieces that easily snap and fit together thanks to spring-loaded catches
  • Fix the structure onto the hull using self-adhesive strips
  • Inflate the hull manually to a pressure of 0,8 bar (11psi)
  • Assemble the five pieces that make up the mast, tie the sail onto the mast and position it into the mast step
  • A high pressure rechargeable pump is available separately. This pump is able to inflate the hull fully without the need for a manual pump.
Topper Topaz

Probably the most versatile small sailboat ever. Versatile choice of rig options. From beginner to club racer.

• Ideal for young solo beginners to gain confidence.
• Space for two crew.
• Can be set up with one sail or a main and jib.
• Choice of Dacron or Mylar sail.
• Exceptionally stable.
• Easy to handle.
• Very robust, maintenance free TRILAM construction
• ISAF ‘Learn to Sail’ Class

The Topaz System offers a versatile option for use on superyachts. A virtually indestructible hull , tracked 2 part mast for ease of storage and multiple sail options including a spinnaker for performance sailing.
The TOPAZ ‘UNO PLUS’ is the most popular rig option and one of our best sellers.
The UNO PLUS offers great value as a simple one or two person boat. It is easy to handle and very robust. This rig option provides a great introduction to sailing as well as being an ideal multi-purpose family dinghy.
The TOPAZ ‘RACE X’ rig is for more experienced sailors featuring the addition of a 9.0m2 asymmetric gennaker. The Yachts and Yachting test concludes that the Race X will deliver “seriously fast sailing for the club sailor right through to a professional sailor. The asymmetric system is simple, easy to use and easy to rig and takes the boat to yet another level only found in boats costing twice the retail price”. The TOPAZ 14 is an accessible but high performance cat designed for two medium to light crew. There is room on the trampoline for three for cruising.

Waszp

An affordable, modern, durable, easy to learn and race class that brings a new definition of fun. A choice of rig sizes provides options for 40 to 100 kilo sailors. The WASZP delivers a platform for beginner foilers to advanced racers. In storage mode the wings are folded vertically upwards. This reduces the hull width to just over 1.4 m including the trolley. The sail, mast and boom can all fit neatly inside the slot between the wings for storage. Further gains can be made if the boats are parked top to tail.

BEGINNER MODE: In beginner mode the wings are locked down to a horizontal position. This provides the most stable platform for learning to foil as the wing buoyancy is lowest to the water. It also reduces the need for active balancing to keep the boat upright. Movement around the boat is also easier on the flat surface. Beginner mode allows the sailor to concentrate on learning the balance and trim positions to initiate and sustain foiling.
RACE MODE: Once you are confident and consistently enjoying the rush of flying, moving to race mode lifts the wings to a 17 degree angle, allowing more advanced foiling techniques such as windward heel. As the wings are further from the water this induces extra drive from the horizontal foils and increased righting leverage. This increases speed and height upwind significantly. In race mode the sky is the limit. Choose to hit the water for the pure thrill or get ready to race