By Airwaves writer Olivia Hennon History and Mission Since the launch of the WASZP in July 2016, the class has grown throughout the world with its accessible design and camaraderie among class members. Since the launch, over 1000 WASZP’s have been delivered to 44 countries as of 2020. Designer Andrew McDougall wanted to create a boat … Read More
S1D Class Profile: The RS Aero!
One Design Class Profile- WASZP
The Snipe Atlantic Coast Championship: Good Times, Great Class!
By Airwaves writer Lucas Masiello This weekend, I had the opportunity to sail the Snipe Atlantic Coast Championships at Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis, Maryland. The Snipe class, a 16 foot, doublehanded dinghy, has active fleets all around the world and offers competitive, post-collegiate dinghy racing at the highest levels. The complexity of the boat … Read More
News From East Coast Sailboats: The Melges 15 is Here!
After months of rumors, We can finally talk about Melges’s new boat, The Melges 15. Melges debut’d the boat on May 19th via Facebook and the Melges newsletter. The press release came out at 11 AM on 5/19/20 with a video and pictures, giving us a good look at the boat and how she sails. The Melges 15 comes in two … Read More
Three Forgotten One-Design Dinghy Ghosts
Written by Mary Knauth We are all familiar with the drill of the very dawn of sailing for young children. Parents eager to either make their kids fall in love with the sport – just as they did – or rather join the Green Fleet at their yacht club because “it’s the thing to do” … Read More
New Kid on the Block: Taking a Peek at the RS21
23 November 2018, New Orleans, LA — Frantically making sure all is set, dodging 200+ other dollied-Optis doing the same thing, just what does a parent do after their Opti-sailing child pushes off the dock at a USODA regatta? Those morning minutes of frenzied, nervous preparation are always followed by a sudden stillness, and often … Read More
One Design Class Profile: 29er
Looking for a fun high-speed boat for junior sailors? The 29er may be the perfect fit. The 29er is a high-performance youth sailing and training boat. This ISAF recognized class has been quickly growing. Its simple design makes this boat great for all genders and ages, especially youth sailors. Not only is this boat fun … Read More
One Design Class Profile: Nacra 15
Looking for a youth boat built for speed and excitement? Maybe a pathway towards the Olympics? The Nacra 15 offers just that to youth sailors around the world. This semi-foiling catamaran is one of the six boats endorsed by the Olympic Development Program. The whole idea of the Nacra 15 is to capture youth sailors … Read More
One Design Class Profile: I-420
In the past several years the popularity of the International 420 in the United States has grown. The I-420 is sailed around the world and is a popular dinghy sailed at school, club, open, national, and international levels. International champions including Spithill, Outerridge, and Burling have used the I-420 as a developmental boat to refine … Read More
One Design Class Profile: RS Feva
The RS Feva is an International Class that has been fast-growing around the globe. This double-handed boat brings excitement to sailing for kids wanting to race or just have fun recreationally. The RS Feva is mostly intended for kids. However, you will find kids to adults enjoying its modern style and practical features. Just this … Read More
One Design Class Profile: 49er
In 1996 the 49er was chosen to be the twin trapeze skiff choice for Olympic sailing. It was designed by Julian Bethwaite and is an evolution of the International 14’s and Aussie 18’s. The 49er was an overnight success, with 80 boats competing in the class’s first international regatta a year after being named the … Read More
One Design Class Profile: J/70
Since the launch of the J/70 in 2012, the class has grown every year. Growing not only in the United States but around the world. Just this past September 161 boats participated in the J/70 World Championship held by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Sardinia, Italy. The US represented well at this World Event, Peter … Read More