Streaker (dinghy)

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Streaker
Streaker dinghies at ripon.JPG
Streakers at Ripon Sailing Club
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Class Symbol
Current Specifications
Crew 1
Type Monohull
Construction Plywood; Fiberglass
LOA 3.9 m (12 ft 10 in)
Beam 1.4 m (4 ft 7 in)
Draft 1.17 m (3 ft 10 in)
Hull weight 48 kg (106 lb)
Total sail area 6.5 m2 (70 sq ft)
D-PN 97.7[1]
RYA PN 1153[2]
Development
Year 1975
Designer Jack Holt

A Streaker is a type of sailing dinghy designed in 1975 by Jack Holt. It is a light (minimum weight only 48 kg) one-person boat with a uni-rig stayed sail plan. It is sailed mainly in Britain and the Philippines, and over 1800 have been built. At first all boats were built of plywood, but since 1998 fibreglass, and fibreglass variants have been used, and now over half of new boats are of fibreglass or composite (fibreglass and wood) construction.

The hull design is a dual chine hull, with little freeboard. The boat incorporates an unconventional raking daggerboard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Centerboard Classes-Inactive". US Sailing. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2013". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 

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