Flying Ant

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Flying Ant
Designer John Spencer
Location New Zealand
Crew 2
Trapeze Single Trapeze
Type Monohull
Construction Wood/FiberGlass
Hull weight 40.9 kilograms (90 lb)
LOA 3.2 metres (10 ft 6 in)
Beam 1.295 metres (4 ft 3.0 in)
Mainsail area 4.9 square metres (53 sq ft)
Jib / Genoa area 1.9 square metres (20 sq ft)
Spinnaker area 4.1 square metres (44 sq ft)

The Flying Ant is a class of sailing dinghy.[1][2] The boat has a plywood design originally designed by John Spencer in New Zealand during the 1950s. It is normally sailed by two individuals under 17 years of age.


  1. ^ "Dinghy Sports Flying Ant". Dinghy Sports Australia. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Australian Flying Ant Association". Retrieved 25 July 2009.