Flying Ant

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Flying Ant
Current specifications
Crew 2
Type Monohull
Construction Wood/FiberGlass
Trapeze Single Trapeze
LOA 3.2 metres (10 ft 6 in)
Beam 1.295 metres (4 ft 3.0 in)
Hull weight 40.9 kilograms (90 lb)
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)
Designer John Spencer
Location New Zealand
For the insect, see nuptial flight.

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.