Graduate (dinghy)

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Graduate
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Graduate dinghy sailing at Emberton Park, UK
Development
Designer Dick Wyche
Year 1952
Boat
Crew 2
Draft 1.12 metres (3 ft 8 in)
Hull
Type Monohull
Construction Fiberglass
Hull weight 84 kilograms (185 lb)
LOA 3.82 metres (12 ft 6 in)
Beam 1.42 metres (4 ft 8 in)
Sails
Upwind sail area 10 square metres (110 sq ft)
Racing
RYA PN 1129(March 2018)

The Graduate is a 12.5-foot sailing dinghy. Rules for the class allow for customization of the boat with rigs of various sophistication.

The class holds an open series of races each year and a 3-day National Championship. 2018 Nationals will be held at Notts County Sailing Club from 26 -28 May. Current National Champions are John Clementson and Elliot Marks of Chipstead Sailing Club The details of all past winners can be found at [grad website[1]]

In March 2018 the Graduate won best boat in show at the RYA Dinghy Show.

The Graduate is a fast but reasonably priced boat. Brand new FRP boats can be ordered from Boatyard at Beer or wooden ones from Tim Harper. Second hand boats can be obtained for several hundred pounds and when coupled with new sails can be competitive with newer boats.

References[edit]

"National Graduate Class Association". Archived from the original on 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2007-11-30.