Javelin dinghy

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This article is about the sailing dinghy primarily raced in the USA and Japan. For the sailing dinghy primarily raced in New Zealand and Australia, see Javelin dinghy (Australasia). For the sailing dinghy primarily raced in Europe, see Javelin dinghy (Europe).
For other uses of "Javelin", see Javelin (disambiguation).
O'Day Javelin
J with arrow through it
Class symbol
Designer Uffa Fox
Year 1960
Crew 2
Draft CB 6" up/3'10" down
Type planing hull
Construction fiberglass
Hull weight 475 - 524 lbs
LOA 14 ft
LWL 13 ft 2 in
Beam 5 ft 8 in
Hull Appendages
Keel/Board Type 49 lb galvanized steel plate
Rig Type sloop
Mast Length 22' 11 3/8" (overall)
Mainsail area 90 ft2
Jib / Genoa area 35 ft2
Spinnaker area 127 ft2
Upwind Sail Area 125 ft2
D-PN 111.3

The Javelin is a 14-foot dinghy designed by Uffa Fox in 1960 and built by the O'Day company until 1984. The boat is a comfortable daysailer. Over 5000 were produced in the United States and the older "classic" models are still being built in Japan.

The Javelin sails off a D-PN of 111.3[1]


  1. ^ "Centerboard Classes". US Sailing. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

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