Javelin dinghy (Europe)

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This article is about the sailing dinghy primarily raced in Europe. For the sailing dinghy primarily raced in the USA and Japan, see Javelin dinghy. For the sailing dinghy primarily raced in New Zealand and Australia, see Javelin dinghy (Australasia).
For other uses of "Javelin", see Javelin (disambiguation).
Javelin spear-tip within a ring
Class symbol
Designer Peter Milne
Year 1968
Crew 2
Draft 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in)
Trapeze single
Hull weight 118 kg (250 lbs)
LOA 5.36 m (17 ft 7 in)
Beam 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Spinnaker area 15.79 m2 (170 ft2)
Upwind Sail Area 15.79 m2 (170 ft2)
RYA PN 926

The Javelin class is a 17.7-foot dinghy designed by Peter Milne in 1968. It is designed with plenty of sail area and a single trapeze. The boat is actively raced in the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands. tumb tumb

In handicap racing the Javelin sails off a Portsmouth Yardstick of 926.[1]


  1. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2012". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

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