Penguin (dinghy)

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Penguin Class Dinghy
Crew 1+
Hull weight 140 lb (64 kg)
LOA 11 ft 5 in (3.48 m)
LWL 11 ft 3 in (3.43 m)
Beam 4 ft 8 in (1.42 m)
Mainsail area 72 sq ft (6.7 m2).
D-PN 111.5[1]

The Penguin is an 11-foot (3.4 m) cat-rigged sailing dinghy designed in 1938 by Philip Rhodes. The design experienced a surge in popularity after an article with construction plans was published in Yachting Magazine in 1940. The boat was originally designed to be easily built by an amateur at home out of plywood. Penguins are available in wood and fiberglass today, and the class is popular for cold-weather frostbiting runs.


  1. ^ "Centerboard Classes". US Sailing. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

Wilcox, Butch; Wilcox, Rita (1987). Dinghies and Daysailers. Phoenix, Arizona: Barca De Vela Publishing. pp. 349 pages. ISBN 0-944236-39-1. 

External links[edit]

Construction plans

"International Penguin Class Dinghy Association".