Sabot (dinghy)

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Sabot
SabotBoatOnCradle.jpg
Fully rigged Sabot ready to sail
Development
DesignPlywood; Fiberglass
Boat
Crew1-2
Hull
TypeMonohull, Pram dinghy
ConstructionOne-Design
Hull weight95 pounds (43 kg)
LOA8 feet (2.4 m)
Beam3 feet 9 inches (1.14 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typeleeboard
Rig
Rig typeBermuda
Sails
Mainsail area44.132 square feet (4.1000 m2)

The Sabot is a sailing dinghy that is sailed and raced singlehandedly usually by young sailors in various parts of the world.

Sabots returning to the clubhouse after a race

The boat is suitable for amateur production. Early models were usually made in plywood. More recent models have been made in fibreglass. Variations on the design include the daggerboard-equipped El Toro from the Richmond Yacht Club in San Francisco Bay Area, the "Naples Sabot" from Naples community of Long Beach, California, as well as Australian varieties, such as the Holdfast Trainer.

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