Streaker (dinghy)

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Streaker
Streakerlogo.png
Class symbol
Streaker dinghies at ripon.JPG
Streakers at Ripon Sailing Club
Development
DesignerJack Holt
Year1975
Boat
Crew1
Draft1.17 m (3 ft 10 in)
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionPlywood; Fiberglass
Hull weight48 kg (106 lb)
LOA3.9 m (12 ft 10 in)
Beam1.4 m (4 ft 7 in)
Sails
Total sail area6.5 m2 (70 sq ft)
Racing
D-PN97.7[1]
RYA PN1153[2]

A Streaker is a type of sailing dinghy designed in 1975 by Jack Holt. It is a light (minimum weight only 48 kg) one-person boat with a uni-rig stayed sail plan. It is sailed mainly in Britain and the Philippines, and over 1800 have been built. At first all boats were built of plywood, but since 1998 fibreglass, and fibreglass variants have been used, and now over half of new boats are of fibreglass or composite (fibreglass and wood) construction.

The hull design is a dual chine hull, with little freeboard. The boat incorporates an unconventional raking daggerboard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Centerboard Classes-Inactive". US Sailing. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2013" (PDF). Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 29 April 2013.

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