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Vaurien black.svg
Class symbol
Vaurien vector 2008 sail plan.svg
Crew 2
Draft 0.98 m
Hull weight 70 kg
LOA 4.08 m
Beam 1.47 m
Mainsail area 7.6 m2
Jib/genoa area 2.9 m2
Spinnaker area 9.4 m2

The Vaurien is a dinghy designed by Jean-Jacques Herbulot in 1951, and presented in the Boat show in Paris in 1952. It was meant as a reasonable alternative for a boat with a crew of two, as much for its low cost, as for its simplicity to sail. The first units, sold in the mentioned Boat show, had a price equivalent to two bicycles of the time. It is a light, but robust, boat that soon found its place among beginners, especially in Europe and Africa.

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