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In Topic: Best learn-to-sail dinghy for adults?

06 February 2014 - 12:11 AM

To clarify this, it would be safe to guess that this boat would be for instruction in the Hoofer program at the UW. The boat chosen has to be a workhorse.  They get sailed 10-12 hours a day for six months straight. They take pier hits which would total most market available boats four or five times a day. They cycle 3000-4000 sailors a summer year in year out and the third batch has lasted 30 plus years with constant rework. This environment is nothing compared to just about any sailing program. They call it Hooferized or Hoofer tough. The current boat is built to 240# for a 12 ft boat.