I haven’t even heard a rumour.
The word "dinghy" did flash on the screen for about a tenth of a second.Exactly! Whats it all about?
Maybe it's not a dinghy, but RS Sailing are known for making boats.
It'll be great to see a boat in the Bahia segment. Lighter would be lovely but I'm not sure if that's doable with rotomolding.
Somewhat more possible if you control the import of Chinese C420s, AKA all C420s (Zim) and the have the only CFJ building setup left (Zim). George Yioulos' Starting Line Sailing holding company now owns both West Coast and Zim. So he's got the majority of the levers to give it a whirl. Go get 'em George!Just like the Opti, C420/I420 will be damn hard to displace. Network effects, etc.
This is what I have wanted for years! We will still keep a couple fiberglass 420s for the few regattas a year we have to travel to with our own boats, but the vast majority of our high school regattas are in supplied boats. I would much rather maintain a fleet of plastic boats than a fleet of fiberglass boats that are sailed by beginning high school sailors.
Roto builds beach boats and learner boats. Too heavy for race boats. So go ahead and quote the Feva in response. That's not a race boat.
Just because the Feva is relatively slow and sailed by kids doesn’t mean it’s not a race boat, it is. Works because it’s small.Roto builds beach boats and learner boats. Too heavy for race boats. So go ahead and quote the Feva in response. That's not a race boat.
Jo Richards, Phil Morrison et al are fantastic designers. They have all designed shitters for Topper/Laser/RS. They do so because the brief was for a shitter so a shitter is what they be paid for.I do have some hope they might be a little better than the offering from the other manufacturers as some of them were designed by Dan Holman who cut his teeth designing the D-zero , which is a terrific boat .
That may be true, I have no experience as a boat builder. Some of the early fiberglass boats were really heavy and perform just fine though. The lido 14 is 310lbs. and performs about the same as a 420 with a 230lbs hull weight. (performance is at least in the same ball park) The Lido does not roll tack as easily, but it is also 6' wide.Roto builds beach boats and learner boats. Too heavy for race boats. So go ahead and quote the Feva in response. That's not a race boat.
Oh, the hull is not completely terrible. The humps and hollows add rigidity to plain-vanilla fiberglass. And it sails sorta OK under a wide range of conditions.The 420 is a
60's50's design and weighs like one. It's a fat fuck, no one would design a boat like that now.