4.25m Singlehanded Foiling Dinghy – by Hugh Welbourn
I was excited to discuss with Jurian the possibilities of helping him to develop a fully foiling singlehanded dinghy that would be a simple and easy way to introduce new sailors to fully flying over the water – and without the complications or extreme skills required by the likes of the Moth fraternity.
Eventually though we do get to a balanced design – it is important that it is comfortable to sail and that ergonomics are all tailored to make the sailing experience as easy as possible.
Ultimate speed is not the goal here – easy flight, great all-round performance, simple handling boat afloat and ashore and a forgiving platform to bring the intense experience of flying a small boat to a far wider audience than has previously been possible is what we can achieve.
Hugh Welbourn Design, Devon – UK