The NZ R Class Squadron's aims are to promote fast, exciting trapeze racing in a development sailboat class.
What is an R Class?
An R Class is a high performance lightweight skiff style two person sailing dinghy. Up to 3.9m (12'9") in length with a maximum working sail area of 13m2 and 20m perimeter (34m2) kite. No minimum weight and few restrictions.
What is a development class?
A class allowing the opportunity to develop fast racing yachts, by realising ideas in design and construction, limited only by the Class specifications.
How long have they been around?
The class went National (NZ) in 1951 and had been sailed for something like 12 years before that.
Aren't they outdated
Due to the simple rules structure designers and builders are able to utilise modern ideas and techniques to keep the R Class at the leading edge of performance sailing
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