Alpha

Length: 3.66m (12ft)
Width: unknown
Weight:
Country: United Kingdom
Keel Type:
Rig Type:
Bermuda Sloop Fractional (with jib)
Crew: 2
Trapeze: none
Sail Area: 8.36 sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
No spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
0 sq.m
Designer(s): ,
Design Year:
Builder:
Boats Built:
No handicap data found

The Bristol Aeroplane Plastics ‘Alpha’ dinghy, built in the 1960s at Filton, is an early example of the use of fibreglass/resin construction for sailing boats. It was used for many years in the ‘Pegasus’ sailing club run by and for BAC employees. Alphas were also made by Bossoms and Bourne & Co. The Alpha resembles a Firefly, although many had a massive rubber moulding at the point of the bow in case you ran into anything.

 

 
No class association known

 

 

Handicap Rating History
YearRatingMastSail
RYA 2 Digit Handicaps
1963 103Terylene
 PY Type Secondary;
1964 103Terylene
 PY Type Secondary;
1973 104
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
RYA 3 Digit Handicaps
1981 125
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1982 125
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1983 125
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;