Alpha

Length: 3.66m (12ft)
Width: unknown
Weight:
Country: UK
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): ,
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Class Association website:
Not known
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Alpha

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.