Aries

Length: 4.27m (14ft)
Width: 1.80m (5ft 11ins)
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Country: United Kingdom
Keel Type:
Rig Type:
Bermuda Sloop Fractional (with jib)
Crew: 2
Trapeze: none
Sail Area: 13.3 sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
No spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
0 sq.m
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A half decked 14 foot dinghy designed by H.S. Bemister for Christchurch Sailing Club with a mahogany clinker planked hull, as well as mahogany seats and cockpit coamings. The  broad beam and full hull form gives high initial stability, enabling one to walk around the side decks when moored, and to work on the foredeck in safety. A good sea boat, which sails well and is relatively fast for size, cabable of 5 knots.

Christchurch Sailing Club commissioned some of its own classes including the Christchurch One Design, broadly a centre-plate version of the X boat class, designed to the Clubs requirements by Mr Hart, son of a founder member. Other designs to become popular were the Purbrook Coot class, Scow class and Bemister Aries classes, all being built by the local boat-builders.

 

 
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