Dabchick 20ft One Design

Length: 6.10m (20ft 0ins)
Width: unknown
Weight:
Country: United Kingdom
Keel Type:
Rig Type:
Bermuda Sloop Fractional (with jib)
Crew:
Trapeze: none
Sail Area: sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
No spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
0 sq.m
Designer(s):
Design Year: 1895
Builder:
Boats Built:
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The Dabchicks were LOA 20 ft. LWL 15 ft. with Bermudan mainsail, roller foresail and centreboard. They were to a design offered by Linton Hope for the Royal Corinthian YC at Burnham On Sea. The Dabchicks proved unsuitable for novices (as a start!) since they capsized fairly easily. In their second year they were fitted with lead keels to correct this and a lugsail replaced the Bermudan mainsail. Approximately 20 boats were built at a cost complete of £42.14 each. Surely no class in the Royal Corinthian ever had a shorter existence. It disappeared from the match books of the Club in 1897 after only two years of racing.

 

No class association known
Other links:
https://www.royalcorinthian.co.uk/club/history/1872-to-1914/the-first-rcyc-one-designs/

 

 

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