Express

Length: 3.88m (12ft 9ins)
Width: 1.60m (5ft 3ins)
Weight:
Country: United Kingdom
Rig Type:
Unknown
Crew: 2
Trapeze: none
Sail Area: 8.92 sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
Symmetric spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
7.8 sq.m
Designer(s):
Design Year: 1970s
Builder:
Boats Built:
No handicap data found

Gordon Harris, MD of Pegasus Yachts, designed the Express to avoid a 25% luxury goods tax placed by the government. The new class was to be sponsored by Express Newspapers. Boats obviously were seen as a bit of a luxury, but the raw materials not so. So the Express was designed to be built at home; having hired the moulds, owners layed up the glassfibre themselves. The mast was a tube, the fittings came in sets, and the wooden bits as wood, not decks or transoms. Lots of schools built them as projects too. They reached about 8-900 in number, eventually being built by Anglo Marine.

 

 
No class association known

 

 

Handicap Rating History
YearRatingMastSail
RYA 3 Digit Handicaps
1981 120
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1982 120
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1983 120
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1984 120
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1985 120
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1986 120
 PY Type R; PY Group centreboard;
1987 120
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1988 120
 PY Type R; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1989 121
 PY Type R; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1990 120
 PY Type R; PY Group centreboard;
1991 121
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1992 120
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1993 120
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1994 120
 PY Type R; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1995 120
 PY Type R; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
RYA 4 Digit Handicaps
1996 1135
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1997 1135
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1998 1135
 PY Type R; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1999 1135
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2000 1135
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2001 1135
 PY Type Trial; PY Group Centreboard;
2002 1135
 PY Type Trial; PY Group Centreboard;