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Thistle

  • Designer

    Sandy Douglass

  • Manufacturer

    Several

  • Design year

    1945

One design racing and sailing dinghy

Build / Config

  • Vessel type

    dinghy

  • Hull type

    rounded

  • Rig type

    Sloop

  • Keel config

    rotating centerboard

  • Construction

    wood or fiberglass

Ratings / Handicaps

  • P-DN

    83.0

  • Number of crew

    2 (typical)

Dimensions

  • Length (overall)

    17' 0"

  • Length (water)

    17' 0"

  • Beam

    6' 0"

  • Draught

    4' 6"

  • Draught (min)

    0' 6"

  • Mast

    24' 6"

  • Displacement

    515.0 kg

  • Ballast

    80 kg

Sails

  • Sail area (total)

    411 m2

  • Main sail area

    136.0 m2

  • Jib / Genoa area

    55.0 m2

  • Spinnaker area

    220.0 m2

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