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Challenger

Design

Name
Challenger
Designed / First built
1980

The Challenger is a single-handed trimaran with dacron mainsail and one-design features. It is sailed and raced throughout the UK. The Class was designed by noted multihull designer Rod McAlpine Downie, specifically to allow those with disabilities to sail and race independently and on equal terms with able-bodied sailors.

Build / Config

Rig type
Unarig
Vessel type
Catamaran
Hull type
Fibreglass
Keel config
Centreboard

Rating / Handicap

Portsmouth
1174
Number of crew
1 (typical)

Dimensions

Length (overall)
4.0m
Beam
3.5m
Mast
6.4m
Displacement
140.0 kg

Sails

Sail area (total)
7 m2
Main sail area
0.0 m2
Spinnaker area
0.0 m2
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