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Geoff Carveth wearing the leader's yellow jersey sailing the new design Solo from the Boatyard at Beer.
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Prices for the Solo as follows:
Fully Fitted Out Boat (no rig)
Complete Boat (ready to race)
All prices include VAT
The Boatyard at Beer have designed a Solo that is robust, fast and good looking. The shape is based on long experience of racing winning dinghies, and from collaboration with Jim Hunt and Andy Davis on previous Solo builds.
All the factors which make a Solo fast were examined. Existing fast shapes were also researched. From this analysis, small but significant incremental improvements were determined. These are known from racing experience to materially enhance performance.
With lines optimised where tolerances allow but not extreme and conforming to all relevant Solo class rules. Particular attention has been paid to creating a symmetrical boat with fair and true lines, without bumps or hollows.
Every aspect of the boat has been considered in the search for improvement. New foil moulds have been CAD designed and 5-axis CNC machined to ensure trueness and consistency of build.
The hull shape has performed well and the feedback from existing customers is good indicating that the boats overall handling and speed of the hull is an improvement over earlier designs.