Tags: racing dinghy
Alexa's Rocket is a performance sailing dinghy in the style of famous Australian dinghies like the Javelin.
Those boats report speeds of up to 20 mph while planing.
She differs from the Javelin by her mid section: we designed her with 5 panels, 2 chines while the Javelin Class restricts the hull to one chine per side. Our design has a flat bottom panel that will help her get on plane faster.
She is a pure sailing boat: no allowance is made for an outboard. While she is stable and safe, the handling of her large sail area will require a minimum of sailing experience. To get the maximum performance out of her, she can be rigged with trapezes. The large cockpit has ergonomic benches with rounded corners. Foot straps can be installed on the sole and on the railing for hiking out on the trapeze. A tiller extension is shown as well as suggested deck hardware layout.
The well on the foredeck for the Asymmetric Radial Spinnaker is optional. ARS, gennaker or symmetrical tri-radial spi on regular poles can all be used.
The retractable spi pole is made of carbon fiber. It is pulled out with a line running through the foredeck as shown on the plans, retracted with a shock cord. Again, this is optional, the boat can be build without it.
Note the mast partner on top of the deck, it doubles as a breakwater.
The mast is fitted with swept back spreaders, shrouds to chain plates on small partial bulkheads under the benches. The turnbuckles can be hidden under deck.
The centerboard is a NACA profile as is the swinging rudder.
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