Fleet Captain: Steve Bailey A6504
Width (beam): 1.53m
Sail Area: 11.65 sqm
RYA PY: 1040 (2021)
Designed by Uffa Fox in 1954, the Albacore dinghy is a great first boat for those who are just learning to sail and a very competitive racer for more advanced sailors. The Albacore’s rig uses swept spreaders supporting a tapered mast, a powerful kicker, and adjustable jib halyard and other sail controls to depower in high winds – enabling both light and heavy crews to race head to head in all but the most extreme conditions. The powerful, rig and easily driven hull give excellent performance over a wide range of conditions. The Albacore is a boat that is both simple to get into at first, and one which will challenge your tuning and tactical skills for the rest of your life.