The S 1 Race
I designed, developed and started to market the S1Race to fill a gap in the market for an affordable, modern, fast, lightweight and easily managed on and off the water singlehander. The concept came about because I believe there is a hole in the cat/dinghy market for an affordable, fast, easily managed single hander, something that has the performance of a 49er but can be sailed one up.
Therefore the S1Race has been designed purely as a race boat, to perform around the cans in a mixed fleet, i.e cats and dinghies as well as in mixed cat fleets and one design races.
I would like both to convert dinghy sailors who want the speed but who don’t want to do a lot of swimming so steer away from a Musto Skiff, maybe the slightly older sailors who has lost a little mobility, and to offer catsailors coming from double handed classes who have lost their well trained crew and want to go sailing whenever they have time and willingness.
Length : 4.7m
Width : 2.4m
Mast : 8.0 m
Mainsail Area : 12.5sqm (mast included)
Code Zero : 13.5 sqm (Furling)
Weight : 85 kg (ready to sail)
No of Crew : 1 (single trapeze)
Hardware : Ronstan Provisional
SCHRS : 1.074 (Portsmouth Yardstick 725)
1) hulls are fibreglass foam sandwich – epoxy infusion, spray painted (white- optional: other colours)
2) mast, beams, boom, rudders, boards, foils and foil kits are all pre-preg carbon processed in an autoclave at 120 degrees and 6 bar pressure.