ASC (dinghy)

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Current Specifications
Crew 2–6
LOA 16.5 ft (5.0 m)
Beam 2.025 m (6 ft 7.7 in)
Draft 0.26 m (Template:Convert/And0) plate up
1.14 m (3 ft 9 in) down
Hull weight 480 kg (1,100 lb)
Main & Jib area 171.5 sq ft (15.93 m2)
Mainsail area 127.5 sq ft (11.85 m2)
Jib / Genoa area 44 sq ft (4.1 m2)

The ASC or Admiralty Sailing Craft (sometimes called Admiralty Sea Cadet) is a purpose built, rugged GRP or wood sailing dinghy, historically with gunter rig, with a bermuda rig optional, designed for use by UK naval and sea cadet establishments as a pulling or sailing dinghy.[1][2]

It is a substantial craft, usually left on a mooring in quiet waters rather than being slipway launched. It is intended for a total crew of anything up to half a dozen.

It has a heavy metal centreplate, and is equipped for pulling in addition to sailing. There is also a sculling notch on the transom.