Penguin (dinghy)

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Specifications Under Current Rules
Number of crew 1+
LOA 11 feet 5 inches
LWL 11 feet 3 inches
Beam 4 feet 8 inches
Hull weight 140 lb
Sail Area: Main Sail 72 square feet
DPN 111.6

The Penguin is an 11-foot (3.4 m) cat-rigged sailing dinghy designed in 1938 by Philip Rhodes. The design experienced a surge in popularity after an article with construction plans was published in Yachting Magazine in 1940. The boat was originally designed to be easily built by an amateur at home out of plywood. Penguins are available in wood and fiberglass today, and the class is popular for cold-weather frostbiting runs.


Wilcox, Butch; Wilcox, Rita (1987). Dinghies and Daysailers. Phoenix, Arizona: Barca De Vela Publishing. pp. 349 pages. ISBN 0944236391. 

External links

"International Penguin Class Dinghy Association". Retrieved 2007-09-16.