Streaker (dinghy)

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Streakers at Ripon Sailing Club
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Current Specifications
Crew 1
Type Monohull
Construction Plywood; Fiberglass
LOA 3.9 m (12 ft 10 in)
Beam 1.4 m (4 ft 7 in)
Draft 1.17 m (3 ft 10 in)
Hull weight 48 kg (110 lb)
Total sail area 6.5 m2 (70 sq ft)
Year 1975
Designer Jack Holt

A Streaker is a type of sailing dinghy designed in 1975 by Jack Holt. It is a light (minimum weight only 48 kg) one-person boat with a uni-rig stayed sail plan. It is sailed mainly in Britain and the Philippines, and over 1,500 have been built. At first all boats were built of plywood, but since 1998 fibreglass has been used, and now over half of new boats are of fibreglass or composite (fibreglass and wood) construction.

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