Yngling (keelboat)

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Current Specifications
File:Yngling (keelboat).svg
Class Symbol
Crew 2–3
LOA 6.37 m (20 ft Template:Dec to frac in)
LWL 4.70 m (15 ft Template:Dec to frac in)
Beam 1.70 m (5 ft Template:Dec to frac in)
Draft 1.05 m (3 ft Template:Dec to frac in)
Hull weight 645 kg (1,420 lb)
Mainsail area 10.5 m2 (113 sq ft)
Jib / Genoa area 5.33 m2 (57.4 sq ft)
Spinnaker area 20 m2 (220 sq ft)
Infobox last updated: 21-APR-2010
Vintage Yachting Class

A Yngling (pronounced /ˈɪŋlɪŋ/; Norwegian pronunciation: [yŋlɪŋ]) is a sailing boat which the International Yngling Association call an "agreeable cross between a planing dinghy and a keelboat." It can be regarded as a smaller version of the 26-foot (7.9 m) Soling although there are differences in proportion, and tuning requirements, between the two classes. It has a LOA of 6.35 metres (21 ft) and weighs 645 kilograms (1,420 lb).

It was designed in 1967 by Jan Herman Linge; received ISAF International Class status in 1979 and was chosen as the Olympic Women's Keelboat for 2004 and 2008. In the London 2012 games the Yngling is to be replaced by the Elliott 6m (with Women's Match Racing taking the place of Women's Fleet Racing)

The Yngling is designed to sail with two or three crew, with a combined weight of up to 225 kg (500 lb). Class rules require Ynglings with a full crew to have enough flotation to allow them to float even if filled with water.

More than 4,000 Ynglings have been built and they are actively raced in Europe, North America, and Australia. The boat's Olympic status led to a flurry of activity in building and sail design refinements.

The Yngling has a mainsail, a jib and a spinnaker.

Linge wanted to build a keelboat for his young son, and thus named it Yngling, the Norwegian word for "youngster"; the name is unrelated to the House of Yngling or the Ynglinga saga.

The President of the International Yngling Association, Henrik Gravesen, has expressed his desire that the Yngling will be included 2012 Vintage Yachting Games. On March 4, 2010 the Yngling Class association submitted the request to the Vintage Yachting Games Organization.

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