The Topaz World Wide Sailor can be equipped with many OPTIPARTS fittings, including spars and blades.
Trilam PE, UV-resistant hull
Also available with a tall rig…
SA: 40 sq ft
Optional 2 hp outboard
Loosely based on Charles MacGregor’s SABOT as published in Rudder magazine in 1939. (originally the BALBOA DINGHY).
(The small, pram type dinghy is said to have originated in Norway.)
Similar to the NAPLES SABOT but with a daggerboard. One-Design racing fleets existed for few years during the 1970’s.
Youth trainer from Australia.
Originally designed for the home builder.
Later adapted for FG construction.
Dimensions are approximate.
Like the US SABOT, the AUSTRALIAN SABOT is loosely based on a design by Charles McGregor that appeared in (US) The Rudder Magazine in 1939. Similar though not the same as the US version.
From class web site:
“Over 1250 planpacks have gone to more than 35 countries. More than 600 of the small sailing dinghy have been successfully amateur built.”
“Two friends, well known New Zealand designer John Spencer and Peter Tait are responsible for the Firebug. The idea was to come up with a small boat which could be home built at low cost…”
PO Box 47 042
Ponsonby, Auckland 1144, New Zealand
40 John Street
Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Phone +64 9 360 1076
Fax +64 9 360 1076
Based on a design that appeared in The Rudder Magazine in 1939. Originally intended for the home builder of plywood contruction, today it is solely built of fiberglass by Catalina Yachts.
Similar to NAPLES SABOT but with centerboard instead of leeboard.
Another version with a small cuddy is called the CARAGOGNE.
The El Toro is one of several variants of the original Charles MacGregor designed Sabot, which appeared in The Rudder Magazine in 1939. Others include the NAPLES SABOT, the US SABOT, and the HOLDFAST TRAINER of Australia. The EL TORO is primarily seen on the US west coast.