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The skeeta

The skeeta

The Skeeta

Skeeta is the very latest, ‘3rd Generation’ foiling dinghy that incorporates all-round performance. Thanks to Skeeta Foiling Craft, who designed the boat, sailors now have the option to foil safely and comfortably in a wide wind range on a boat which is stable and user friendly in displacement mode whilst being fast, exciting and capable of foiling manoeuvres when up in the air.

The Scow Hull

The iconic scow shape has been around for many generations. Skeeta's hull shape has been optimised for displacement sailing and foiling through more than 50 years of in-house scow development by Jim French and Dr Ian Ward.

The low deck height makes it incredibly easy for people of all ages to be able to get on board quickly and safely. The cockpit area also has padded EVA foam for comfort and grip.

The Foils

​Skeeta's foiling system is a culmination of more than 20 years' development with freely-pivoting foils. The foiling system provides low drag and minimises the risk of crashes experienced by most other foiling systems. At the heart of the control system is a fully-retractable bow wand, which provides unparalleled control and versatility. All this means there is no need to adjust the rudder's angle of attack whilst sailing.

The vertical foils are fully-retractable and do not interfere with the boom when leaving and returning to shore. The lifting foils can be easily clipped on or off, all by the push of a button, meaning there is no need to tip the boat over when rigging or launching.

Sailors can fully-adjust the wand on-the-fly, increasing or reducing the foiling ride-height to the desired level. This allows the boat to immediately and safely return to displacement mode in the event of surprising weather conditions like stormy winds.

​All Skeeta's come with inserts that clip into the vertical foils to use for displacement sailing.

The Wings

Skeeta's wings can easily and quickly be removed in less than five seconds. Just one pin holds them in place, making set-up even quicker. The trampolines are highlighted with bright orange stripes for safety, and come pre-assembled.

The Rig

The high-performance, over-rotating rig is the product of many years of development. It uses a vang track to dramatically reduce pressure on the mast, reducing the chance of breakages and uncontrolled sail manipulation, whilst still maintaining the high leech tension required for foiling.

The two-piece carbon fibre mast features a halyard designed specifically to make rigging and de-rigging a breeze.

The mast bases are of different lengths to suit the sail size, and all tips and bases are easily interchangeable. Fully adjustable spreaders are standard, allowing sailors of different weights to be competitive in the same class.

Skeeta 8.5

Length: 3.66m/12ft
Width: 1.26m/4.14ft without wings, 2.3m/7.55ft with wings
Hull weight: 35kgs
Sail Area: 8.5m²
Sailor weight range: 60 - 100kgs
Sailor age: 13 - 80 years

Skeeta 9.5

Length: 3.66m/12ft
Width: 1.26m/4.14ft without wings, 2.3m/7.55ft with wings
Hull weight: 35kgs
Sail Area: 9.5m²
Sailor weight range: 60 - 100kgs
Sailor age: 13 - 80 years

 

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