by Gerald New
SL16 Youth multihull
The SL16, which will debut at the ISAF Youth World Championship in Denmark this year, is the new youth catamaran designed in 2003 by Yves Loday and has been designated by the ISAF as the multihull boat for youth sailors.
In the UK the SL16 is built by the White Formula team in Brightlingsea alongside their Spitfire and Shadow, though contacts have also been signed with Vectorworks the builders in the USA and the Far East for worldwide availability. Topper is marketing the SL16 in the UK.
Sirena Voile SL16 Boat details:
Length : 15’7.5’’ ft (4,80 m)
Width : 7’6.2’’ ft (2,32m)
Sail areas : Sails in Mylar
Main Sail : 148 sq. ft. (13,75 m²)
Jib : 40.36 sq. ft. (3,75 m²)
Spinnaker : 183 sq. Ft. (17 m²)
Weight : 335 lb (152 kg)
Texel/ISAF ratings about 115 to 118 (F18 are about 101-102 and H16 are about 116)