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There was that "Foiling Dinghy" that launched at last years boat show which looked like a D0 with foils off an America Cup boat. Looked cool to my eye and probably fun to razz around in but not something I would seek to race. My personal view is that it is super hard to get into the singlehanders market - you either need to be a corporate with the heft of RS or else you need to be a niche player willing to take a bit of a "lifestyle view" of business in that you do it because you love it but are retired or have a second income which is actually exactly where the H2 is at. We have seen a number of classes be tried by the mass market builders and be quickly cast aside if they do not hit the volume targets required which is the key blocker that I see in the market today.
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Originally posted by 423zero

Not strictly performance, but I would like a dinghy for beach use, simple to use

You mean - the Laser.
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Originally posted by 423zero

Not strictly performance, but I would like a dinghy for beach use, simple to use, a windsurf dinghy, would like it to be fast as well.


Maverick?

Suspect not fast, though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 21 at 3:24pm
In some ways I hope it is it for a while.

You are a successful marine leisure businessman so I can partly understand your drivers and frustration. 

While we type and witter on about relative differences and subtle nuances there may be a load of potential entrants to the pastime who simply want to hear simple language and be presented with a few clear options.

Get people sailing for the fun of it, that seems a more pressing priority to me for the time being and there are plenty of boats already in circulation to fulfil that role.

To my mind there are two issues going on and I am not sure they have much in common. A thriving small boat industry and mass participation in simply sailing.  
  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 21 at 3:11pm
Not strictly performance, but I would like a dinghy for beach use, simple to use, a windsurf dinghy, would like it to be fast as well.
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Are we ever going to see another performance racing dinghy released?

After the spate of D0, Aero and H2, all great boats but not everyones cup of tea, are we never going to see anything new, is it game over for new builds?

Back to putting lipstick on pigs then?
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