Developed during WWII by Roy McCullough and R.A. Violette on Naples Island in Long Beach, California, the Naples Sabot has stood the test of time. First raced by adults in Alamitos Bay (where it often doubled as a tender), it wasn’t long before this 8-foot pram, with its flat front, leeboard, and simple cat rig caught the eye of junior sailors who made it their own. Sixty years later, the Naples Sabot is still the primary dinghy used to teach young Southern Californians how to sail.
Today, the Naples Sabot has an ageless appeal, with kids, teens, moms, dads, and grandmas and grandpas racing this maneuverable one-design. Junior competitors are separated into divisions according to ability and experience, while senior racers are divided according to age—except for the Clydesdale division which has a weight minimum…of 220 pounds!
LOA: 2.44 m, 8'10"
Beam: 1.17 m, 3'10"
Approx Weight: 31 kg, 68 lb
Rated Sail Area: 3.53 m², 38 sq. ft
Mast Length: 4.17 m, 13'8"