Banks Flying Dutchman One Design Sails



Mainsail

Cut from 4.52 Polykote. Standard specification includes soft foot, clew slider, cunningham, flutter patches, battens, leech tell tales, window at spreader height, leech line, leech cunningham for use with extreme rake, insignia, sail numbers and long sailbag.

HM2 Type

Can be matched to the current popular Flying Dutchman mast sections with mast bend control with lower shrouds being essential. This is a powerful sail which responds to adjustment to cover the full range of racing conditions.

Spinnaker

Radial clew design cut from Contender Dynalite. Full colour choice. Complete with chute patch, sail numbers and sailbag.

This is now a well established all purpose spinnaker design, developed for the latest rule and 2.5 metre pole.

The panel layout of cross-cut top with radial clews gives a versatile sail shape for all round performance, with the minimum distortion of the lower part of the sail on windy reaching legs.

More specialist fully crosscut and triradial spinnaker designs are also available. Contact us for more details.

Genoa

Two genoas can be measured in for major events, although some sailors will prefer to use the same design throughout the wind range. The second sail will, however, add punch to the boats performance in its particular conditions.

Standard specification includes stainless luff wire, luff tell tales, hot cut leech, windows, four clew positions and long sailbag.

LM '96 Type

A light/medium wind genoa cut from 3.8 Polykote Ripstop. This design has been developed in conjunction with some of Germany's top sailors who have to be very competitive in the lower wind range. It can also be used up the wind range to overlap well with our other genoa designs. If you want to use just one genoa, this is the one!

LM '96 Type

A light/medium wind genoa cut from 3.8 Polykote Ripstop. This design has been developed in conjunction with some of Germany's top sailors who have to be very competitive in the lower wind range. It can also be used up the wind range to overlap well with our other genoa designs. If you want to use just one genoa, this is the one!

Banks Flying Dutchman Dinghy Covers



Flying Dutchman dinghy: Banks Sails

Flat top covers

Easy to fit and can be used with the mast up or down. The main halyard attachment webbing ring helps the cover to shed water.

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Flying Dutchman dinghy: Banks Sails

Over boom covers

For the ultimate in weather proofing, the over boom style ensures that water will not collect in the cover and allows air to circulate.

Flying Dutchman dinghy: Banks Sails

Trailing covers

Trailing covers are top covers without openings for masts and shrouds. They reduce drag considerably when towing.

Flying Dutchman dinghy: Banks Sails

Under covers

Undercovers protect the hull of the boat from knocks and scratches, particularly when trailing. Our undercovers are handmade from quality nylon.

Flying Dutchman Data Sheet



Flying Dutchman Class

The International Flying Dutchman Class Dinghy is a double-handed (2 crew) monohull planing dinghy with centreboard, bermuda rig and centre sheeting. The name describes the overall length of the boat in centimetres (the boat is exactly 4.2 metres long). The hull is fibreglass with internal buoyancy tanks. The Flying Dutchman is equipped with spinnaker and optional trapeze, making teamwork necessary to sail it well. It has a large sail-area-to-weight ratio, and is designed to plane easily. It can be rigged to be sailed single-handed.


Many well known yachtsmen have spent time competing in the FD, including Paul Elvstrom, Hans Fogh, Ben Lexcen, Peder Lunde, Stewart Morris, Keith Musto, André Nelis, Yves and Marc Pajot, Rodney Pattisson, Ted Turner, Jon Turner, David Wilkins, the deKleer brothers, and Buddy Melges.

Flying Dutchman Specifications
Designer Uus Van Essen
Conrad Gülcher
Year 1951
Design One-Design
Crew 2
Type Monohull
Construction GRP
Cold moulded plywood
Composite (Wood/GRP)
Rig Bermuda
Keel Centerboard
Trapeze Single
LOA 6.06 m (19.9 ft)
LWL 5.5 m (18 ft)
Beam 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Draft 0.15 m (5.9 in)
1.07 m (3 ft 6 in)
Hull weight 130 kg (290 lb)
Mainsail area 10.2 m2 (110 sq ft)
Jib / Genoa area 8.4 m2 (90 sq ft)
Spinnaker area 21 m2 (230 sq ft)
Upwindsail area 18.6 m2 (200 sq ft)
D-PN 80.1
RYA PN 879
PHRF 150.6
Former Olympic class

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About Company

Banks Sails was founded because of the demand for dinghy and small keelboat sails designed by Bruce Banks and later by Ken Rose. They quickly established a reputation as an innovative supplier of top quality dinghy and small keelboat sails.

Contact Details

Telephone:01489 582444
Email: enquiries@banks.co.uk
Main Website: www.banks.co.uk

372 Brook Lane,
Southampton,
England, SO31 7ZA