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5.5 Meter

800 built since 1949

Builder
Designer
Various
Hull Type
Fin Keel
Construction
Wood/FG

Dimensions

LOA
32.50 ft9.91 m
LWL
23.00 ft7.01 m
Beam
6.50 ft1.98 m
Draft
4.43 ft1.35 m
Displacement
4,000 lb1,814 kg
Ballast
Ballast Type
Lead

Rig and sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
310.00 ft228.80 m2
Total Sail Area

Mainsail

Sail Area
P
E
Mast Height
?

Foresail

Sail Area
I
J
Est. Forestay Len.

Mizzen

PY
EY

Spinnaker

SPL/TPS
ISP

Calculations

Sail Area/Displacement
19.74
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
146.77
light
Comfort Ratio
19.75
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening Formula
1.64
better suited for ocean passages

Auxilary Power

Make
Model
?
Type
?
HP
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?

Notes

Dimensions are approximate since this is a development class. (The formula, introduced in 1949, incorporates elements of the square meter and international rules. Adopted as an Olympic class beginning in 1952. Although it was replaced (with the SOLING) in 1968, the class is still active in many parts of Europe.
According to the class web site, about 800 boats have been built to this rule.

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