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5.5 Meter

1949
Designer
Various
Builder
Hull Type
Fin Keel
Construction
Wood/FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
32.50 ft / 9.91 m
Waterline Length
23.00 ft / 7.01 m
Beam
6.50 ft / 1.98 m
Draft
4.43 ft / 1.35 m
Displacement
4,000 lb / 1,814 kg
Ballast
? (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
310.00 ft2 / 28.80 m2
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
J
Est. Forestay Len.
?

Spinnaker

SPL/TPS
ISP

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.43 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
19.68
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
146.77
light
Comfort Ratio
19.64
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
1.64
better suited for ocean passages

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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