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6M – Drisky

Introduction


‘DRISKY’ remains our primary design within this class and was first launched in 2008. Despite the design being over 10 years old and after an upgrade to the foils, DRISKY still remains competitive. The hull displacement is 12.2kgs but because of the bow bussle feature into the design, the hull maintains a short waterline length.  This feature allows DRISKY to employ a large amount of sail area. (Sail Area 1132 sq/in or 730,322mm*)

In 2019 a new DRISKY yacht was constructed which incorporated not just new foils but also an upgraded winged lead ballast, designed by Dave Hollom. In addition, John Taylor developed a compact low profile rig which helps to keep the centre of gravity low and too maximise yacht stability. During the yacht’s launch at Fleetwood this year a significant increase in performance was seen across a large wind speed bracket of 2 – 10mph. DRISKY featured in the 2019 Class Championships at Dartmoor, finishing 4th from 17 yachts in light wind conditions. Development will continue through the winter with DRISKY featuring more in the class series events in 2020. 

DRISKY comes in a form of a part completed yacht with deck fittings installed, foils and a winged lead ballast, developed by Mr Dave Hollom, which is painted and fitted. The yacht is ready for the installation of the rig and radio equipment. The hulls are constructed using Carbon / Kevlar as an inner layer with carbon on the outer. Moulding is done using the vacuum bag technique. This type of construction method forms a light but robust hull.

Rig Specification

It is recommended for skippers to choose high modulus carbon tube when constructing their rig. There are various specialists who supply carbon tube and components for the rig required for DRISKY. It becomes a personal choice of how many sails you wish to use, but generally 3 suits of sails will provide the skipper with a starting point. If you wish to employ more sails, then the most suitable configuration is as follows.

A – Full size mainsail and jib using lightweight sail cloth.
A2 – (Flat Mainsail) using heavier sail cloth with a full size jib.
B –  Reduced size sails using a heavier sail cloth.
Storm Suit – Smallest Sails (Optional).

Which ever supplier of sails you choose, the quality of stiffness within the carbon mast is of paramount importance. If you’re choosing to build your own rig using a kit, ensure you follow the instructions carefully from the rig supplier.

Drisky Hull Kits FROM £1450


The hull kit will come in the form of a part completed yacht, ready for the installation of the rig and radio equipment. The hull, deck, rudder, fin box and other internal parts, including the bumper are all fitted to the hull. Deck fittings and rudder are also included. The lead ballast is  fitted to the fin but is removable when not sailing.

For further information on Drisky contact Damian Ackroyd on his (New Email)  Damian.ackroyd@gmail.com
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