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6M – Drisky

Introduction


‘DRISKY’ remains our primary design within this class. Now over 10 years old and after an upgrade to the foils, this design will remain competitive in the future. The hull is shaped with a bow bussle, which allows the displacement to remain at 12kgs, but keeps the waterline length short. This feature allows DRISKY to employ a large amount of sail area. Despite this the design remains competitive across the wind speed range, but is powerful when sailing to windward in the stronger wind conditions

For 2019, it is hoped DRISKY will feature more within the 6 meter racing circuit. It has been an ambition of ours for a number of years, to concentrate more on this yachts development.

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 their own supplier especially if they wish to keep within a budget. 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 sky4fishies@sky.com
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