Monday, 10 December 2018


Looks like a fun dinghy spotted in France recently, designed by Jean-Pierre Boutemy

Below the rather quaint translation of the Voile News 2006 summary.

The Booxy: fun and sensations safely ...

With a versatile, racy and powerful hull, the BOOXY 4.40 is a very stable dinghy, particularly fast and comfortable that will allow to discover the "new generation" dinghy and the pleasures of the asymmetrical spinnaker. His cockpit auto bouncer is open on its entire length. The ergonomics have been particularly neat at the side boxes and the open transom.

The Booxy is equipped under the bridge with a large waterproof box that can store safety equipment, accessories, personal effects ...

 The care given to the construction as well as the double bottom connected to the hull by a pre-molded and laminated polyester structure ensure a very strong solidity to this perfectly monobloc assembly. The mechanical stresses of the shrouds and the drifting well are taken up by specific reinforcements, while the "wing" struts supported by the shape of the hull guarantee a greater rigidity.

Construction: Polyester felt sandwich with omega reinforcements and plywood behind every piece of deck hardware.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Waiting for the tide

One of the problems with our drying harbours is the restriction of sailing at high water. On the other hand if there's no water then what better excuse to spend an hour in the pub.

After which the tide's in, the sun is out and it's time to go sailing.

This may or may not be a GP14.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Where old dinghies go to die

Seaside crazy golf hazard.

I don't know enough about golf, but there's probably a joke about sinking at the 18th hole in there somewhere?