Xtreme Access Liberty
Designer: Chris Mitchell
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Access Dinghies were designed to appeal to that huge majority of the world's population who would love to have a go at sailing, but find it too difficult or uninviting to do so.
There are currently 64 Liberty being sailed in eleven countries. Twenty percent longer than the 303 but the same width makes the Liberty a very fast and high pointing sailing dinghy. The Liberty is indeed a totally accessible performance craft which anyone can sail, regardless of ability.
The high coamings and wide side decks keep the boat dry even at extreme angles of heel and the two high aspect rudder blades ensure directional stability. We do however recommend the "C" Crane and Keel Caddie for handling Liberty keels which weigh 70Kg.
- Hull has positive buoyancy.
- Steered by manual joystick operating twin rudders to maintain helm control when fully healed.
- Wide side decking to keep cockpit dry when heeled to extremes.
- Strong construction with solid bonded hull to deck joins.
- With the seat keeping the helms weight low plus weighted centreboard type keel, the boat is virtually uncapsizable.
- Mainsail and Jib are reefed and unreefed by single hauling lines.
- Mainsail controlled by a manual mainsheet.
- Jib is self tacking, with a diagonal strut between clew and a claw at the mast which prevents twisting as the sheet is eased.
- Available in 10 different colours with a coloured flash on the sail for easily distinguishable fleet sailing, which is very useful for safety monitoring and video/photo feedback.
- So simple and stable almost anyone can use these boats.
- Extremely comfortable, nimble and above all great fun.
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