The new Splash was created with young sailors in mind, ranging in age from 13 to 19. The Splash is not just quick, but also simple to control. For almost 25 years, this has been a winning strategy! This modern racing and pleasure sailboat is tailored to the body of a teenage sailor. The Splash doesn’t simply sail well because it can plan in a Force-3 breeze; it also has excellent trimming options. The SPLASH RED, which will replace the Flash class with its new huge fathead laminated sail, is the most eye-catching.
The Splash Dinghy is 3.5 meters long and all boats are similar, thus fleet racing emphasizes the sailor’s ability rather than equipment, as is customary in One-Design classes. The boats use an un-stayed mono rig with a sail area of 6.3 m2, making the class manageable for sailors weighing 45 to 80 kg. This, paired with the class’s modest hull weight of 55 kg, allows it to serve as a stepping stone between the Optimist Dinghy and boats like the Laser Radial, catering to sailors aged 13 to 21.
Club, national, and international competitions are held. The National Splash Associations in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, and many other European nations host a variety of events during the season, including the travellers’ ranking series, training camps, coaching, national champs, and global selection trials.