Soling Sailboat Parts and Equipment

Class Description

A Soling is a class of open keelboat designed by Jan Linge of Norway in 1965. In 1968, it was chosen from among many other boats to be the men's triple-handed boat for the 1972 Olympics. The Soling remained an Olympic boat until its final Olympic appearance at the 2000 Olympics. Since 2008 the Soling has been one of the Vintage Yachting Classes at the Vintage Yachting Games. The Soling is a strong boat designed for any wind and sea conditions and is fun to sail. Fitness, sailing and team skills are basic requirements for good racing. The boats are made of fibreglass reinforced polyester and are One-design boats coming from an authorized single plug and mould, making competition as even as possible.

Class Specs
Draft (ft/m)41.3
Beam (ft/m)61.91
LOA (ft/m)278.15
Jib/Genoa (ft2/m2)878.1
Main & Jib Sail Area (ft2/m2)25523.7
Spinnaker (ft2/m2)37735
Ballast (lbs/kg)1277579
Weight (lbs/kg)22821035