Thursday, 13 September 2012

The Didi 26 as a sport boat

Below is a reply from Dudley Dix to a perspective customer for one of our Didi 26 kits, the question being how does the boat perform?

Hi Chris,
Thank you for your interest in our designs.
Have you visited the Didi 26 section of our website? It is at and has links to build photos and other information as well as layout and rig images. Follow the Builders Notes link for many pages of photos and links to other websites with more info.

Ake Unander sailing "Butterfly" on Lake V├Ątten in Sweden (my thanks for the use of his picture)
  The Didi 26 is a high performance boat with excellent handling qualities. Read the owner's report on Photo page 4 ( ) about racing her very hard in strong and gusty conditions in New Zealand. An owner in UK reported that his one is as fast as a J35 downwind in 25 knots, despite having a slightly smaller rig that came off his previous boat.

Dudley Dix

Dudley Dix Yacht Design

1340-1272 N Great Neck Rd #343

Virginia Beach, VA 23454, USA

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