Albacore - In Brief

MadforSailing takes a quick look at the Albacore, a traditional dinghy built to a one-design rule
One-design originally in hot-moulded wood construction, now available in GRP, composite or foam sandwich construction. The strong build means many good second-hand boats are available. The Albacore is raced as a two person sit-out boat but the deep roomy cockpit also allows it to be used as a family day boat. There is a small UK racing circuit and the boats are popular club racing boats, being easy to handle and quick to plane. Photo Steve Arkley Builders Bob Hoare Ltd Bob's Boat Shop 248 Bournemouth Road Parkstone Poole Dorset BH14 9HZ Tel: 01202 736704 email: website: Speed Sails Unit 39 Empire Industrial Park Brickyard Road Aldridge West Midlands WS9 8XT Tel/Fax: 01922 455503 email: website: