The SKEETA is the latest 3rd generation foiling dinghy, designed, built, tested and brought to production readiness by an Australian duo who have been involved in the design of moths - with or without foils - for many years. An exchange of ideas and opinions with QUANTBOATS took place a few years ago. The wishes and opinions of QUANTBOATS flowed into the new boat.
Fun over the whole wind range.
Like all boats from QUANTBOATS, the SKEETA is characterized by good-natured behavior and excellent all-round properties. At the same time, "performance" does not have to be renounced. This includes perfect behaviour when foiling in the lower to medium wind range, "fully foiled" tacks and gybes as well as comfortable, controlled and fast sailing in very light or very strong winds. Then the boat is preferably sailed without foils.
Versatile use is written large with the SKEETA. The scow shape of the hull makes the boat very stable and crashes are rare. If they do happen, they are well cushioned by the ample volume in the bow.
Thanks to the flat hull, you can quickly get back on board after a capsize. This makes it clear that this dinghy is also suitable for beginners, for foiling training, for leisure and fun.
The "flight altitude", for example, is infinitely adjustable - even on the water. A minimum flight altitude enables the novice to quickly celebrate his first successes. If you are surprised by thunderstorm-like winds, you reduce the buoyancy at the center-foil to such an extent that the boat does not take off, but always keeps the bow above water. In this way, you can always return safely to the starting point in conventional sailing mode!
The foil system in the SKEETA is the result of over 20 years of development. The design uses a patent from "Glide-Free" at its core. It is characterized by a patented, lever-joint system and a free-floating push rod. The result prevents negative angles of attack (crash prevention) and allows the buoyancy on the foil to be reduced to zero if desired. In addition, the rudder foil eliminates the need for a control to change the angle of attack.
The balance when foiling is still guaranteed, as long as you do not change the factory setting.
Main and rudder foils can be attached or detached from the vertical profiles in seconds using a push-button system.
“We will make your foiling days at the Lago an exciting and incomparable experience!“
Those interested in training and test sailing have several options:
Every sailor is equipped with helmet and waterproof radio, gets all instructions at the right moment and can implement them immediately. Stickl Sportcamp has been successfully training with radio for 20 years in all sailing courses and this method also guarantees fast learning progress in foiling.
Foiling is only recommended for very experienced dinghy sailors who have a feel for tippy planing dinghies. It requires good condition, agility and stamina. You learn sailing anew!
The 4-day program includes 3 hours of training daily, with briefings and preparation on land and water training. The goal is to reach at least Foiling -Level 3 (Level 1-7) in our level system.