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    Swallow

    The Swallow is a classic dayboat which carries a mainsail, headsail and symmetric spinnaker. It was adopted by the RYA as a National Class in 1948. The original boats were conventionally built in wood, progressing through an era of cold moulded Mahogany diagonal planking through to the GRP boats of today. During transition a number of boats have retained the original wood and lead ballast keels. Although designed for a crew of two they are more frequently sailed three up. The Swallow is a light displacement planing hull and maintaining minimum weight is crucial to remaining competitive.

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    Swallow designer
    Tom Thorneycroft in 1946
    Hull material
    Hull shell and deck primarily FRP/FRP sandwich with wood permitted for the keel and rudder if allowed at time of certification
    Length
    7.77m
    Beam
    1.7m
    Number of crew
    2-3
    Sail area
    20.32m sq (main and headsail), 26.0m sq (spinnaker)
    Rig
    A classic dayboat and racer that carries mainsail, headsail and symmetric spinnaker with fixed keel (1.04m draft)
    Class status
    RYA National Class, adopted in 1948
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    Swallow Class contacts

    Chair: Prof Sir Malcolm Green

    Secretary: Charles Prescot

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    Swallow builder

    No longer in build

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