Force 5.

Force 5 sailboat

Force 5 sailors are laid back like most dinghy sailors....unless you're a skiffhead.

The Force 5 was desinged by Fred Scott in 1972 to compete against the Laser, Banshee and Cyclone. Most boats are on the East Coast of the United States. The Force 5 is made by  Weeks Boats.

note: There is nothing worse than belonging to an orphan class.

13 ft. 10.5 in.
4 ft. 10 in.
Hull Weight
145 lbs.
Mast Height
20 ft.
Standard Sail Area
91 sq. ft.
Junior Sail Area
62 sq. ft.
Draft board up
3 in.
Draft board down
3 ft. 2 in.
Crew Capacity
500 lbs. (1-3)

Force 5 next generation

Here is the next generation boat. They are trying to come up with a fast, simple, sit down dinghy for one or more sailors without a trapeze and a million strings to pull that is fast, safe, comfortable, and easy to sail.
Sounds like my kind of boat.

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