At the moment we have 3 boats, An Artemis 20 converted to sail sip and puff (helm only) Mini Transat, (fully converted helm and sails) and a safety boat (rib).
We are hoping that the Artemis 20 could be used for other young people to learn to sail sip and puff in the future (funding dependent).
Miss Isle Too
Miss Isle too is a Mini Transat. The Mini 6.50 is very short for its intended use and is beamy being nearly half as wide as it is long. Its width carries to the stern, allowing the craft to plane as a fast motorboat does. Minis typically sail as fast, potentially reaching 25 knots. They have two connected rudders and a narrow steel or iron fin keel with a lead bulb at the end. The mast height is typically twice the Mini's length. Miss Isle too, as well as helm control, has sail trim operated by 2 Harken electronic winches that are operated by a tiny tounge switch inside the helmet.
Specifications of the Mini Transat Zero
- 6.50m length overall
- 3.00 Hull beam
- 11.00 max height
- 1.60m Draught
- 1050kg displacement
- 420kg ballast
- 23.5qm mailsail
- 17.9sqm genoa
- 70sqm spinnaker (large)
Natasha’s Artemis 20 “Miss isle” was converted over 6 months by Natasha’s Dad. The sip/puff operates the rudder using a straw which, when either sipped (turns right) or puffed (turns left). Natasha has a custom made canting seat, which allows her to maintain an upright position when the boat is under sail. The jib is converted to a self tacking design to make it easier to trim the sails.
Specifications of the Artemis 20
- Hull Length - 6.00 m
- Waterline Length - 5.60 m
- Beam - 1.50 m
- Draft/ full - 1.40 m
- Draft/ keel up - 0.80 m
- Displacement/ measurement trim - 490 kg
- Displacement/ sailing condition (2 crew) - 700 kg
- Ballast - 225 kg
- Sail Area: Main - 15.00 m2
- Furling Jib - 8.00 m2
- Asymmetric spinnaker - 25.00 m2