Designed by Phil Morrison and Derek Clark the Rebel is our high performance two person light weigh skiff. With a hull weight of just 40kg and hull length of4.5m this beautiful skiff is ideally suited to challenge experienced light weight crews. The narrow 1.4m beam skips nimbly over the water with minimal effort while the crew extend their weight well out on the twin trapeze wires off the wide racks that extend the beam to 2.9m. With a combined sail area of 46.7m2 this skiff can really move!
Features and specification
Twin trapeze light weight skiff for exceptionally high performance
Fully battened square top mainsail
Self-tacking set from the bow forward of the chute
Mainsail and jib give a powerful 18.2m2 u-wind performance
Stunning off-wind speed, thanks to the extra large bow sprit and generous kite
Slender, easily driven low volume hullform
Uncluttered cunningham and gnav controls led out to racks from the mast foot
Neat mainsheet and gnav arrangement for clear tacking and gibing manoeuvres
Glass / epoxy / foam hull, carbon reinforced in high load areas
Removable racks for ease of transport and storage
Yachts & Yachting test the Rebel prototype
The February 2011 edition of Yachts and Yachting, a popular UK sailing magazine, carries a three page dinghy test of the 1st pre-production prototype. Pete Barton, Sarah Ayton & Saskia Clark test sailed the first boat from the production moulds in Portland Harbour. Tom Gruitt took the photos and also produced a short video.