Class History

Designed by Norwegian Jan Linge in 1966, this 27-ft (8 m) one-design carries a crew of three and has 241 square feet of sail, plus a spinnaker. Droop-hiking crews work their way around the course with special focus on strategy and boat handling-perfect for the popular sport of match racing which the Soling introduced to the Olympics. Today, a glance at the ISAF Match Racing Ranking list shows numerous top-ranked sailors-Russell Coutts, Ed Baird, Peter Gilmour, John Kostecki, Magnus Holmberg-cut their racing teeth on Solings. soling-sailplan.gif

Boat Specifications

LOA: 8.15 m (27 ft)
Beam: 1.91 m (6 ft)
Ballast: 579 kg (1277 lb)
Draft: 1.3 m (4 ft)
Hull Weight: 1035 kg (2282 lb)
Mast Height: 9.3 m (30 ft)
Main/Jib: 23.7 sq m (255 sq ft)
Jib/Genoa: 8.1 sq m (87 sq ft)
Spinnaker: 35 sq m (377 sq ft)



Soling Mainsheet System40 mm Double Carbo Block - 263857 mm Carbo T2 Single - 2152Carbo Double Ratchamatic - 2634Large Swivel Cam Base w/412 Cam-Matic - 403

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The gross-trim/fine-tune twin cam system matches the Soling's 2:1/4:1 purchase requirements.

International Soling Backstay Controls29 mm Carbo Cheek Block - 350Aluminum Cam-Matic Cam Cleat - 15040 mm Carbo Block - 263629 mm Carbo Swivel -340Aluminum Cam-Matic Cleat - 15040 mm Carbo Block - 263629 mm Carbo Cheek Block - 35040 mm Carbo Fiddle Block -265529 mm Carbo Swivel Block - 340

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Backstay Controls

During mark roundings, helmsman positions masthead using single-ended gross-trim; makes precise adjustments using double-ended fine-tune controls.

Soling Jib Sheet ControlsBullet Upright Lead Block - 09629 mm Carbo Swivel - 34040 mm Carbo Fiddle -2655Bullet In-Line Exit Block - 089Bullet In-Line Exit Block - 08929 mm Carbo Swivel - 340Bullet Thru-Deck Block - 088Bullet Thru-Deck Block - 08840 mm Carbo Block w/Becket - 2637Aluminum Cam-Matic Cam Cleat - 150Small Boat CB Car w/Shackle - 2727

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Jib System

The non overlapping jib is self-tacking. Two lines: sheet controls twist, traveler car positions sail and controls slot.

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