|Ivan Vasilyev's Didi 26 "Orca" racing on Lake Baikal.|
They are building a bunch of skiffs to our Paper Jet design, for sail-training at their yacht club. Our design was selected because of its versatility, able to be used by sailors of widely differing abilities due to the designed-in variations in rig configuration. Three basic rig configurations plus other options are possible from the modular rig components, without needing three complete rigs per boat. The Paper Jet can morph from a docile una-rigged single-hander, to a single- or double-handed sloop, with or without trapeze, through to a full trapeze skiff for two juniors or one adult, with fathead mainsail and asymmetrical spinnaker.
|Paper Jet basic rigs and deck plan.|
|The first Paper Jet starts, with bulkheads and backbone set up on the building stocks. The boat alongside is Ivan's Didi 26 "Orca".|
|Hull skinned and turned upright. On top is one of the hollow wooden spars, built using modified birdsmouth details.|
|Three of the boats taking shape, with another starting in the foreground.|
|Paper Jet with deck and wings skinned and cross-beam structure in place. This X-frame adds versatility to the design by supporting the two mast positions.|
|Three of the boats with deck and wing skins being completed.|
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