The Minisail

The Minisail was conceived in 1959 as more or less a Sailing Surfboard. It was established as a semi-development class throughout the 60s and 70s, with a number of significant variations appearing. However, it disappeared from the scene in the early 80s, leaving various examples scattered around, often seemingly abandoned. The well-known Topper is a development of the Minisail, and there are many similarities between them. However, the Minisail is much more of a racing boat at heart with a much larger sail, two feet longer yet roughly the same weight (min weight for the Minisail is 95lbs, though few were ever that light in reality). The sail areas below are those quoted by the sailmaker/builder - see the Sails page for info on dimensions, which indicate that in reality the sail area is around 6m2.


Minisail Spec (the "Max" is a larger battened sail than can be fitted to any hull)
  Sprite Monaco Sprint "Max"
Weight 95lbs ~110lbs ~120lbs -
Sail Area 7.4sqm 7.4sqm 7.4sqm 8.2sqm
PY No. 1225 1225 1225 1215
Length 4102mm 4013mm 4013mm -
Beam 1219mm 1168mm 1168mm -


Check out the menu items on the left as well as the Minisail Resources tab for more info