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The experience of racing One Design sailboats since the beginning of times, improving the performance and speed of a sailboat has been critical not only for transportation but for survival and expansion of territories or conquers; in simple words: sailing fast has been part of human history. From a more fun stand point, sailing faster than other boats around us is not only a matter of having a better designed sailboat, now the fair play is to sail on similar or equal sailboats only to prove that the best skipper and crew have the right to call themselves winners and not their boats.

Here is exactly where the principle of One Design sailboat racing comes into play. One Design, means one type of boat is allowed to race another one of exact same design and characteristics, voiding the advantages of having a faster, lighter and higher performance job that will overcome the flaws of the crew and take them to the line first even if they did not perform too well.

Then several designers started working on expanding the range of options for several sailors: single handed sailboats, double handed sailboats, ballasted keel sailboats, daggerboard dinghies and so on until we have probably reached well over three hundred different classes of one design sailboats of all sizes and designs: Sunfish, Laser, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Snipes, Flying Scots, Highlanders, Thistles, V-15, Optimist, Open Bic, J/24, J/22, Viper 640, VX one Design, Contenders, 49er, 29er, Elliot 6M, Soling, Yngling, Finn, Hobie 16, Hobie Tiger, Hobie Wild Cats, C2 catamaran, Skiff 18, A Cats, J/105, J109, Farr 30, Sonar, Farr 40, Catalina 22, J/80, Santana 20, Hobie 33, Olson 30, MC Scows, A Scows, E Scows, Melges 24, Melges 20, Melges 17, Melges 32, J/70, Etchells, Star, Flying Dutchman, 470 International, 420 International, Club 420, Flying Juniors and many, many more that make an endless list of nicely and strictly design and built boats that every single person regardless of their age, weight and sailing aspirations will find a spot and the right place for him or her on a sailboat that is already design and probably successfully growing as a class.

I events such as the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, Centro American and European Championships, One Design classes are the only way sailboat racing can be done as It truly proves who are the fastest, best performance and most talented crews.

The sailboat for these type of competition are usually brand new and supplied by the organization to avoid any potential illegal modification to the hull, mast, boom, sails, deck hardware, running rigging or standing rigging that may create and advantage to one team over another. Boats are assigned randomly and then inspected, weighted as well as the crew. This brings the play field to as close as perfection as possible.


Vela Sailing Supply offers components for One Design Sailboats on our specific area on our site, making it very easy to everybody to browse and find what they are looking for their racing sailboat. We have years of experience on the One Design sailboat racing field and will be very glad to help anyone that needs to get something fixed os simply wants to enquiry about a technical question.

we have probably reached well over three hundred different classes of one design sailboats of all sizes and designs: Sunfish, Laser, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Snipes, Flying Scots, Highlanders, Thistles, V-15, Optimist, Open Bic, J/24, J/22, Viper 640, VX one Design, Contenders, 49er, 29er, Elliot 6M, Soling, Yngling, Finn, Hobie 16, Hobie Tiger, Hobie Wild Cats, C2 catamaran, Skiff 18, A Cats, J/105, J109, Farr 30, Sonar, Farr 40, Catalina 22, J/80, Santana 20, Hobie 33, Olson 30, MC Scows, A Scows, E Scows, Melges 24, Melges 20, Melges 17, Melges 32, J/70, Etchells, Star, Flying Dutchman, 470 International, 420 International, Club 420, Flying Juniors and many, many more that make an endless list of nicely and strictly design and built boats that every single person regardless of their age.

Our office and mailing address: website : https://www.velasailingsupply.com Vela Sailing Supply, Inc. 9425 Rolater Rd. #325 Frisco, TX 75035


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