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North Haven Dinghy Details
22 boats have raced in the last 5 years. See which ones
Mill River Race, 2011
Overview
The North Haven Dinghy is the oldest, continually raced one-design craft in America. Its prototype was a tender on early summer resident William Weld’s yacht ‘Gitana’, as depicted in the 1887 photo in our historical pictures section. Dinghies became exceedingly popular among the Casino community. Members recall a record 96 of them that competed in one Pulpit Harbor Race during the early Forties! And their sails and hulls then were gaily and variously colored (see the photo of the Pettit’s lovely diorama of a race in progress crafted at that time.)

Generations of young people learned to sail in Casino classes on Dinghies, and came to love their idiosyncrasies. Perhaps the trickiest boat in the fleet to master, and thus particularly enticing to our best sailors, they have none of the refinements of modern craft. Constant tweaking to peak of the gaff rig and centerboard, attention to level, and a wide leisurely turning radius are the tools to finesse, together with occasionally hearty pumping as one rides just at water level in an open boat.

During the late 1970s fiberglass hulls began to replace wooden ones for practicality, and today virtually the entire racing fleet is glass. There are still over 20 Dinghies in the fleet.

Here is a link to Artisan Boatworks’ description of the North Haven Dinghy: artisanboatworks.com/classic-designs/rowboats/north-haven-dinghy
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Length14 ft. 5 in.
Sailors1-2
Rigmainsail
Competition Winners
Dinghy Sailor Under 35A Person - 2017
August SeriesA Person with A Person and A Person - 2018
July SeriesA Person with A Person - 2018
4th of July RaceA Person in A Boat - 2018
Bill Stetson MemorialA Person in A Boat - 2018
Calderwood Rock RaceA Person in A Boat - 2018
Grand Dinghy RaceA Person in A Boat - 1887
Labor Day RaceA Person with A Person in A Boat - 2018
Mill River RaceA Person in A Boat - 2018
Next CupA Person in A Boat - 2018
Pulpit Harbor RaceA Person in A Boat - 2017
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Recent Competitors (Post 2014)
Skippered Races
67 Skippers & Crew
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Current Fleet
These 22 boats have raced in the last 5 years. Those that have won a race are listed with a #1.A BoatA Boat#1A Boat#1A Boat#1A Boat#1A Boat#1A BoatA Boat#1A BoatA BoatA Boat#1A Boat#1A Boat#1A Boat#1A Boat#1A BoatA Boat#1A BoatA BoatA Boat#1A BoatA Boat#1
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Race Participation
There are 352 races on file for the Dinghy, of which the most recent 132 have increasingly complete data. The unique skipper numbers at left are fairly accurate from 2011 onwards; crew from 2013; and boats from 2014.

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