The Yngling is designed to sail
with three crew (although two can handle it easily). Optimal crew weight
is 400 to 500 lbs., so the Yngling accommodates both juniors and normally
sized adults, and it is the ideal women's racing boat (in fact, IYRU
selected the Yngling for its first International Women's Championship
in 1994, and ISAF chose it as the boat for the 2004 Olympic women's keelboat
event). Sail controls on the Yngling are easy to manage, and the effects
of small adjustments are felt by the crew. The Yngling sails in a delicate
and fast upwind groove.
In 1990 Jan Linge re-designed the interior of the Yngling, giving it a
water-tight, raised, "double-bottom" cockpit sole. With "Elvstrøm" bailers
on port and starboard just above the waterline, the boat drains water quickly
under sail, upwind and downwind.
The Yngling is unsinkable: Class rules mandate that a boat have enough
styrofoam flotation so that, if filled entirely with water, an Yngling
can still float -- with three crew aboard!
In a nutshell, the Yngling is
a sleek and seaworthy small racing keelboat, succinctly described as
an agreeable cross between a planing dinghy and a keelboat. Its design
is classic, and its construction is
Mainsheet The 6:1 Mainsheet allows the main to be trimmed in with ease. The
main sheet is led from a stand up block with cleat to the boom then to 2 fiddle
blocks in the stern of the boat.
Jib Fine Tune
Fine-Tune Jib Controls
This 4:1 double-ended system allows crew to simultaneously control the movement
of both traveler cars from the weather rail. Cars stay in the same position,
helping to maintain jib trim from tack-to-tack. The belowdeck feature keeps
The gross-trim controls let crew hoist the jib quickly. Small adjustments
to jib halyard tension with the fine-tune controls help to optimize sail
Yngling Sailboat Parts and Equipment
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