About the class
About the BoatThe FX is a skiff, meaning it has a flat, planing hull shape and preforms best at high speeds, becoming unstable when still. It measures 4.99 meters long, has a full mast head asymmetrical spinnaker, and is crewed by two sailors, both on the trapeze.The boat shares an identical hull with the men's double handed Olympic skiff, the 49er, but has a shorter mast and flatter sails allowing for a smaller crew weight. The boat is very physically demanding and requires precise weight placement and steering to maintain its speed and stability. Sailors must train extensively on and off the water to be competitive in the class.
For more information, check out the class website at 49er.org.