Graduate Dinghy Association


The Graduate

RYA Portsmouth Yardstick (PY): 1132
Great Lakes Handicap: 1132

Length: 3.82m
Draft: 1.12
Beam: 1.42m
Sail Area: 10.0 sq m (new sail plan area +1 sq m)
Designer: Dick Wyche (1952)
Construction: Wood, FRP or Composite
Weight (min): 84kg
Optimum Crew Weight: 110-140kg
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
   -Boatyard @ Beer (FRP)
   -Tim Harper Boats and Sails (Wood)

The 'Grad' as it is affectionately known, is a 12' sailing dinghy designed for two people.
The class association is responsible for supporting Graduate 
owners by providing technical advice, building a community in which sailors can share their experiences.

The class holds an open series of races each year, along with a 3-day National Championship.
Participation in handicap racing is encouraged, whether that is club racing, or as part of larger open meetings such as the Sailjuice Series.

Some members are keen cruisers, with recent explorations of the Isle of Wight, the Norfolk Broads, and Lake Windermere.