Smallest yacht

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by wmonastra, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. wmonastra
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    Just wondering what is the smallest yacht to have sailed around the world?
    Either stopping off or non stop, and with or with out crew. Im more interested in the yacht and the route that was taken and why.If anybody has any ideas or information i would be most grateful. Thanks

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  2. Manie B
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  3. jehardiman
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    Look up John Guzzwell and Trekka. At 20 feet, Trekka is not the smallest, but also not a dangerous stunt like some of the smaller vessels. From a practical point of view, 20-25 feet is about the smallest vessel to reasonably expected to make it all the way around. See this site for a list of the smaller vessels that have made it. http://www.solocircumnavigation.com/
     
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  4. wmonastra
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    But as far as i have read the around in ten didnt even make a start? so does that really count (at least till its finished?):)
     
  5. Wynand N
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    First define a yacht....

    Some mad Australian made a circumnavigating in a little tub that was about 3ft long, had some ballast, sail and even a windvane :D Thus it can be described as a yacht or am I wrong:?:
     
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    Manie, it requires a password etc. :(
    You could cut&paste the pic here. ;)
     
  8. Manie B
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    You should sign up for AIT its free and easy and no spam!

    there are many interesting things to read on a variety of small boats, you will enjoy it! :D
     

  9. Wynand N
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    not 'n fok :D
     
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