dinghy design comp





1912 designs


What the judges want

Our hope is that designers can make use of modern materials

and demonstrate that they have not lost the eye for a pretty design or the

ability to innovate as our Victorian predecessors demonstrated. Above all the

judges will be looking for designs that not only meet the need of the brief

that the designer describes, but also provide a practical tender that will

appeal to a range of cruising yachtsmen, will be built (preferably in volume)

and will increase the enjoyment of exploring an anchorage and its surrounds.

The judges do not want to constrain interesting and novel

solutions by narrowing the criteria. Inflatables, solid, folding or collapsible

tenders that may be based on traditional stem dinghies, dories, pram dinghies,

canoes or punts and that may be propelled by oar, paddle, sail and outboard are

all options that might be submitted (as are novel proposals and combinations of

these approaches).