Details make judges smile

Extra details help win award
Extra details help win award
Extra touches and decorations have helped with award win
Extra touches and decorations have helped with award win

The RYA Dinghy Show 2019 Concours d'Elegance has been awarded to Pete Jary's foiling A Class Catamaran.

Runner-up was Ben Archer's Merlin Rocket One Love complete with carbon decks and a black matt finish on the hull.

The winners were chosen by Sarah Treseder, RYA chief executive and Mark Jardine, YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com managing editor.

"We had a tough field to choose from at both ends of the scale,” said Sarah. “Some 30-year-old boats, some nearly new boats, dinghies which have been campaigned really hard and those which have done their first event.

“The common denominator has been people adding that little bit extra – it's not good enough to just be beautifully designed and beautifully made.”

She added: “There has been a great buzz at the show and a sense of humour that has been brought into some of the designs on show, tiny details which have made us smile, decorations, little notices to the crew, but overall that sense that sailing is fun and let's bring that to life."

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