Blaze Nationals


Paignton Sailing Club, South Quay, The Harbour, PAIGNTON, Devon, TQ4 6DT

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Blaze Nationals, Paignton Sailing Club, Paignton, Devon

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Blaze Nationals - 50+ dinghies racing off Paignton.

The Blaze offers significantly high performance while at the same time remaining simple to sail.

The boat brings together high speed and crisp handling in a powerful, easily driven hull; a fine entry flares into wide planing sections aft for maximum stability and blistering off-wind performance. And all from the security of a really comfortable cockpit.

​Superb Racing Machine - Adjustable sitting-out racks are the answer to making this a superb racing machine for the widest possible weight range. The racks provide almost armchair comfort and generate the leverage to handle the modern, powerful rig. The blaze has a stayed SuperSpars M7 or carbon mast and with North sail. This sophisticated modern rig gives usable power across a wide range of conditions.

The refined rig enhances the upwind pointing ability yet still allows the sail to be 'feathered' upwind in high winds negating the brute force required with many fully battened single sailboats. By permitting a one-design class to periodically update we have the best of both worlds - a manufacturers class but with an active association that sees that there is a 'third way'. The whole idea of one design sailing is to keep costs moderate. As a result, all boats can remain competitive regardless of age.


Blaze Specification:

​Designers lan Howlett and John Caig in 1996

Boat Builders - White Formular (Mk1/2) Cirrus Raceboats Limited (Mk3/3a) Hartley Boats (Mk4) 

Length - 4.20m

Beam - Max 2.48m

Hull - 72kg

Sail - 10.4m2 North Sails

Mast - 6.5m Superspars M7 or carbon

Outer Racks and Boom - Carbon composite or Alloy

Hull Construction - Mk1 & 2 Polyester - Mk3 & 4 Epoxy Sandwich 

Foils - Epoxy Sandwich



Opening Times

Blaze Nationals (11 June 2021 - 13 June 2021)



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