Bombardier Invitation sailboat

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Current Specifications
Crew 1 or 2
LOA 15 ft 7 in (4,700 mm)
Beam 5 ft (1,500 mm)
Draft 3 ft (910 mm)
Hull weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Mast height 22 ft (6,700 mm)
Mainsail area 90 sq ft (8.4 m2)
D-PN 99.4 1
RYA PN 2
PHRF 266

The Bombardier Invitation sailboat, is a one-design class of small sailing dinghy, similar to the Laser. It was manufactured by Bombardier in the 1970s.

History

The Invitation was briefly mentioned in Popular Science 34 and Popular Mechanics 5 in 1974 and 1975. Bombardier filed for a Canadian trademark in December 1973, and it was registered in November 1974. It was later inactivated in January 1990.6

Design

In addition to the Invitation, the company produced a similar, though slightly smaller, boat called the Bombardier 3.8 .

Invitation

The hull of the Invitation is 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in) long, with a hull weight of 82 kg (180 lb). It is cat rigged with only a loose-footed sleeved batten-less mainsail that slips over the two-piece mast. The batten-less design allows the mainsail to wrapped around the mast when not in use. It has a beam of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in).

Bombardier 3.8

The Bombardier 3.8 has a similar, but smaller design to the Invitation. The hull of the Bombardier 3.8 is 3.8 m (12 ft 6 in) long with a displacement of 123 lb (56 kg) and a sail area of 60 sq ft (5.6 m2)7

The Bombardier 3.8 was rebranded in Sweden as the Triss Racer dinghy.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.ussailing.org/portsmouth/tables08/tables08cb.asp
  2. ^ http://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/technical/Web%20Documents/Portsmouth%20Yardstick%20General/2009%20Part%207%20PN%20List%20BOOK.xls
  3. ^ http://books.google.ca/books?id=uRAgliO29ZwC&pg=PA77&dq=invitation+sailboat+bombardier#v=onepage&q=invitation%20sailboat%20bombardier&f=false
  4. ^ http://books.google.ca/books?id=PgEAAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA20&dq=invitation+sailboat+bombardier#v=onepage&q=invitation%20sailboat%20bombardier&f=false
  5. ^ http://books.google.ca/books?id=ytQDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA71-IA1&dq=invitation%20sailboat%20bombardier&pg=PA71-IA1#v=onepage&q=invitation%20sailboat%20bombardier&f=false
  6. ^ http://www.ic.gc.ca/app/opic-cipo/trdmrks/srch/vwTrdmrk.do?lang=eng&fileNumber=0370634
  7. ^ http://forums.sailinganarchy.com//index.php?showtopic=60877

Bibliography

  • Sherwood, Richard M. (1994), A Field Guide to Sailboats of North America (2nd ed.), Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, ISBN 0-395-65239-1 .

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