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||44 kg (with fittings)
The Zoom8 is a youth racing dinghy sailed in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, The Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia and Russia. It is designed by the Finn/Swede Henrik Segercrantz. The Zoom8 is considered an excellent transition dinghy from the Optimist and the more physically demanding dinghies such as the Laser, Europe and 29er, and although many attempts have been made by other classes to fill this gap, the Zoom8 dinghy is one of the few to have succeeded.
The Swedish Zoom8 Association note that the Zoom 8 is a calm, safe boat and simple enough that beginners are able to sail it.
The Zoom8 has been spread all over Sweden since 1995 followed a few years later by Denmark and these two countries have won numerous medals in the European and World Championships.
The 2006 World championships were held in Køge, Denmark and the world champions are: Magnus Kældsø (DEN) and Henriette Søster Frislev (DEN)
World champions 1
- 2002, Lake Balaton, Hungary – Karolina Wolniewicz, POL and Karl-Martin Rammo, EST
- 2003, Maubuisson, France – Karolina Wolniewicz, POL and Charlie Ekberg, SWE
- 2004, Hoorn, Netherlands – Maria Rudskaja, RUS and Fredrik Schraam, SWE
- 2005, Barth, Germany – Maria Rudskava, RUS and Fredrik Thaarup, DEN
- 2006, Hundige Havn, Greve, Denmark – Henriette Søster Frislev, DEN and Magnus Kældsø, DEN
- 2007, Lake Achen, Austria – Lena Hess, AUT and Thomas Palme, AUT
- 2008, Tønsberg, Norway – Lena Hess, AUT and Thomas Palme, AUT
- 2009, Träslövsläge, Sweden – Trine Bentzen, DEN and Mathias Haugstad, NOR
- 2010, Tallinn Yacht Club, Lohusalu, Estonia – Noora Ruskola, FIN and Carsten Faubel, DEN
- 2011, Hanko, Finland – Anna Munch, DEN and Pontus Dahl, SWE
- 2012, KSSS, Stockholm, Sweden – Anna Munch, DEN and Simon Weideskog, SWE
- 2013, Ran Seilforening, Straume, Sotra, Fjell, Norway – Catharina Sandman, FIN and David Bjelkarøy Westervik, NOR
- ^ The International Zoom8 Class Association Wall of Fame