Design #78/3 and #79 - 1 Ton IOR Lift Keel Racing Sloop
From our 1982 catalogue
These designs were essentially a development of the successful 1977 World 1 Ton Championship winning Design No. 64, with more emphasis on light weather performance and taking recent Rule changes into account.
Design No. 78/3 was conceived at the time of the ITC's formulation of their so-called Provisional Rule in April 1978 but several major operations were necessary during the construction program to save the yacht from becoming an orphan when it was finally born two Rule changes later.
Design No. 79 on the other hand, was designed to full potential of the Rule applying at the time of the 1979 World 1 Ton Championships held in Germany.
Compared with our 1977 1 Ton yacht (Design No. 64) Design No. 78/3 is shorter, slightly beamier,