Small sail and oar dinghy inspired from Norwegian prams
|Hull length / waterline||3.60 / 2.85 m||Sail area||6.1 m²|
|Breadth / waterline||1.40 / 1.15 m||Outboard motor||3.5 hp|
|Draught||0.17 / 0.75 m||Design category / Crew||C2 / D3|
|Light weight / without rig||87 / 64 kg||Building time with kit||240 hours|
The normal crew is one or two, but may be three with a young crew.
The light weight of Laita makes it easy to handle and may be carried on top of a car (but check the maximum allowed weight on your own car!).
Laita is a simple boat to build and is a good project for a home builder who intends to build later a larger boat. All hull strakes are cut in advance and do not require adjustment. Chamfer are identical on all planks from aft to fore. A building frame, made of crisscrossed panels, allows building the boat without any lofting.
Laita has been selected by the French social program “Frères de mer” (sea brothers), belonging to the very famous sailing school “Centre Nautique des Glénans”. Many Laita have been built by young people within this scope. At the end of the year, all teams gather during a long week-end to sail. A first sailing day for most of these young builders!