Never before has set-up and go been so simple. Toss it on the car racks and go. Go anywhere. No longer are you restricted to marked courses and motored escorts. This rocket ship will take on the heartiest open water at midday, and clock in at mach one in the calm backwaters. A great feature of this shell is it’s carry weight: 29 lbs! Ladies, kids and seniors love this. Simply turn 3 knobs and the rigger is off. Now the shell carries like a small surfboard. Carry it everywhere and when you see an inviting seascape, snap on the rigger and fly…
The Regatta comes standard in carbon fiber hull and deck construction, which is the lightest, toughest way a shell is made. Other brands charge an additional $600 for this. Lightweight is not just for racing – a light shell is much easier to carry, turns and responds better, and lasts longer. Even so, the Regatta is 2-3 pounds heavier than one other brand. Why? In the non-racing world, we want to be the toughest, longest lasting. Besides, with the Instant-Release rigger, our carry weight is still several pounds lighter than any other shell. Clubs: looking to double your boathouse space? With the removable rigger, two Regattas fit side-by-side in the space of one other brand. And all the wings are interchangeable with each other. Lean and mean. I mean slippery fast. Like rowing on ice. Cover miles in twenty minutes. Change area codes in an hour. We believe in a semi-round hull shape to provide speed (ever see a flat-bottomed racing shell?) and stiffness (think about a sheet of tin: laid flat it is weak, but curved it is stiff). While the flared hull sides above the waterline adds incredible stability when in choppy waters. Any good open water shell must be relatively stable to handle the wakes tossing you to and fro. The Regatta has an exclusive flared hull design that has a two-fold benefit: the waterline is narrow (by open water standards) so that in calm water she’ll behave more like an advanced flat water design. Just above the waterline the hull flares out- get into choppy waters and this flair yields reserve stability when you need it. Calm water fast, choppy water stable. To add even more stability, the seat deck is the lowest available, with the heel cups deep into the round hull. The seat is then height adjustable for those who like a higher platform. The Regatta is the driest flat deck boat on the market due to its deep hull. The optional splashguard can really enhance this shell’s versatility.
Quick-release wing rigger.. This state of the art rigging system mounts in seconds, and it is as stiff as concrete. Mounted on top of the shell, the wing rigger carries its own loads, thus requires less structure inside the hull. Our design incorporates no bends because bends are weaker than welds and absorbs energy, energy meant to propel the shell forward. Additional features include a storage bag, dual-action racing seat with pad, and velcro foot straps for safety. The oarlocks are top-of-the-line Concept II. Our rigging system is the most adjustable on the market: able to adjust all (not just some) of the adjustments available on racing shells.
Specifications and Accessories
- Ultralight carbon construction
- Quick-release wing rigging
- Flush deck for weight savings
- Tracking fin, drain plugs, tow eye, water bottle port
- Carbon feet and seat
- Exclusive Universal Pitchtm and 4-way adjustable rigging
- 3 colors standard
- LOA 20′ 11″ or 6.4 m
- LWL 20′ 4″ or 6.2 m
- Beam (at waterline) 19″ or 48.3 cm
- Beam (at coaming) 22″ or 55.9 cm
- Carry Weight (Unrigged) Instant-release Rigger adds 9 lbs 31 lbs.
- Capacity 225 lbs