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Originally posted by DiscoBall

Originally posted by Old Timer

Great to see the Europe thrive in the UK; I have always liked them.

Proper international class with plenty of scope for trips overseas for racing.

What is the current standard equipment wise ... carbon mast & boom? Who builds hulls these days?


I think it's really just Winner in Spain who build hulls now. Carbon mast (mainly Ceilidh) is standard but still ally booms - according to our talk from a class sailmaker on the training day 'slightly' bendy booms are back in fashion...

So if a UK sailor wanted to buy a new boat is that possible without having to import from Spain (hull) / Netherlands (mast)?
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Originally posted by Old Timer


So if a UK sailor wanted to buy a new boat is that possible without having to import from Spain (hull) / Netherlands (mast)?


Unfortunately not, certainly the main sticking point with the resurgence of interest. That said, with the age of most the UK hulls buying new might be overkill and really its the rig/sails that make the difference. My 2nd hand boat came from Belgium, a 1995 vintage hull that seems to go very well with a newish rig and sail.

Though if you're in the market for something up to date then buying second hand and collecting at an European event (or chartering a boat from Winner and buying at a slight discount after) are probably the best options.
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Shame, lack of new boats limits the progress of any class. 
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Cab you not get a Europe from Winner and find a retailer dealing in Oppies to share delivery costs to the UK?
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Or a sailboat delivery company on route back from Palma
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Yes all possible but not as easy as picking up an Aero from RS. 
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Hi I am sure a company like P&B would have the contacts to put a package together if they had enough interest. They used to import the Splash from Holland if remember correctly.
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