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Get a NEW Javelin
from the class moulds.
Build your own boat, using these Building information, plans and instructions.
Constitution comprises the Association rules, Class Rules, Measuring
Guidelines and Measurement Form.
Basic Rig Tuning
tuning guide (with raking CB)
tuning guide (without raking CB)
Bungholio Controls Layout
setting up a Javelin from 2003 South Pacific Champion boat.
All you need to know to Convert
Javelin being built on the Web
What is a Javelin
The Javelin is a Restricted
Development Class is one which has a loose set of rules (or restrictions) which allow the sailor freedom to
experiment when building or modify a boat. This freedom allows the
class to evolve as individuals find new and innovative ways of making
their yachts go faster, and faster!
An example of a Javelin Restriction is:
Rule 8.2 BEAM AT WIDEST POINT: No
part of the boat may exceed 1727mm overall beam.
The ability to "try something out" has seen some of yachting's biggest
names design Javelin hulls. IACC designers Bruce Farr, and Ian Murray
being notable examples.
A number of our most successful Javelin sailors prefer to build and
race Javelins of their own design.
Principal Dimensions (see the Class Rules for more information):
| Maximum Length
| Maximum Beam
|| 5' 8"
| Minimum Weight
| Mast Height (above deck)
|| 23' 6"
| Main Sail area
| Jib area
| Gennaker Area
To maintain a class "look and feel" all
Javelins must have a hard-chine hull shape and a straight bow stem.
Construction materials are unlimited.
Most Javelins are built in plywood, however a number have been built
using composite materials, e.g. foam/glass, foam/kevlar/carbon,