The Challenger Class is a single-handed trimaran with one-design features, which is sailed and raced throughout the UK. The Class was designed by noted multihull designer Rod McAlpine Downie, specifically to allow those with disabilities to sail and race independently and on equal terms with able-bodied sailors. With a Portsmouth Handicap of 1185 the Challenger is competitive in most club racing fleets and, because it has the sailing characteristics of a monohull fitted with outriggers it fits easily into the slow handicap, rather than the catamaran, fleet. Whilst slower to tack than a monohull, the Challenger is suitable for lakes as small as 50 acres and is a very safe, seaworthy boat. The fact that it does not heel over or capsize makes it particularly suitable for those with low upper body strength and balance.
An electric servo winch is available for those needing assistance to pull the main sail in.
White Formula UK are still doing refurbishments, repairs and services on Challengers including gelcoat and beam repairs. For a quote on a New Challenger or repairs / refurbs on an existing one please contact White Formula UK.