The Vanguard 49er
is the brainchild of Australian 18 ft skiff maestro Julian Bethwaite. Bethwaite designed a 16 foot boat, along the lines of an 18 foot skiff, that sails at extreme speeds but remains manageable for two people. He incorporated all the benefits of light-weight, high-tech construction methods while adhering to strict one design principles and rigid class rules. The result is a masterpiece – the world’s most exciting sailboat, now available to all comers.