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The Basic Dingue is the complete boat and ready to sail. It is equipped with rigging (mast and sail), fittings, rudder and cruise liner, in addition to all cables, white hull and national Dacron sail  and a watertight compartment installed in the bow of the boat near the mast.

  Brazilian Association of Dingue Class.


The following measures were provided by Holos Brasil Ltd., Current manufacturer and approved by the Brazilian Association of the Dingue Class. Therefore, they will serve as a legal instrument to any doubts regarding dimensions and form of measure


1.1) Length: The total length will be 4160mm, being 1075mm from the edge front of the flange (bowhead) to the center of the enora (glass) of the mast, 1665mm from the bow tip to the previous limit of the bowline box, 2010mm from the bow tip bow to the rear limit of the bowline box.

1.2) Mouth: The mouth must be 1660mm, 1110mm being the measure between the limits sides of the back edge of the flange (transom panel).

1.3) Point: Your total measurement should be 480mm.

1.4) From the mirror in front of the aft (rear) of the bowline box, to the center of the table of the cockpit block, the measurement should be 675mm and may have a variation 200mm.

1.5) The diameter of the mast cup (which should have a circular section) is 66mm to 67mm. Brazilian Dingue Class Association.

1.6) The intersection between the stern mirror and the bottom surface of the hull must be sweetened.

1.7) No changes to the hull that modify its original characteristics: structural, hydrodynamic or aerodynamic, except those changes made by the manufacturer that are approved by ABCD.

1.8) The fiberglass hull including the fixed fittings (meaning handles, teethers, blocks and cam cleats, secured by screws or rivets), the ratchet block and watertight caps, must have a minimum weight of 85 kg(Eighty-five kilos). If at the time of weighing / checking weights less than the stipulated 85kg, wooden brokers must be attached to the hull or lead, in the mirror before the rear of the bowline box or inside the refrigerator when it exists. These brokers must be stamped, affixed or signed with permanent ink and their weight recorded on the measurement certificate.

1.9) The use of mobile ballast on the boat or in the crew.

1.10) The minimum weight of the crew, added to the bowman and the helmsman, must be of 120kg (HUNDRED AND TWENTY Kilos).

1.11) There must be a minimum of 2 crew members to enable the boat to participate regattas, however, it will be up to the crew to add one more crew member.

1.12) Up to the limit of 5 kg (FIVE KILOS) the excess weight of the hull will be considered a weight corrector for crew.

1.13) If there is a difference greater than 7 kg (seven kilos) to less in the weight of hull (hull weighing less than 78 kilos), the boat cannot compete, and then your owner should contact the manufacturer to correct this difference.

1.14) For safety reasons, the maximum weight that a boat can carry ballast (added the ballast of the boat with the ballast of the crew) will be 13Kg (thirteen kilos).

1.15) The top rudder fitting on the boat (male or female) must have a minimum distance of 290mm between the point of contact with the rudder (stop) and the bottom of the stern.

1.16) The crew weight corrector, made of wood, iron or lead, must be obligatorily fixed before the aft of the bowline box.

3.1) The mast in anodized aluminum has 2 sections. The top has a diameter 2 inches (51mm) and 2mm thick, and the bottom (base), diameter 2.5 inches (64mm) and 3mm thickness.

3.2) The top section has a maximum length of 3125mm, measuring from upper limit of the plastic stop (if any) to the final limit of the plastic finish (if any) and the bottom section is the length maximum of 3065mm.

3.3) If there are no stops or plastic pieces of finishing, the same measures for any other types of finishes and / or stops limiters.

3.4) From the base of the mast foot to the middle (pin axis) of the maximum should be 965mm.

3.5) From the base of the mast foot to the center of the donkey handle pin, the minimum be 430mm.

3.6) At the top of the top section, a spacer can be placed in order to direct the halyard to the eye on the candle handle.

 3.7) The boom must be made of anodized aluminum with a diameter of 2 inches and 2 mm thick, with two plastic finishes (or wood) with a maximum length of 2950mm.

3.8) Whatever the finishing piece (wood or plastic) located on the above, it must contain a hole for fitting the flapper pin.

3.9) No internal reinforcement of the rig will be allowed.

3.10) The boom should have 3 handles, being (measured in the center of the handle):

3.10.1) Anterior, at a maximum distance of 500mm from the front limit of the boom, will serve to fit the “donkey”.

3.10.2) Intermediate, between 1560mm and 1620mm from the anterior limit of the boom, will serve to fit the sheet block which directs it to the ratchet block.

3.10.3) Posterior, between 2760mm and 2820 of the same limit (anterior of the boom) that will serve for the other block of the sheet that directs the cable to the girl scout (or traveler).


4.1) The systems for regulating the tension of the mat, forehead and donkey will be free, maintaining the original functions.

4.2) No means will be allowed to fix, even if provisionally, the girl scout (or traveler) must run free on his cord without any kind of interference.

4.3) The blocks and the sheet cord are free, and a ratchet block can be used. The sheet path, from the cockpit block to the block or hole at the limit rear boom cannot be modified.

4.4) It will not be allowed to place “wolf’s mouth” on the front end of the boom in order to eliminate the garlindéu.


5.1) The bowline can be made of wood or fiberglass (or both together). As fiberglass, the use of foam as a core is free. It is prohibited to use any type of metal is for structural purposes when lowering its gravity center. The bowline’s center of gravity should be at most
120mm up or down from the center.

5.2) The maximum length of the bow will be 870mm measured, with it fitted
in the bowline box until its final stroke, from the level of the lower hull and in the middle of the width of the bow up to the end of the bow, also in half its width (see
above); their widths should be a maximum of 290mm and 315mm, as shown  and at least 265mm and 290mm, respectively.

5.3) The leading edge chamfer should be a maximum of 50mm and the leading edge
trailing edge should be a maximum of 144mm.

5.4) The maximum thickness of the bow must be 26mm and the minimum 20mm.
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5.5) The use of the fixed limiter that controls the course of the bow will be mandatory, not
the same can be done by cables and or any other mobile devices.

5.6) The bowline will not have the minimum weight required.

5.7) In the case of a wooden roll it can be varnished or painted. It will not be allowed to use any type of moving wedges inside the box
of bowline.

6.1) The rudder assembly, including the skirt; mother cane and extension, have no weight
minimum required.

6.2) The rudder skirt can be made of wood or fiberglass (or both together) without a core or any other metal component. In being fiber of glass, the use of foam as a soul is free. The use of any type of metal is for structural purpose when lowering its center of gravity. The rudder mother should be an independent part of the skirt and made in

6.3) The tiller and its extension are free in its shape, materials and measures.

6.4) The maximum allowed distance between the bottom of the upper loop of the rudder, until the end of the skirt, should be 885mm (see figure)

6.5) The rudder skirt chamfer (leading edge) will be a maximum of 50mm and the trailing edge chamfer will be a maximum of 120mm.

6.6) The maximum width of the rudder skirt will be 245mm and the minimum 220mm.

6.7) The maximum thickness of the rudder skirt will be 23mm and minimum 17mm.


7.1) The candle must have the following basic maximum measures, which must be taken from end to end and not between the eyes:

7.1.1) Leech: 5150mm measured from the top of the sail,
disregarding the sleeve or protection. If the candle does not end in
vertex, this will be defined by the extension of the measures.

7.1.2) Forehead: 4950mm.

7.1.3) Mat (including sleeve): 2810mm.

7.1.4) Mooring: 5070mm.

7.2) The sleeve, both at the top and at the bottom, must have a maximum of 130mm wide and their lines must run parallel, with no measured above the specified 130mm.

7.3) The splint bags must have the following maximum measures:

7.3.1) Upper: 480mm at ¾ of the leech.

7.3.2) Intermediate: 630mm to ½ of the leech.

7.3.3) Lower: 630mm at ¼ of the leech.

7.4) The maximum secondary measures should be as follows (these measures
include mango):

7.4.1) 1040mm ¾ of the leech to ¾ of the forehead.

7.4.2) 1810mm of ½ of the leech to ½ of the forehead.

7.4.3) 2410mm ¼ of the leech to ¼ of the forehead.

m5) The candle fabrics allowed for the Dingue Class will be: Polyester (Dacron),
Polypropylene (Prolan), and Polyester films without fabric weft.


8.1) The numbers should be dark, preferably red, green,
black or blue.

8.2) Your measurements (with a tolerance of 10mm more or less) should
be: 300mm for height; 200mm for its width (except for number 1), and its thickness should be equal to 45mm, with a minimum spacing of 50mm between

8.3) The start of gluing the numerals will take place with 100mm spacing from the
leech (with a tolerance of 20mm more or less) and the spacing
between them once established, it should be the same among all.
Brazilian Dingue Class Association.

8.4) Numerals on the starboard side should preferably be placed above on the port side.

8.5) The numerals must be applied according to the specifications of the drawing shown above.

8.6) The use of representative letters with the initials of the state of the federation which the boat represents with positioning described in the drawing above. If the candle does not have the letters UF, nothing can be fixed or
drawn in the same place.

8.7) Every candle must contain the Dingue Class symbol, which must be placed in the position of the upper quarter of the candle, on both sides of the candle, above the bag upper splint, according to the specific drawing previously presented, accepting a variation of 30mm in its measurements.
Rio de Janeiro, July 30, 2003. (with changes made on 11/15/2005,
11/03/2006, 11/17/2007 and 5/2/2008)
ABCD Brazilian Association of the Dingue Class.