The Skeeta


A highly-developed but forgiving foiling machine with amazing performance. 

Incorporating all round performance and reliability.  Designed for 60 - 100 kg sailors, its the boat where sailors can plane upwind and foil-tack with the best of them.  The Skeeta was selected in 2021 by SailGP USA as part of their foiling pathway development programme.


Find out more in the Features section below


The Skeeta comes in either the 8.5m2 or 9.5m2 rig option


Length 3.6m (12ft)
Width without wings 1.26m
Width with wings 2.3m
Hull weight 35kg's
Sail area 8.5m2 or 9.5m2
Sailor weight range 60 -100kg's



Aluminium collapsible beach trolley

Black anodised alloy boom

Two-piece Carbon mast

Mylar sail

Foiling kit pre-installed and pre-set


Displacement foil insert tip

Rudderbox with alloy tiller and extension

Padded foil bag

Padded mast bag

Padded full hull cover

Padded hiking straps


Boat Summary

Sailors are no longer left waiting for a breeze to go sailing. The Skeeta is fun and capable of sailing in all safe wind ranges. It is much more stable than narrow skiffs and can be sailed without hydrofoils, making it far more versatile as an all-purpose dinghy. The hull is simple, robust, unsinkable and quick to rig.

Skeeta is suited to sailors of all levels: from beginners to professionals. Add the foils and it is a highly-developed but forgiving foiling machine with amazing performance, close to that of the International Moth. Sailors can plane upwind and foil-tack with the best of them.


The Scow Hull

The iconic scow shape has been around for many generations. Skeeta's hull shape has been optimised for displacement sailing and foiling through more than 50 years of in-house scow development by Jim French and Dr Ian Ward.

The low deck height makes it incredibly easy for people of all ages to be able to get on board quickly and safely. The cockpit area also has padded EVA foam for comfort and grip.


The Foils

Skeeta's foiling system is a culmination of more than 20 years' development with freely-pivoting foils. The foiling system provides low drag and minimises the risk of crashes experienced by most other foiling systems. At the heart of the control system is a fully-retractable bow wand, which provides unparalleled control and versatility. All this means there is no need to adjust the rudder's angle of attack whilst sailing.


The vertical foils are fully-retractable and do not interfere with the boom when leaving and returning to shore. The lifting foils can be easily clipped on or off, all by the push of a button, meaning there is no need to tip the boat over when rigging or launching.


Sailors can fully-adjust the wand on-the-fly, increasing or reducing the foiling ride-height to the desired level. This allows the boat to immediately and safely return to displacement mode in the event of surprising weather conditions like stormy winds.  


All Skeeta's come with inserts that clip into the vertical foils to use for displacement sailing.


The Wings

Skeeta's wings can easily and quickly be removed in less than five seconds. Just one pin holds them in place, making set-up even quicker. The trampolines are highlighted with bright orange stripes for safety, and come pre-assembled.


The Rig

The high-performance, over-rotating rig is the product of many years of development. It uses a vang track to dramatically reduce pressure on the mast, reducing the chance of breakages and uncontrolled sail manipulation, whilst still maintaining the high leech tension required for foiling.


The two-piece carbon fibre mast features a halyard designed specifically to make rigging and de-rigging a breeze.


The mast bases are of different lengths to suit the sail size, and all tips and bases are easily interchangeable. Fully adjustable spreaders are standard, allowing sailors of different weights to be competitive in the same class.


All models are pre-assembled and ready to hit the water out of the box.

All foiling systems are pre-set, rig up in 15 minutes and go sailing.


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