The Swift Solo is the high performance three sail single-handed skiff. It was designed in 2000 by Bram Dally and the class was formed in 2003. We currently have more than 90 boats either under construction or completed in 16 countries(see list).
Design and Construction Features:
S-glass / carbon Kevlar construction with beautiful cedar core (instead of foam) for extraordinary durability and a long competitive life
Self tacking / self sheeting jib for manageability, balance and speed
Stand up and walk through design for easy tacking and jibing
Self launching spinnaker and spinnaker pole with automatic halyard cleating and uncleating for quick and easy sets and douses
All carbon spars including spinnaker pole for easy righting and a lower center of gravity
Innovative on-boom sheet cleating and single sheet control system for main and jib—a must for three sail single handed sailing.
Jib halyard and tack adjustments led to both wings for easy jib luff and leech control
All standing rigging is adjustable on-the-water
Sailcloth and sail design oriented around long term durability and competitive life expectancy
3 years of non-stop research and development have produced the fastest easy-to-handle single-handed skiff available.
Design emphasis was placed on safety since single-handed sailing and training is often done outside of the view of potential rescuers. The rig and sail design was developed for on-the-water adjustability to permit rapid mast bend changes for de-powering.
Best of all, you can go sailing or racing without dealing with another crew members’ schedule. You’ll find yourself on the water far more often with significantly less hassle.
Our rules have an eye toward keeping long-term costs at a minimum while allowing running rigging innovation.
We think you’ll find our people to be the friendliest and most helpful sailors anywhere. Come and join our revolutionary class by building your own. Building this skiff is far easier than it looks.
There is nothing quite like sailing a skiff that you've built yourself. In addition to our regular technical support, you'll get excellent advice from our member / builders who have just completed the process themselves. Just click here for access.