HISTORY

The first Miracles were launched in 1975, since then the Miracle has gone from strength to strength and sail numbers today exceed 4,000. From it’s design concept, the Miracle dinghy was to be the roomier, faster brother of the successful Mirror dinghy. Whilst being bigger and faster, it still had to maintain a large degree of safety. This was achieved by the design of the very forgiving hull shape which offers the experienced helm a lively and healthy turn of speed but in the hands of a novice will not put them in the water with a moments lapse of concentration. The class enjoys a full race programme all organised by the association which includes area championships and a week long national family event which caters for young and old, novice and expert alike, but is also the perfect boat to take on the family holiday, to potter down river with a picnic, or for more serious cruising adventures. The miracle has had many people who have gone on to other classes where they have achieved national, world and Olympic titles. Some have also returned with their children who are now learning what their parents already know… that the Miracle is a great boat to sail!
THE BOAT
The Miracle has a true thoroughbred pedigree and was one of the last designs to have come from the stable of the worlds foremost small sailboat designer - Jack Holt. Tens of thousands of dinghies sailed today were designed by him, such was the success of his prolific designing career. He brought sailing to the masses in the 1960's with his famous Mirror dinghy and continued to produce hugely successful designs such as the Enterprise, GP14, Cadet, Hornet, Pacer, Solo, and Streaker to name but a few. The Miracle design represented the culmination of lessons learned from his many previous designs and with Barry Read, Jack Holt developed the slot and glue method of constructing Miracles which enabled some boats to be built from kits even by inexperienced Amateurs.
The optional spinnaker (with chute), flat aft section and wide beam help to provide all the thrills and spills you'd expect from a one-design thoroughbred planing racing-boat which even downwind, remains stable enough for youth or inexperienced helm to quickly learn to control - whilst up at the top end of the fleet, world class racing helms and crews (take a look, you'll see some famous names) continually fight close battles for prime position. With it’s incredibly light weight, ample buoyancy and stowage, deceptive roominess, high stability and tolerance for differing crew weights - the Miracle is arguable the best craft for single-handed or short-handed cruising adventures either alone, with small children, or even the whole family. The forward side deck is ingeniously cut away so that the young or apprehensive can sit 'in' rather than 'on' the boat. Whether for an hour, camping or overnighting on an extended cruise, you can venture out confidently in the knowledge that should the weather deteriorate, her sail area of 95 square feet (before reefing) will remain safe and controllable even in a really hard blow...and she will even take a small outboard engine (although it's a really good idea to remember to remove it if you go racing!).
SPECIFICATIONS
PY number
1185
Length
12’ 9.5”
3.89m
Beam
5’ 2.5”
1.59m
Draft
Hull
6”
0.152m
Draft
Centreboard
3’ 6”
1.07m
Weight
Hull
130lbs
59Kg
Weight
Complete
169lbs
77Kg
Sail Area
Main
72sqft
6.8sqm
Sail Area
Jib
23sqft
2.1sqm
Sail Area
Spinnaker
80sqft
7.4Sqm
Sail Measurement  Rules 2020 Hull & Spa  Measurements 2020
Specification documents
“one-design dinghy with symmetric spinnaker raced with 2 or more crew Popular with families. Designer: Jack Holt in 1973 Construction available in: Wood FRP Composite

MIRACLE

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 169lbs / 77Kg
Rules of Measurement and Construction 2020
enquiries@miracledinghy.org THE MIRACLE ASSOCIATION Miracle Dinghy Association                                        enquiries@miracledinghy.org

Jack Holt 1912-1995

HISTORY

The first Miracles were launched in 1975, since then the Miracle has gone from strength to strength and sail numbers today exceed 4,000. From it’s design concept, the Miracle dinghy was to be the roomier, faster brother of the successful Mirror dinghy. Whilst being bigger and faster, it still had to maintain a large degree of safety. This was achieved by the design of the very forgiving hull shape which offers the experienced helm a lively and healthy turn of speed but in the hands of a novice will not put them in the water with a moments lapse of concentration. The class enjoys a full race programme all organised by the association which includes area championships and a week long national family event which caters for young and old, novice and expert alike, but is also the perfect boat to take on the family holiday, to potter down river with a picnic, or for more serious cruising adventures. The miracle has had many people who have gone on to other classes where they have achieved national, world and Olympic titles. Some have also returned with their children who are now learning what their parents already know… that the Miracle is a great boat to sail!
THE BOAT
The Miracle has a true thoroughbred pedigree and was one of the last designs to have come from the stable of the worlds foremost small sailboat designer - Jack Holt. Tens of thousands of dinghies sailed today were designed by him, such was the success of his prolific designing career. He brought sailing to the masses in the 1960's with his famous Mirror dinghy and continued to produce hugely successful designs such as the Enterprise, GP14, Cadet, Hornet, Pacer, Solo, and Streaker to name but a few. The Miracle design represented the culmination of lessons learned from his many previous designs and with Barry Read, Jack Holt developed the slot and glue method of constructing Miracles which enabled some boats to be built from kits even by inexperienced Amateurs.
The optional spinnaker (with chute), flat aft section and wide beam help to provide all the thrills and spills you'd expect from a one-design thoroughbred planing racing- boat which even downwind, remains stable enough for youth or inexperienced helm to quickly learn to control - whilst up at the top end of the fleet, world class racing helms and crews (take a look, you'll see some famous names) continually fight close battles for prime position. With it’s incredibly light weight, ample buoyancy and stowage, deceptive roominess, high stability and tolerance for differing crew weights - the Miracle is arguable the best craft for single-handed or short-handed cruising adventures either alone, with small children, or even the whole family. The forward side deck is ingeniously cut away so that the young or apprehensive can sit 'in' rather than 'on' the boat. Whether for an hour, camping or overnighting on an extended cruise, you can venture out confidently in the knowledge that should the weather deteriorate, her sail area of 95 square feet (before reefing) will remain safe and controllable even in a really hard blow...and she will even take a small outboard engine (although it's a really good idea to remember to remove it if you go racing!).
SPECIFICATIONS
PY number
1185
Length
12’ 9.5”
3.89m
Beam
5’ 2.5”
1.59m
Draft
Hull
6”
0.152m
Draft
Centreboard
3’ 6”
1.07m
Weight
Hull
130lbs
59Kg
Weight
Complete
169lbs
77Kg
Sail Area
Main
72sqft
6.8sqm
Sail Area
Jib
23sqft
2.1sqm
Sail Area
Spinnaker
80sqft
7.4Sqm
MIRACLE  SPECIFICATIONS One-design dinghy with symmetric spinnaker raced with 2 or more crew, popular with families  Designer: Jack Holt in 1973 Construction available in:  •	Wood •	FRP •	Composite Weight: 169lbs / 77Kg

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Sail Measurement  Rules 2020