Crew: 2 man crew.
Dimensions: 4.065 meters in length and ±95kg.
Sail Area: Main & Jib: 9.75 square meters, spinnaker is 7.4 square meters.
Class: Restricted (hull shape remains the same from year to year)
Characteristics: Monohull Construction Fiberglass Trapeze.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
The Lark was designed in 1966 by Michael Jackson, and is one of the fastest non trapeze dinghies around. The class is suited to a wide range of crew weights typically from 18 stone up to 25 stone. The deck and cockpit have been designed to aid comfortable sitting-out with smooth rounded inwales. All Larks are made of glass-reinforced plastic (GRP). The Lark is a one-design class which leads to very close racing.
The boat is very popular in the UK with a new builder (Ovington boats) signed up in 2010. In the UK the class became very popular through the university team racing circuit. The boat was also popular in clubs as it is suited to a wide range of crew weights, typically from 18 stone up to 25 stone. This class is well known for its social events and the Masters continue this tradition with an event every two years.
Ullman sails produce both a racing and cruising design and specification for the Lark dinghy. Both designs offer good performance however the race sails offer a little more performance for those prepared to tweak. The cruising sails are a little more forgiving to trim and manufactured from a softer finish Dacron, have increased durability ideal for training and match racing