The 3000 offers fast, exciting yet easy sailing, particularly for lighter sailors - couples, parent-child and teenage combinations are common at 3000 events. A modest rig size and forgiving nature means that if other classes are sailing on a windy day, any reasonably competently crewed 3000 will be able to join them and enjoy a sparkling sail.
The boat is designed for use with an asymetric spinnaker and a trapeze, but can be sailed in moderate wind conditions without using a trapeze. It has a lightweight hull that makes it relatively easy to launch and recover and in fact can be sailed single-handed by an experienced helm. It is fitted with a dagger-board, similar to the Laser which must be raised for launching and recovery.
Last updated 15:00 on 28 February 2021