The Mini 6.50, although tiny in length, are perfect for crossing the Atlantic: fast and reliable. They are divided into two categories of boats, for two different states of mind.
true laboratories for naval architects
Prototypes represent a unique category of boats. They are truly state-of-the-art sailing boats which, for the most part, only exist as a single specimen and have a relatively open measurement standards.
As proof, the only condition to be respected is the 6.50m length. It is therefore the ideal model to test new ideas such as the Scow type bows that are gradually starting to spread to other classes.
Today, a high-performance prototype is still made of carbon, with daggerboards, ballast tanks and even, foils. In a nutshell, a machine both in technology and racing.
allowing sailors to make a difference
Since the beginning of the 90s, another category of boat was born, production boats. The latest category must meet stricter measurement standards and exist in several specimens (at least ten). No carbon for the hull design, nor for the mast design. No daggerboards or ballasts either. The idea is as follows, to limit as much as possible the differences between production boats in order to control costs and make the support accessible to the greatest number, but also and above all, it is the sailor who makes the difference.
Today, there are several kinds of production boats on the circuit: the Nacira, the Super Calin, the Argo, the Ofcet, the Pogo 1, 2 and 3, the Dingo, the Ginto, the Maxi 6.50, the Vector 6.50, etc. Each one has its own assets.