Does this mean all One metre boats are the same ?
No these rules allow boat designers to experiment and use their skills and creativity to design boats which still comply to the rules and this allows for a good variety of boat designs that can be found racing together and competitively.
Some boats like the TS2 (Australian design) are very wide and called skiff design. Some others are rather narrow and deep like the SC4 (also Australian) (Ok there are also boats designed by others than Australian like the Quattro from France and the Italico from the UK !!!).
Each design have their pro's and con's and each are performing better in some conditions rather than others. So the choice is yours.
So what do I need to start ?
Well there are really 3 options available to you :
We would recommend that you talk first to club members to get some advice prior to buying your first boat (check our list of second hand boats available). This is to ensure you get the best with your budget depending on what you want to do with it.