The Aalborg dinghy Aletha was designed by Aage Utzon (architect Jørn Utzon's dad) in Aalborg in 1929. The Aalborg dinghy is a representative of Denmark's earliest sports riding.
There have been sailed race before, but with the Aalborg dinghy there was an actual type, that surpassed competing boats. Already in 1940 it was therefore recognized as mandatory training boat for sea scouts in Denmark.
It is a sensible small vessel that do well even in rough weather. Safety has been a key element to the designer. It is fitted with air boxes under the seats and ring tire is designed in such a way that the helmsman is the first to the heel that gets wet, and thus the first to be made aware that there is danger ahead.
Facts about the Aalborg dinghy Aletha (1929)
Overall length: 5.50 m
Length in waterline: 4.75 m
Depth: 0.50 m