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The new sailboat, First 22, is being produced in Beneteau’s factory of Marion, South Carolina. Some of its features include an extended cockpit to give students and instructors more room, a rig designed specifically for sail training, and ergonomic and safety innovations to ensure that every sail is comfortable and safe.
The Finot Conq & Associates design resembles that of the popular First 20 but with a deck and rig specifically developed to enhance the learning experience of the students. In fact, the research and development team at Beneteau has used input from ASA instructors, students, and leading competitive sailors to perfect the design. The First 22 will be offered both as an Owner’s version and the ASA First 22 for ASA schools to introduce students to the wonderful world of sailing.