If you want to build a fast dinghy with a short budget you must consider building the Swallow. Using plywood and the stich-and-glue construction method, this dinghy is the typical do-it-ourself job for the enthusiastic amateur boat builder.
With a self-bailing cockpit, low profile top-sides, large transom, huge sail area with main, jib and symetrical spinnaker, the Andorinha (Swallow) is capable of exiliarating bursts of speed.
The use of epoxy throughout and the fact that externally hull and deck are protected by a fibreglass lamination ensures a low-maintenance, long lasting dinghy. With a great performance in all points of sail, swallow is a great choice to practice the sport of sailing, be it hot racing or leasure gunk-holing.