The Zim FJ is the standard doublehanded dinghy for high school and college sailing, with an active one design class on the West Coast. It has good all around performance and rewards the tactical and savvy teams. The Zim Club FJ is an FJ Class approved junior race boat with an added spinnaker. The FJ is agile and has the ability to perform in a wide range of conditions.
Yes, it is. We actually have a personal soft spot for the boat, since we all learned and raced on these on the west coast. It's better than a 420 for sure, but, also very outdated, very slow, doesn't fit larger sailors and teaches old techniques for sailing. It's used a lot for yacht club junior racing, so, it won't die, so we have to support it.
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Despite their size, we are able to ship most boats around North America safely and inexpensively. While boats don't qualify for free shipping, we do subsidize the cost for each customer to keep it reasonable. To see your exact cost, add a boat to your cart and it will show an exact flat rate cost as you checkout. Typically, small boats ship for $300-$600, medium sized boats ship for $400-$800, and larger boats, such as the RS Venture or RS21, ship for $700-$1200.
We represent a dozen sailboat brands from all around the world. Our dinghy sailboat inventory is second to none, with at least 100 boats in stock in our warehouse at any time. Our staff has extensive experience sailing, racing, rigging, coaching and delivering boats worldwide. This is what we do: