2015 Beneteau ASA 22
Beneteau and the American Sailing Association (ASA) have collaborated in creating the First 22, a fiberglass sailboat built specifically as a one-design sail training vessel. Its cockpit is extra large to accommodate 4 adult students and an instructor -- all sitting on one side of the cockpit. She has twin rudders, a swing keel and draws just 2'4" (.71 m) with keel up. Most important she is easy to sail. The First 22 makes a perfect entry-level sailboat and is available to all, not just sailing schools.
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Beneteau America and the ASA are revealing the fruit of their collaboration: the ASA First 22. A new ASA-exclusive sail training vessel using Beneteau’s popular First 20 as its inspiration.
Beneteau gets back to basics with the First 22. This trainer/daysailer has been designed specifically for the novice. Her sail plan is simple and designed to wring the last knot out of any breeze. She also features a hull with positive flotation and an extended cockpit to accommodate more family, friends or students. She is nimble, safe, easy to handle and – most importantly – FUN!
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 research and development team at Beneteau used input from ASA instructors, schools, and leading competitive sailors to refine and adapt the design of its very successful First 20.