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#23 - Water Sports

The Boat Anybody Can Sail

The IZIBoat (Courtesy of IZIBoat)

Who hasn’t dreamed of gliding along the water in a sailboat and then been cut short in this fantasy due to the complexity of sailing? So many ropes, knots, technical things to know…Well the IZIBoat aims to solve this problem.

Dreamed up by windsurfer François Tissier in 1999 while in a Caledonian lagoon, the IZIBoat was designed to be able to sail from island to island. Tissier wanted to create a sailboat with central steering that could be dismantled. He created several prototypes on the Pacifique before moving to Ré island to work on developing the boat. After 8 years of research and development, the IZIBoat was born.

Ideal for holiday goers and families, it is easy to sail, transportable, can be taken apart and put back together and most importantly: fun. After just five minutes of explanations you can sail away on your own. It fits 2 adults and 2 children in its hammock seat and all of the controls are within reach. It only needs 30 cm of water to sail, so the IZIBoat is always ready to go!

About the Author

Monica Hutchings is a Canadian writer and translator who has worked on everything from technical descriptions to academic journals. She is also our in-house English translator.

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