(originally printed in the May 1998 issue) Sabot - Capri 14.2 - Coronado 15 By Ann Turner, Ed Jones, Dick Ohst, Michael Riemann and Jim Holder US Sabot- By Ann Turner For many years, the Sabot has sailed the waters. This eight foot dinghy is often seen with a young skipper on the tiller as it is easy to handle with only one sail. The US Sabot, with the distinctive wooden shoe insignia, is considered the perfect first boat for the beginning sailor. The US Sabot is popular with junior sailing programs. It offers all the sail controls of a larger boat, so sailors can develop a full range of sail trimming skills. The US Sabot allows the basic sailing fundamentals to be learned and develop water safety skills. The more experienced sailors learn "go fast" sailing techniques, advanced "right of way" rules and racing skills.