The Lark is a small two person dinghy
mostly popular in England
. However the Lark is also used in U.S. college sailing
. Two schools which currently sail Larks are Tufts
. They were used in the 2000 College Nationals with great successes.
The primary charateristics
of a Lark are its low freeboard
and tapered mast
. Both of of these features make it very different to sail than other college boats
such as the 420
. Between the tapered rig and high aspect ratio foils
the Lark is a very efficient design, and the recent redesign makes it even more compelling.
The Lark was designed in 1966
by Michael Jackson