When you are sailing, the oars can be easily attached in the boat, by the fasteners provided. It doesn’t get in the way when you are sailing. It is advisable to store the sliding seat in the storage compartments. The entire rowing station as well as the racks are completely removable. You can also sail double or solo on this boat. If the wind is too strong, it is possible to take a reef in the mainsail. The recall strap also allows you to stabilize in the boat and reduce the list.
The LiteXP 16 is a very stable dinghy, the boat can lie down in the water, the waterproof mast limits the risk of completely overturning. You just need to press lightly on the rudder to straighten the boat. The low freeboard height makes it easy to get back on board with the help of the recall strap. The boat is unsinkable.
The cockpit is self-draining thanks to its self-bailer. If you want to remove the water at a very low speed you can use a bailer. The gennaker (optional) will give you more speed when you navigate in downwinds. The gennaker can be used from a crosswind, depending on the strength of the wind. Top downwind speeds can reach 15 knots in sustained wind. The boat climbs up to 45 ° to the wind, this may vary in rough seas.