Hansa Sailing aims to combine simplicity in design with value for money. The company strives to achieve efficient manufacturing procedures and minimal waste, provide an enriching and positive work place for its employees, and minimize negative impacts on the environment. were originally designed to appeal to that huge majority of the world's population who would love to have a go at sailing, but find it too difficult or uninviting to do so. The result is a series of safe, stable and easy to sail craft that offer beginners and experienced sailors lots of fun – for recreation or competition sport. Hansa Sailing’s design features allow total novices of any ability to sail with little or no tuition, almost regardless of the conditions. More experienced sailors enjoy the lively response and fun of close one-design class racing. Together, the series of Hansa sailboats provide a development pathway of stepping stones from novice to high performance sailing.
The Hansa Swan represents perfect union and balance – a vehicle for the harmony of wind, sea and sailor. The flight of the Hansa also symbolizes an escape from a repetitive cycle – changing the established pattern or taking a different approach. Boats bearing the Hansa insignia are products of universal design and a philosophy of inclusion, aiming to make sailing more accessible and appealing.
The Access Class Association UK has changed its name to The Hansa Class Association UK in line with the change of name of Access Sailing Systems to Hansa Sailing Systems. More details of why this change was made is laid out below. The UK Association change came into effect on the 1st of November 2013. This website can now be accessed using our new website address of www.hansaclass.org.uk.
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