In its winning submission, Rodger Martin Design studied the design brief, not the old boat. The requirement that the boat be rowed by six people with 13-foot oars established the sheer height amidships, and much of the rest of the design flowed from that. The boat is self bailing, it has positive flotation, and a sharpie sailing rig of two identical spritsails set on unstayed carbon-fiber masts. All the rig's components stow down the center of the boat, alongside the centerboard trunk. Each of the six students has a rowing seat with personal stowage while the two instructors keep quarters in the stern.