She is a very forgiving vessel for general sailing and racing, and for ASA 101, she is just perfect. Also, Introduction to Sailing students and Club Members will enjoy her maneuverability and easy handling. She is responsive and turns on the dime. She is claimed to be unsinkable, and it is a highly safe boat to practice entry and advanced levels of sailing. She can be totally submerged and still floats - sees pictures on the right taken during swamping tests.
Everyone enjoys sailing on her. The crew is supported by lifelines and railing, significantly limiting the chance of falling overboard. Her large cockpit accommodates a team of five comfortably and is not crowded. This sailboat allows students to learn without worrying about safety.
She is 26 feet long with a 5-foot draft, which balances her sailing. Her sails are very easy to trim, and her maneuverability is exceptional. How good of a boat is she? Well, Knickerbocker Yacht Club in Port Washington, NY, used those boats for the World Cup Match Racing, and some very famous and the best in the world sailors sailed her. Now, here is your chance. She truly loves to sail!
This yawl is fully equipped for ocean adventure. Although she is an older sailboat, she carried us all over the sea for over 35 years, cruising and racing. She is a well-built and seaworthy vessel that sailed through many storms. We will use her at ASA 103, ASA 104, and ASA 106. She is also available for captained charters. If you are looking for real seamanship, she is the one! She has three sails, she is 45 feet in length, and she has a draft of 5/10 feet (centerboard up/down). She always gives us an adventure and excellent sailing. After so many storms and finishing four stormy Newport-Bermuda Races, Halifax Races, and many, many others, we know that:
For over 50,000 Nm, she always carried us back to the safe harbor!