OUR FLEET

OUR FLEET

10 O’Day Widgeons

20 Optimists

12 420s

6 Powerboats

All classes are taught in these Club-owned boats, although some Opti sailors sail their own boats.

Widgeon

The Widgeon is an excellent all-around displacement sailing dinghy — simple enough for young children to handle, but large enough to comfortably carry adults. We have used Widgeons with great success for over 45 years at all levels from beginner through advanced. (Yes, they were the Sailing School’s racing boat in the 1970s and 1980s!) They are stable, responsive, and rigged with a variety of sail controls.

Length: 12′ 4″

Weight: 180 lbs

Sail area: 90 square feet

International Optimist Dinghy

The Optimist Class (Opti) is the largest one-design sailing boat in the world. It is safe and simple enough for very young children to sail, yet lively and exciting enough for kids up to 15 to race in international competition.

Length: 7′ 6.5″

Weight: 77 lbs

Sail area: 35 square feet

Club 420

The Club 420 is a lightweight, high-performance, planing dinghy that is fast and exciting to sail. It also provides the additional excitement and challenge of a spinnaker and trapeze. There are ample opportunities to compete in the Club 420 in a wide range of local regattas and throughout the USA.

Length: 13′ 9″

Weight: 230 lbs

Sail area: 110 square fee

Safety Boats

All classes are accompanied by an appropriate number of powerboats.