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Bermuda Rigged Sloop

Bermuda Rigged Sloop
Bermuda Rigged Sloop

A Bermuda Rigged Sloop is a "typical" rig for modern sailboats, with a triangular sail.

They are simpler than gaff-rigged Help quadrilateral sail attached at the top to a gaff, have less weight topside, and usually better upwind.

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Francis Lee

Stats Stats for Francis Lee
length62
beam9.8
height
draft10
displacement9.5
sailarea1185
built2014
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Designer: Bob Perry
Builder: Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building (2014)
Home Port: Blakely Harbor WA
  • Bermuda rigged sloop
  • "USA-1" on mainsail.
  • Fractional rig, high aspect sails
  • Slender double-ender (the stern is pointy, like a Viking longship, not a flat transom like most modern boats)
  • White hull, dark blue bootstripea decorative horizontal stripe along the waterline, black bottompaintpaint below the waterline, usually to discourage weeds, barnacles, and decay.

Francis Lee is a one-off Bob Perry design built at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Her old school strip planked cedar over fir hull is mixed with high-tech: a carbon fiber rig and foam core composite topside.

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Isobar

Stats Stats for Isobar
length45
beam12
height
draft7.5
displacement14
sailarea
built1962
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Designer: Les & Don Harlander
Builder: Cheoy Lee (Hong Kong) (1962)
Home Port: Lynnwood WA
  • White hull and deck, Teak decks and rails
  • Low aspect mainsail (short and fat)
  • Light blue spinnaker with Isobird logo

Built in Hong Kong of strip planked mahogany with a teak deck, and designed for the TransPac race, which she finished in 63 and 65. In 1976, while sailing to England, she was crippled by a gale, rescued, and refit.

In 1992 she started east from San Francisco on a circumnavigation. Her Captain had so much fun that she spent 7 years in Europe, reportedly being the first American yacht to sail up the Neva River to St. Petersburg, Russia. Eventually making her way to Thailand, where she cruised and raced: winning the Classic division of the Thai King’s Cup Regatta 1999, and second in the Raja Muda International Regatta in 2001. Unfortunately, her captain, Richard Steinke, passed away in the Phillipines on the return trip. Don't ever stop in the Philippines on a circumnavigation!.

While under repair in Malasia, Isobar was badly damaged by the Tsunami in 2004 and laid up for more repairs. She was shipped to Seattle and underwent more restoration, ready for more adventures.


Iris

Stats Stats for Iris
length42
beam9
height
draft4
displacement
sailarea
built1934
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Designer: John Alden
Builder: W. F. Stone (SFO) (1934)
Home Port: Friday Harbor WA
  • Bermuda rigged cutter. #66 on mainsail.
  • White hull with green covestripea decorative horizontal stripe along the top line of planking of the hull , green bottompaintpaint below the waterline, usually to discourage weeds, barnacles, and decay, and black bootstripea decorative horizontal stripe along the waterline.
  • Bowsprit Wikipedia A spar entending forward from the bow, typically used to anchor a forestay. and Boomkina spar or arched projection off the stern of the ship, typically to hold stays.
  • Usually flies a red and yellow pennant from top of mainmast.
  • In fair winds flies a bright green and purple striped genoaa large jib the overlaps the mainsail. a.k.a. 'Genny'.

Built with prime Port Orford Cedar, and designed as a "daysailer" for a father and daughter - the daughter was named "Iris". She moved to the Puget Sound area in the 70s. Fittingly, she is still owned by a (different) father and daughter team.

Tumblehome

Stats Stats for Tumblehome
length42
beam12
height
draft6.3
displacement9
sailarea
built1989
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Designer: Scott Sprague
Builder: Scott Sprague (1989)
Home Port: Poulsbo WA
  • Bermuda Rigged Sloop
  • Fractional-rigged Help Where the forestay (that carries the jib) does not reach all the way to the top of the mast.: The short jibA triangular sail set in front of the foremast does not reach the top of the mast.
  • Gold over teak covestripea decorative horizontal stripe along the top line of planking of the hull
  • Arched very curvy wheel house
  • Varnished spruce rotating wing mast.

An eclectic blend of old and new, built at the owner's shop on Bainbridge Island. Laminated cedar/epoxy hull. The interior includes Alaskan yellow cedar and Honduran mahogany.

Silvana

Stats Stats for Silvana
length40.5
beam11
height
draft5
displacement
sailarea
built1997
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Designer: Lyle Hess
Builder: Ernest Mellstrom (1997)
Home Port: Ladysmith BC
  • Bermuda rigged Sloop (Cutter Help Having two or more jibs)
  • Blue/Teal Covestripea decorative horizontal stripe along the top line of planking of the hull

A Lyle Hess design, based upon traditional British Channel Pilot Cutter designs, Silvana is triple diagonal cold molded Offshore Sailboat. She was built on Salt Spring Island BC, and features wood spars, a teak Deck, and bronze Hardware.

Haida

Stats Stats for Haida
length40
beam10
height
draft6.2
displacement
sailarea
built1965
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Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Builder: Far East Yachts (Japan) (1965)
Home Port: Lopez Island WA
  • Medium-sized Bermuda-rigged Cutter Help Having two or more jibs
  • White hull and cabin, red bottompaintpaint below the waterline, usually to discourage weeds, barnacles, and decay
  • Spruce spars

Designed by Sparkman & Stephens in 1965, Haida is reportedly the last design they did with a traditional "full" keel and attached rudder. Double planked mahogany over ipol frames, copper riveted with a lead keel and bronze keel bolts. She raced in the '60s and '70s and has sailed as far as Hawaii.

Pirate

Stats Stats for Pirate
length39.25
beam8
height
draft5.5
displacement5.45
sailarea
built1926
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Designer: L.E. "Ted" Geary
Builder: Lake Union Drydock Co. (1926)
Home Port: Seattle WA
  • R Class Racing Sloop
  • R and 11 on mainsail
  • Fractional-rigged Help Where the forestay (that carries the jib) does not reach all the way to the top of the mast.: The short jibA triangular sail set in front of the foremast does not reach the top of the mast.
  • Extensive overhangs at bow and stern (for race class design)
  • White hull

Pirate is on the U.S. Register of Historic Properties, The Washington State Historic Register and the Historic American Engineering Record. She was the first West-coast designed & built racer ever to compete on the Eastern Seaboard, where she won the National Championship in 1929. In 1935, co-skippered by designer Ted Geary, she won the San Diego Lipton Cup.

The keel and structural members are solid full-length Douglas fir timbers with no scarfs or joints. The hull was double-planked with red cedar inside and Burma teak outside, and the decks and house were built of double-diagonal red cedar.

Summertime of Wight

Stats Stats for Summertime of Wight
length33
beam9.7
height
draft6
displacement
sailarea
built1965 Victoria BC
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Designer: Raymond Wall
Builder: W.A. Souter (1965 Victoria BC)
  • Bermuda rigged sloop
  • Dark blue bottompaintpaint below the waterline, usually to discourage weeds, barnacles, and decay

Summertime of Wight was commissioned by Sir Peter Johnson to compete as an offshore racer according to Royal Ocean Racing Club rules, and raced extensively around France and the British Isles. She was built on the Isle of Wight.

Since then she has sailed around Victoria and Vancouver CA, and raced in the Swiftsure.

Tyke

Stats Stats for Tyke
length30
beam7.6
height
draft4
displacement
sailarea
built1954
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Designer: William Atkins
Builder: Ted Engerbretson (1954)
Home Port: Nordland WA
  • Bermuda rigged sloop
  • Double-ended Help Where both bow and stern are pointed. (as on a Viking longship)
  • White hull, red bottompaintpaint below the waterline, usually to discourage weeds, barnacles, and decay

Tyke is a classic Atkins Eric Junior design. Traditional carvel construction – Port Orford Cedar planking on White Oak frames. Restored in 2006, with mast and rigging refreshed in 2017.

Pax

Stats Stats for Pax
length29
beam9.5
height
draft5.9
displacement
sailarea
built1936
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Designer: MSJ Hansen
Builder: Karl Thomsen, Denmark (1936)
Home Port: Port Townsend WA
  • Bermuda rigged sloop
  • S45 on mainsail
  • Fractional-rigged Help Where the forestay (that carries the jib) does not reach all the way to the top of the mast.: The short jibA triangular sail set in front of the foremast does not reach the top of the mast.
  • Tall wooden mast with white tip
  • Double-ended Help Where both bow and stern are pointed. (as on a Viking longship)
  • Curvaceous white hull, wood cabin with white roof, prominent wood tiller.
  • Wide beam, deep keel

A classic Danish double ended spidsgatter built in 1936, restored in the 1980s in B.C.
Oak frames with European larch planking, mahogany cabin, Yew tiller. Bought by Kaci Cronkhite in 2007 and the subject of her book, Finding Pax

Cito

Stats Stats for Cito
length29
beam8.5
height
draft4.9
displacement
sailarea
built1935
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Designer: M.S.J.Hansen
Builder: J Wass, Copenhagen (1935)
Home Port: Port Townsend WA
  • Bermuda rigged sloop
  • S38 on mainsail
  • Fractional-rigged Help Where the forestay (that carries the jib) does not reach all the way to the top of the mast.: The short jibA triangular sail set in front of the foremast does not reach the top of the mast.
  • Tall wooden mast with white tip
  • Wood Boomkina spar or arched projection off the stern of the ship, typically to hold stays for the backstay. Wide beam.
  • Double-ended Help Where both bow and stern are pointed. (as on a Viking longship)
  • Curvaceous White hull, wood cabin with white roof, prominent white rudder.

Danish 38M2 class double ended spidsgatter built in 1936. The Germans used her lead keel for bullets during WW2. Sold to Canadian owners in the mid 1950s, where she spent many years, then brought to Port Townsend in 2002 and restored.

Flygburen

Stats Stats for Flygburen
length27.3
beam6.3
height
draft4.4
displacement
sailarea220
built1994
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Designer: Knud Reimers
Builder: Andy McConkey (1994)
Home Port: Bainbridge WA
  • Bermuda rigged Sloop
  • Fractional-rigged Help Where the forestay (that carries the jib) does not reach all the way to the top of the mast.: The short jibA triangular sail set in front of the foremast does not reach the top of the mast.
  • Double-ended Help Where both bow and stern are pointed. (as on a Viking longship)
  • Dark Blue hull
  • Long wooden tiller
  • Dark grey spinnaker

Flygburen is a Tumlare class designed by Knud Reimers in 1933. Built in 1994, her hull is cold molded Western Red Cedar, lighter and stronger than a planked hull. She has sailed in the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands.