Yankee 30 - SailNet Community
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By mlc101
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 05-22-2003 Thread Starter
msl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 184
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Yankee 30

Does anyone know about this Sparkman & Stevens design built on the west coast? It seems to be a lot like the Tartan 30.
MSL
msl is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 05-29-2003
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 51
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
Yankee 30

They have a good reputation. narrower at the beam, and a longer cockpit than the T30 if I''m thinking correct.
Heruka is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 4 Old 06-02-2003
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Yankee 30

Funny you should ask. I used to own one quite some time ago. Obviously they were built in the early 70''s, most of them, so you should get a good survey.
I thought it was one of the best 30 foot boats made. 5'' draft, 9'' beam, very well built and sailed extremely well. I sailed mine to Bermuda from the Chesapeake and it handled very well. Strong boat, nicely laid out for off shore, assuming you don''t try to put too many people on it.
The longish keel and skeg on the rudder made for excellent tracking and a decent turn of speed. I also raced it some, and it had a good PHRF rating for its size.
The interior of mine was a darkish tone of white, so in retrospect I would have hit it with some pure white paint inside.
The original motor was junk, and has probably been upgraded since built, so check that out carefully. Motor access is great, but it is a bit loud when running, since it is in the center of the main cabin. I used a Navik wind vane and it handled the boat very well, even when sailing downwind in heavy seas--with only 28" of freeboard aft, it handled much like a submarine--not a lot of windage and tons of boyancy for the size.
I loved the boat and would recommend it highly.
By the way, I also (at a different time) chartered the Tartan 30 many times and spent lots of time on them. Similar design, by S&S, but the Tartan had a 10'' beam for a little more room down below. Sailing characteristics were similar, but I believe the Yankee handled sea conditions a bit better.
If you have more questions, let me know, "mcain@tampabay.rr.com".
BYW, Let me know which one you are looking at--it would be a hoot if it were my old boat. Not too many of them were made and ended up on the east coast. I sold mine on the Chesapeake in Annapolis.
L124C likes this.
mlc101 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to mlc101 For This Useful Post:
L124C (04-07-2014)
post #4 of 4 Old 06-10-2003
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Yankee 30

The Yankee 30 owners association can be accessed at: Yankee 30 Owners Association

These are great boats that have done numerous offshore races and passanges and they''re still sailing strong after all these years.

George Fairlie and Bec Banks are currently sailing their Yankee 30 Avalon from Florida to Australia. Their cruise diary can be accessed at: Avalon's Web Diary and their position tracked at: YOTREPS Offshore Reports

Last edited by Yankee30; 07-25-2009 at 04:35 PM.
Yankee30 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yankee 24 "Seahorse" TopKnott Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 07-27-2012 08:58 AM
Yankee Clipper ??? Speedy50 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 07-23-2003 08:19 AM
Tartan 30 / Yankee 30 comparison msl Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 04-26-2003 07:16 PM
Yankee Seahorse 24 TopKnott General Discussion (sailing related) 3 03-29-2002 08:30 AM
Yankee 28 Rudder randall2v Gear & Maintenance 0 08-16-2001 11:32 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome