Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Orchard Park, NY
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That be a C&C 29
Mine is blue. Check the transom on the left and you will see the HIN which gives you the mfg and date of construction along with the serial. Boat was an adaptation of C&C's winning half tonner, on which they added a cabin to fulfill a request from the folks at Youngstown YC for a family cruiser that could also be raced in club events. Over the past 30 years the fleet here in lower Niagara has sailed as a one design, although now they tend to PHRF (rated at 170). It was called a 29 because they at the same time had an older design which was known as the C&C 30, stiffer and slower and many more sold. That boat could be built here at Niagara on the Lake, or in Middletown RI. The boats built in Kiel Germany had a different cabin design on deck.
They are a round bottom IOR design and you should really aggressively manage the sail plan to keep her on her feet. They are pretty damn fast and sail like a dingy (well given the waterline of 24 feet of course). Ron Mazza the designer once told me that the boat was 29.75ft. long because at 30ft you owe American Customs $35 yearly clearance fee. George Hinterholler who built them told me the only way this boat could hurt you, was if you drove it into a breakwall.
I could go on for ever but why do you ask?