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Class Boats

When talking sailboats.............when buying, or sailing............What does it really mean, the term.............Class boat.............???????? I have asked this of several people, and it seems I keep getting different answers..........how important is it to buy or own a "Class Boat" ? I have a 24ft. American Mariner and we are very happy with it..........Is it what they would call a ........Class Boat ?

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Chuck,

Others on this site are more knowledgeable than I, but this site might clarify the term for you:

http://sailing.about.com/od/typesofb...one_design.htm

Basically, a "class boat" is the same as a "one-design" boat-- a racing boat that may be built for years (decades?) according to specific measurements and weight requirements, so that when they race the differences between the boats are limited.

One of our two boats is a "class boat," even though it was built in 1967 and hasn't been made for some years. However, there is a still an active local fleet with racing and cruising and supportive meetings, and there are local sail lofts and boat yards that really know the boat and how to supply, maintain and repair it when I need help. In fact, as I rebuilt the boat, I was even given parts from fleet members who wanted to help us along.

So, is having a class boat important? I'd say it's not a bad idea if you can get the support that we did locally. It's not a requirement to race the boat (we haven't yet), but we'll soon be trying it out (for fun and learning, not competition).

Good luck!

Jim H

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