Monday, February 21, 2011

Windalier - Design 1615

I snapped these shots over 10 years ago up in Maine. Windalier is a great old classic boat, built by Abeking & Rasmussen of Germany and launched in 1962. She is framed in white oak, double planked with mahogany over cedar and uses silicon bronze for fasteners. She has fore and aft centerboards.

She was completely updated and restored around the time of these images. This included the installation of a carbon fiber main mast and an increase in rig height.

This is the best we can do for a sailing shot, taken onboard!

Note this proper lee board - folds under the cushion when not in use and it's taper adds a nice bolster to the cushion.

This detail is of her main (forward) centerboard lanyard being led to the cockpit and a winch.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 58'-4"
LWL 39'-0"
Beam 14'-4"
Draft 5'-6"
Displacement 54,464 lbs
Ballast 14,200 lbs
Sail Area 1,476 sq ft

1 comment:


    We saw Windalier at the US Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis last night. Her mizzen's pig stick flew an S&S burgee.