Friday, December 16, 2011

Design 2281 - NYYC 50

The image above is actually of a New York Yacht Club 48, design #2281-C1. Before we get into a discussion about that design (which will be covered in a future posting), we must first set the stage.

In the spring of 1976 the NYYC received proposals from 18 design firms regarding a new one design class design that the NYYC had solicited late the previous year. The action was in response to the club's desire to encourage level racing by developing a new cruiser-racer class. The design brief was for a boat that would rate well under I.O.R. but would not do so at the expense of cruising and offshore sailing comfort. In addition the boat should be capable to access the Intercoastal Waterway, the Chesapeake Bay and the Bahamas and be manageable by a husband and wife team alone when cruising.

The 18 proposals were then narrowed down to three designs: from Ted Hood of Marblehead, Robert Derecktor of Mamaroneck, NY and Sparkman & Stephens. The S&S was design was selected.

Here are the plans.

Here's an article about the boat.

More about the NYYC 48 soon.

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