The Calendar Islands 18 effort is underway!
First kits due out to Sponsors in January | Full Release later in 2019
SPECS - 18’ LOA, 5’10” beam, more to come!
CIY 18 Design Brief
A Safe, seaworthy, weatherly, capable, beach cruiser with classic lines
Dimensions: 18' loa x 6' beam w/ healthy amount of freeboard
Draft kept to a minimum to allow for beach-cruising and launching in shallows
Capacity for 4-5 adults in daysailer-mode or 2 adults/2 kids + gear in cruiser mode
Displacement is light: towable by a typical sedan w/ 1000 lb towing cap.
Appropriate hull weight to make it easy to launch and retrieve, in particular at shallow ramp
Fullness of hull fore/aft will contribute to goals of boat and create the underwater volume needed for capacity
Plywood-epoxy construction featuring bulletproof glassed bottom and garboard w/ glued-lapstrake topsides (6 planks)
Below sheer, airtight tanks in bow and stern to provide flotation and storage
Side benches with airtight tanks underneath for additional storage and flotation
Inside of boat is easy to clean and keep clean; no hidden or inaccessible spaces
Transom-hung, kick-up rudder w/ NACA foil shape and impact-releasable hold down
Auxiliary power is oars or a small OB mounted on transom
The boat can be rowed by two people. One sits on a thwart that braces the CB trunk; other sits on a removable thwart
CB w/ NACA shape and uses bungee cord hold-down system
Free-standing, lug-yawl rig of generous sail area set on hollow masts & spars
Boat is good to weather even in a chop and predictable/mild-mannered in a breeze
Easy enough to single-hand yet plenty to do for crew. Mizzen larger % of sail area than typical yawl, perhaps.
Classic lines complimented by 6-strake layout and more sheer than CIY16.