The Calendar Islands 18 effort is underway!

First kits due out to Sponsors in January | Full Release later in 2019

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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.