CSC's fleet includes 28 dinghies, 6 keelboats, dozens of sail boards, a couple kayaks, and two powerboats.
The Venture is a roomy trainer which is faster than it looks. These larger dinghies are workhorses during our lessons and open houses. Each boat is rigged for single trapeze and asymmetrical spinnaker. CSC has four of these boats.
We currently have eight Quests in the fleet. Designed by Jo Richards, Quests were designed to be the best small training boat available for beginners, and have trapezes and asymmetrical spinnakers for more advanced sailors.
The Laser is perhaps the best known one-person cat-rigged racing dinghy. While no longer an Olympic class boat there is a substantial fleet raced out of the Richmond marina. These boats are fairly complicated to rig and require special instruction before they can be checked out. CSC has two Lasers.
The JY15 is a nimble dinghy that is ideal for two sailors. CSC has ten of these boats, rigged with trapeze gear, reefing mainsails, and masthead floats.
The RS500 is a high performance two-person skiff, equipped with asymmetrical spinnaker and a trapeze (one of our RS500s has a double-trapeze). CSC has two of these beauties, and each comes with two choices of sail size. These boats require a special checkout and a Senior rating.
The RS 800 is a double-handed, light-weight, high-performance skiff with adjustable side rakes, a carbon rig and huge sail area. It is a modern dinghy skiff, considered a trainer by most and a little sister to the 49er and i14. The club is fortunate to have one of these graciously donated by local skiff sailor John Clark.
Boat Comparison - High Level
|Boat||Weight* - kg||Sail Area (Main+Jib) - m²||Sail Area (Main_Jib+Gennaker) - m²|
|RS500 big sails||87||13.1||27.1|
|RS500 small sails||87||10.5||24.5|
* Hull only, excludes mast, sail, and crew
** Laser has only a mainsail
*** Our JYs do not currently carry gennakers
"Meritorious", " Dr. Who"
Cal Sailing Club now has two of these! They have a PHRF rating of 168, and are well suited to the SF Bay.
The large, self bailing cockpit offers two lockers and backrests on the cockpit seats. The boat is equipped with two-speed primary winches and additional single-speed winches located on the cabin top. And, of course, full spinnaker gear.
- LOA 24.4’
- LWL 20.5’
- Beam 8.0’
- S.A. (Sq. Ft.) 286
- Displacement 2900
- Ballast (lbs) 1050
- Draft 4’
"Uncle Donald"," Daisy", "Sea Horse"
The club's three Commanders are the work horses of our fleet. A design by the famous naval architect, Carl Alberg. Not intended as a cruiser or a racer, the Commander makes an excellent day sailor with its 9 foot cockpit and seakindly ways. The small cabin has sitting head room, berths for four, and is large enough for cruising if the parties are well acquainted.
Built: 1965 to 1967; 25.6 ft LOA, Displacement 5100 lbs, Draft 3.7 ft, Sail Area 310 sq. ft., Ballast 2,500 lbs, PHRF 261, Hull Speed 5.8 knots
The J/80 is a high-performance, fully-planing keelboat with an asymmetric spinnaker. It is an advanced boat that requires a special sign-off, but offers a new challenge for senior skippers to improve upon their skills. PHRF rating 116.
- LOA 26.25'
- LWL 22.0'
- Beam 8.25'
- S.A (Sq. Ft.) 338
- Displacement 2900
- Ballast 1400
- Draft 4.9'
A fixed one-design sportsboat built by J/Boats.