Sailing Fleet

Fleet - Sailing

CSC's fleet includes 25 dinghies, 6 keelboats, dozens of sail boards, a couple kayaks, and two powerboats.

Dinghies

RS Venture

RS Venture

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.

 

RS Quest

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We're replaciing the Bahias with Quests and we currently have siix in the fleet, and we're geting more in. Designed by John Richards, who designed the Laser Bahia. It's smaller than the Bahia, has less sail area, but sails similarly. Our Quests have trapezes and asymmetrical spinnakers.

 

Laser

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.

 

JY

The JY15 is a nimble dinghy that is ideal for two sailors. CSC has 7 of these boats, rigged with trapeze gear, reefing mainsails, and masthead floats.

 
 

RS500

 RS500

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.

 

 

RS500

RS800 Downwind 02

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
Laser** 59 7.06  
JY15** 125 12.6 31.5
Bahia 155 13.25 24.25
Quest 133 11.0 22.0
Venture 198 14.8 28.8
RS500 big sails 87 13.1 27.1
RS500 small sails 87 10.5 24.5
RS800 62 16.5 37.5

* Hull only, excludes mast, sail, and crew

** Laser has only a maiinsail

*** Our JYs do not currently carry gennakers

 

Keelboats

Catalina Capri 25 — "Pomodoro"
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Catalina Capri 25

She is a light weight fiberglass sloop comparable to a J 24 but with a much larger cockpit, wide beam and higher boom.

  • LOA24’ 7”
  • LWL19’ 2”
  • Beam9’ 2”
  • Draft 4’ 2”
  • Displacement2950 lbs
  • Ballast, Lead900 lbs
  • Sail Area276 sq. ft.

 


 

"Meritorious"

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Merit 25

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", "Portugal Princess"

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Pearson Commander

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