Colgate 26




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One-Design Class Type: Keelboat

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 378

About Colgate 26

Designed by Steve Colgate (founder/owner of Offshore Sailing School), and naval architect Jim Taylor. Unsinkable, safe and fast. Comfortable day sailor and racer. Designed for training with special area for instructor. Easy transition from keelboat to larger cruising yachts and racing sailboats. Offshore Sailing School offers Performance Sailing courses aboard Colgate 26 and an annual Performance Race Week in April, with North U. coaches.


Boats Produced: 378

Class boat builder(s):

Originally Precision Boat Works in Palmetto, FL. Currently Waterline Systems in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 365

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

Midwest and East Coast of the U.S.

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? Yes

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  300-600 lb

Boat Designed in 1996

Beam: 8’6″

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 1500 lbs

Draft: 4’6″ or 3’6″

Mast Height: 34′