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
Weight of rigged boat without sails: 1500 lbs
Draft: 4’6″ or 3’6″
Mast Height: 34′