National Pintail Class Association




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One-Design Class Type: Dinghy

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

Approximately how many class members do you have? 200

About National Pintail Class Association

Originally built in Detroit in 1966, the Pintail has been a favorite for many years.

A boat that rigs easily, launches with a minimum of effort and is easy to sail, depicts the excellent qualities inherent in all Pintails. These criteria have produced a family daysailer capable of carrying over a thousand pound load.

The hull form necessary to accomplish this task is very full, with a generous amount of freeboard. These qualities of the Pintail’s hull make her an exceptionally stable, dry boat not dependent upon a bailing system for the dryness of the interior.

Length overall 14’0″ Maximum beam 6’0″ Draft, board down 3’9″ Draft, board up 9″ Sail area, main & jib 135 Mast height, keel to masthead 23′ Weight (Approx) 350


Boats Produced: Over 2000

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Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? Over 2000

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

Stony Creek Metropark (2 miles north of Detroit, MI).

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? Yes

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  Less than 1000 lbs.

Portsmouth Yardstick Rating:  105

Boat Designed in 1966

Beam: 6′

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 350

Draft: 3′ 9″ with board down. With board up 9″.

Mast Height: 23′