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
Class boat builder(s):
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