Victory 21




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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? 30

About Victory 21

The Victory is a 21 foot long, one design, all fiberglass keelboat with graceful lines. It was designed by naval architect Ted Carpenter in the Fall of 1959. In 1970, starting with Hull #150, production rights were transferred to Frank Butler of Catalina Yachts. Currently, the Victory is most actively raced in California with competitors mainly coming from the Fresno and San Diego areas using just Main Sail and 110’s though spinnakers and 150% genoas are also recognized as class legal sails. The three major invitational regattas each year for the Victory 21’s include: the High Sierra Regatta held at Huntington Lake sponsored by the Fresno Yacht Club (FYC), the SCYA Midwinters held at the Mission Bay Yacht Club (MBYC) and our National Championships which rotate between Huntington Lake (FYC), Mission Bay (MBYC), and San Diego Bay (Convair Sailing Club). All class events are governed by the class rules established by NAVSO (last updated in 1987)–the National Association of Victory Sloop Owners.


Boats Produced: approximately 700

Class boat builder(s):

Catalina Yachts, though I have not heard of any new Victory 21’s being produced since the 1980’s.

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 450

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

The Victory 21 is primarily sailed in Central and Southern California. There used to be strong fleets also in Santa Barbara, California; Berkeley, California; Dallas, Texas and Oklahoma.

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? Yes

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  400

Portsmouth Yardstick Rating:  276 for both spinnaker and genoa based upon our last PHRF certificate from 2000

Boat Designed in 1959

Beam: 6’3.33″

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 1,200 lbs including the 500 lbs. keel with an optional 200 lb. lead bubble on the keel

Draft: 3′ .33″

Mast Height: 23′ 6.5″