Y-Flyer

 
 
 

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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? 150

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About Y-Flyer

A 4 corner, almost flat bottom 500 lb 18 ft scow designed in 1940 by Alvin Youngquist. M & J =160 sq ft. Sailed/Raced by 2. American Y-Flyer Class organized in 1950 and continued since. Canadian Y-Flyer organized in 1945 and continued since. Both Am and Canadian associations joined together as Y-Flyer International Union with by yearly competition. Canadian Assn sails with spinnaker. US Assn sails without spinnaker.

Design

Boats Produced: 2800


Class boat builder(s):

Presently, no commercial builder. Wooden Y-Flyer can be made at home from Class plans.


Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 500


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

Canada – ON, QE, AB, BC
US – AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, OH, TN, MA, NC, SC, NY


Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? Yes



Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  300


Boat Designed in 1940



Beam: 70″


Weight of rigged boat without sails: 500


Draft: 6″


Mast Height: 22′