Dinghy Racing Fleet
In the spring and fall Courageous is home to the Boston Latin High School Sailing Team. They make use of our Club 420's. The Laser fleet is raced competitively in the summertime by members of the Adult Program. The Step 4 and 5 sailors also get their feet wet in the Laser during the Summer Youth Program
|Overall length||13.90 ft (4.24 m)|
|Beam||5.50 ft (1.68 m)|
|Draft||2.95 ft (0.90 m)|
|Mainsail Area||79.65 ft2 (7.40m2)|
|Jib Area||30.14 ft2 (2.80m2)|
|Spinnaker Area||95.00 ft2 (8.83 m2)|
|Hull Weight||230 lb (104.33 kg)|
|Optimal Weight Range||220-300 lb (100-136 kg)|
The International 420 Class Dinghy is a monohull planing dinghy with centreboard, bermuda rig and centre sheeting. It is designed for a crew of two. The name describes the overall length of the boat in centimeters (the boat is exactly 4.2 meters long). The International 420 was designed by Andre Cornu in the 1960s as a general purpose two sail, transom sheeted, non-trapeze dinghy, with modest easily handled sail plan. The hull's seaworthyness and stability at speed proved to be better than most of its contemporaries, and this together with its modest sail area make it fun to sail in heavy weather and thus an excelent youth trainer, qualities that lead to its adoption for that role by the RYA in the mid 1970's.
Thanks to the generosity of the Courageous Community, we acquired a fleet of 12 brand-new Lasers in 2010, complete with Full, Radial, and 4.7 Rigs. The International Laser Class sailboat, is a popular single-handed, one-design class of small sailing dinghy. The design, by Bruce Kirby, emphasizes simplicity and performance. Now manufactured by Laser Performance, the Laser is one of the most popular single-handed dinghies in the world. As of 2011, there are more than 250,000 boats worldwide. A commonly cited reason for its popularity is that it is robust, simple to rig and sail. The Laser also provides very competitive racing due to the very tight class association controls which eliminate differences in hull, sails and equipment.
|Overall length||13.78 ft (4.2 m)|
|Beam||4.56 ft (1.39 m)|
|Draft||2.62 ft (0.80 m)|
|Full Rig Sail Area||75.99 ft2 (7.06m2)|
|Optimal Weight Range||160-190 lb (73-86 kg)|
|Radial Rig Sail Area||62 ft2 (5.76 m2)|
|Optimal Weight Range||121-159 lb (55-72 kg)|
|4.7 Rig Sail Area||50.59 ft2 (4.7 m2)|
|Optimal Weight Range||100-120 lb (45-54 kg)|
|Hull Weight||130 lb (58.97 kg)|
|Overall length||22'6" (6.98 m)|
|Waterline length||19' (5.8 m)|
|Beam||8' (2.45 m)|
|Draft||3'10" (1.18 m)|
|Upwind Sail Area||223 ft2 (22m2)|
|Spinnaker area||345 ft2 (34 m2)|
|Displacement||1790 lb (812 kg)|
|Lead keel||700 lb (318 kg)|
The J/22 is a 22 foot keel sailboat designed by J boats. It is actively raced in yacht clubs in the United States and Europe. The J/22 has a comfortable self-bailing cockpit with 7 ft. long seats and room for 4 people in the cabin to escape the rain or cold. J/22 is built for safety with buoyancy tanks and offshore hatches. Her 700 lb. lead keel lowers the center of gravity, creating nearly 1700 foot pounds of righting moment at 90 degrees of heel.
|Upwind Sail Area||175 ft2|
The Rhodes 19 is a 19 foot (6 m) long sailboat, designed by Philip Rhodes and originally manufactured by O'Day. Currently, the Rhodes 19 is built by Stuart Marine Corp. To date, approximately 3500 of the boats have been built. Available with either a fixed keel or with a retractable centerboard, it is used primarily as a day sailer or for one-design racing. All of the Courageous Rhodes 19s are fixed keel. The Rhodes 19 is still actively raced throughout the United States, with active fleets in many Massachusetts locations.