Fleet - Sailing
CSC's fleet includes 25 dinghies, 6 keelboats, dozens of sail boards, a couple kayaks, and two powerboats.
The Bahia has been our basic trainer for many years. It's relatively roomy and a good compromise between stability and performance. Ours have trapezes and asymetttric spinnakers. We're phasing them out, as we can't get parts. There are 4 left in the fleet.
The Venture is a roomy trainer which is faster than it looks. These larger dinghies are workhorses during our lessons and open houses. Each boat is rigged for single trapeze and asymmetrical spinnaker. CSC has four of these boats.
We're replaciing the Bahias with Quests and we currently have siix in the fleet, and we're geting more in. Designed by John Richards, who designed the Laser Bahia. It's smaller than the Bahia, has less sail area, but sails similarly. Our Quests have trapezes and asymmetrical spinnakers.
The Laser is perhaps the best known one-person cat-rigged racing dinghy. While no longer an Olympic class boat there is a substantial fleet raced out of the Richmond marina. These boats are fairly complicated to rig and require special instruction before they can be checked out. CSC has two Lasers.
The JY15 is a nimble dinghy that is ideal for two sailors. CSC has 7 of these boats, rigged with trapeze gear, reefing mainsails, and masthead floats.
The RS500 is a high performance two-person skiff, equipped with asymmetrical spinnaker and a trapeze (one of our RS500s has a double-trapeze). CSC has two of these beauties, and each comes with two choices of sail size. These boats require a special checkout and a Senior rating.
Boat Comparison - High Level
|Boat||Weight* - kg||Sail Area (Main+Jib) - m²||Sail Area (Main_Jib+Gennaker) - m²|
|RS500 big sails||87||13.1||27.1|
|RS500 small sails||87||10.5||24.5|
* Hull only, excludes mast, sail, and crew
** Laser has only a maiinsail
*** Our JYs do not currently carry gennakers
Catalina Capri 25 — "Pomodoro"
Catalina Capri 25
She is a light weight fiberglass sloop comparable to a J 24 but with a much larger cockpit, wide beam and higher boom.
- LOA24’ 7”
- LWL19’ 2”
- Beam9’ 2”
- Draft 4’ 2”
- Displacement2950 lbs
- Ballast, Lead900 lbs
- Sail Area276 sq. ft.
Cal Sailing Club now has two of these! They have a PHRF rating of 168, and are well suited to the SF Bay.
The large, self bailing cockpit offers two lockers and backrests on the cockpit seats. The boat is equipped with two-speed primary winches and additional single-speed winches located on the cabin top. And, of course, full spinnaker gear.
- LOA 24.4’
- LWL 20.5’
- Beam 8.0’
- S.A. (Sq. Ft.) 286
- Displacement 2900
- Ballast (lbs) 1050
- Draft 4’
"Uncle Donald"," Daisy", "Portugal Princess"
The club's three Commanders are the work horses of our fleet. A design by the famous naval architect, Carl Alberg. Not intended as a cruiser or a racer, the Commander makes an excellent day sailor with its 9 foot cockpit and seakindly ways. The small cabin has sitting head room, berths for four, and is large enough for cruising if the parties are well acquainted.
Built: 1965 to 1967; 25.6 ft LOA, Displacement 5100 lbs, Draft 3.7 ft, Sail Area 310 sq. ft., Ballast 2,500 lbs, PHRF 261, Hull Speed 5.8 knots