Cal 20s in the PNW
Tacoma Yacht Club Community OutreachTue, 7th Dec 2010
By Jon Thompson
The Tacoma yacht Club is putting together a community sailing project and starting up the Cal 20 fleet. Here is a message from the new Fleet Captain.
The Cal 20 was designed by William Lapworth in 1960 and went into production in 1961. It quickly became the most popular of the Cal fiberglass sailboats, 1945 boats were built. Cal 20's were (and still are) inexpensive to buy, own and maintain. The average price of a good Cal 20 is between $1500 to $3500 usually including a trailer. Today the Cal 20 enjoys popularity throughout North America and Canada as a competitive and fun one design racer as well as a stable and forgiving day sailor. The beauty of the Cal 20 is its simplicity, stability and comfort. It can be raced with just two people in lighter air and three people in moderate to heavier winds. The affordability and simplicity of the boat makes for a fun boat to day sail with the family or race with your family and friends, the Cal 20 is easy to trailer and can be towed by most small SUV’s and minivans.
Cal 20 Fleet 8, Fleet Captain Jon Thompson
This article was posted on Tue, 7th Dec 2010