Find out why hundreds of J/109 sailors simply "love" their boats. Perhaps one of the best racer/cruisers J/Boats ever built? History and time will tell. The record so far speaks for itself. Well-sailed, the J/109 is difficult to beat under any handicap system- PHRF, IRC, ORC/ORR. In...
Every now and then a new sailboat comes along that fulfills a real need in the market. Many of them have been J-Boats. Hot off the drawing...
The Sydney 32 One Design promotes the popularity of one-design racing in a yacht which the entire family can enjoy. Designed to be fast, exciting, easy to handle and seaworthy, the Sydney 32OD appeals to all ages and skill levels alike.
Although its one-design classification suggests that this yacht was designed to race against identical hulls that conform to the same specification,...
The Sydney 38 One Design delivers one-design sailing at its best. Whether competing for the thrill of grand-prix style racing or for the enjoyment of sailing amongst friends in club organised events, Sydney 38OD appeals to both the serious racers and the devotees of twilight...
The SeaCart 26 One Design is the ultimate day racing trimaran designed for both course and inshore/coastal distance racing. This new 26-foot ‘‘flying’’ machine is the result of a quest to create a One Design trimaran that delivers true high-performance for...
The SL33 has been designed, engineered and built to:
Be the fastest boat under 40 feet
Capture trophies at all major open regattas worldwide
Be the boat of choice for one-design multihull fleet and match racing
Be the perfect training platform for the AC teams
Our objective is to develop an international one-design Class, which promotes high level and entertaining...
PCT collaborated with Farr Yacht Design to design and build the next generation, all carbon, one design 40ft racer.
The FARR 400 was engineered to push the boundaries of modern design and utilise the latest building practices to create an aggressive one design racer...
How to choose this product
One-design sailboats are built in series to recognized class specifications. They allow sailors to match wits and abilities racing against identical boats.
These vessels are designed for one-design regattas, single-handed, in pairs or with a larger crew. They are fast and relatively easy to handle.
Since costs must remain reasonable if the design is to enjoy popularity, such craft are generally made of polyester fiberglass, rarely of carbon. They usual carry a lot of sail. Precise regulations detail the maximum and minimum dimensions of the various elements, and permissible post-construction modifications.
Well-known one-designs include Surprise, Grand Surprise, J80, Melges 24 ou 32, Longtze, RC44, SB20, Farr 40, Soto 40, Figaro and, more recently J70, which is expanding rapidly.
The strictness of the rules varies with class. They are designed to reduce expenditures, breathe new life into the various fleets and encourage competition on an equal footing. Some designs have spread throughout the world. The level is particularly high, and some of the world's best sailors are found in the most important one-design races.
How to choose
Determine the most widespread one-design classes in the area where you sail.