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U. S. Maritime Academy “Fun Affordable Racing” Fleet 8


A Captain's License... Without Coast Guard Exams!


"our style sets us apart" Cal 20 Fleet 8 Formed in Tacoma Announcing the formation of the


new Tacoma Cal 20 Fleet 8, based out of Tacoma Yacht Club. With flourishing fleets in Portland OR, Victoria BC, Vancouver BC, Southern and Northern California, the new Tacoma Fleet 8 will be a great addition to the class and Puget Sound racing. 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 Cal 20, designed by the legendary William (Bill) Lapworth in 1960, went into production in 1961 and quickly became the most popular of the Cal fiberglass sailboats. A total of 1945 boats were built. Today, the Cal 20 still maintains its popularity throughout North America and Canada as a competitive and fun, one design racer as well as a stable and forgiving day sailor for family and friends. Another reason they gained such


popularity is that the boats were (and still are) inexpensive to buy, own and maintain. The average price of a good Cal 20 is between $1,500 to $3,500, usually including a trailer, and can be towed by most small SUV’s and minivans. That’s less than half of what you’d most likely have to spend to get into even a small dinghy today. I have been racing around this


area most of my life and have watched a steady shift in participation in our sport. When I ask some sailors why they aren’t racing much anymore, their most common comments are, “It costs


too much,” or “It’s too hard to find and keep crew.” With the low cost of a Cal 20 and the need for only two or three people to sail it, I think this boat is the answer to getting those people back on the water, as well as introducing new people to the sport, whether racing or just out sailing. Fleet 8 is looking for anyone that


is interested in sailing this great little boat. We are putting together plans for future sailing and racing events. For information about joining our fleet, or help finding a Cal 20, call Fleet Captain Jon Thompson at (253) 732 0911 or email at jthomp055@yahoo.com Yacht Club membership is NOT required to become a member of Fleet 8. Join us for our first race of the


Frost Bite Series. The format will be short course buoy racing. We will be holding it in conjunction with the TYC “Gov Teats” race February 27th in Quartermaster Harbor. The following two races in the series will be on March 27th and April 24th. All one design and PHRF classes our welcome. To register for the Frost Bite Series go to www.tacomayachtclub.org or contact Jon Thompson at (253)732-0911 or Burr Hope at (253) 761-1276.


Jon Thompson Cal 20 Fleet 8


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