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DOWNLOAD PLANS GBP450.00
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THE FACTS AND FIGURES
sheet ply or grp flat panel deep V shaped hulls
Length O.A. 9.15m 30ft
Length W.L. 8.1m 27ft
Beam O.A. 5.4m 18ft
Displ. (empty) 1.8T 3700lbs
Displ. (loaded to WL) 2.3T 5000lbs
Headroom 1.8m 5ft 10in
Draft 0.5 - 1.5m 20in - 5ft
Sail Area - 35 sqm 380sqft
WINDSONG is based on Cockleshell Hero, above, the first Woods design that we built in 1979.
We lived on it for 5 years and sailed it to Norway and the Baltic. After we sold it it was cruised to W Africa and is now in the Azores.
With its open deck layout and deep V hulls it is a simple boat to build. The "wings" on the inner hull sides double as cockpit seats and add large lockers on the inside which also give a great illusion of space.
It is about the smallest sensible boat for ocean cruising - several have made Atlantic crossings. Both fractional and masthead rigs are available. There is a centreboard in one hull (under the saloon seat) to help prevent leeway and speed tacking.
"True wind aft of beam about 20 knots. 13.5 - 15.2 knots maintained for 6 miles. Potential speed rather higher I think. Sea state very lumpy at the time, motion nice and easy. Fairly dry in the cockpit" S Nelson
"Light and responsive, manoeuvred easily" Practical Boat Owner 1982
After his first sail a builder reported "The boat is not really properly tuned but she went really well (about 11- 12 knots on a reach and 7-8 knots to windward and coped with some very bumpy (Bristol Channel chop) seas on the way back. Very very pleased"
Here is a short Youtube video, taken from the Multihull Sailors Have More Fun! video, see the Video page for more details
More information about this design can be obtained by purchasing a Study Plan or Partial Plan set, see the "Purchase A Design" link on the top menu