Strider - 24ft Classic Micro

STRIDER is the most popular of our micros as it offers a good compromise between speed, accommodation and low cost. It is available as a g.r.p. production boat while plans for wood construction are also available.

Crossbeam bolts, as used on all our demountable designs, 4 per beambox

Striders are very good sea boats and have competed successfully in tough offshore races. A racing version, the Turbo, with wider beam, increased rig size, rotating mast etc. is available for those who aim to race at the highest level or sail in a very light wind area, see lower drawing on left.

Interior layout as on Shadow

Striders are the classic trailable boat, fitting snugly behind
a family saloon car.

"Once on the water she provides exciting sailing as well as giving a safe ride for inshore cruising weekends or holidays for a young family"

Yachting Monthly

"Strider is a fast, light, exhilarating day sailer, great fun to sail"

Yachting World, October

"Builders of this racer/cruiser should produce a craft that will give them a great deal of pleasure and very little grief"

Dick Newick in Wooden Boat, November 1986

from a race report by a Zimbabwe Strider sailor

"What great racing with four Striders on the water & Farrier 27 which we beat easily, and now Tim O'Leary has launched his new Farrier that he scaled up 15% and the sails 20% up! It went well, but we still beat him over 7 races."

Here is a short Youtube video, taken from the Multihull Sailors Have More Fun! video, see the Video page for more details. It shows our Strider Turbo with a big rig and 5.3m beam. The standard Strider is less extreme. Notice how fast the Strider tacks.

You can see more photos, material list etc here

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Richard Woods
Foss Quay, Millbrook, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1EN, UK


Strider - 24ft Classic Micro


cold moulded or strip plank round bilge hulls,
ply decks

LENGTH O.A. 7.3m
LENGTH W.L. .6.65m
BEAM O.A. 4.3m (5.3m on Turbo version)
DISPL (empty) 0.5T
DISPL (loaded) 0.85T
DRAFT 0.25 - 0.95m
SAIL AREA 25 sq. m (34sq m on Turbo version)

standard strider

Standard rig above, Turbo rig below (for experienced sailors)

A F1 Rig is also available with the same total area as the standard rig, but a smaller jib and larger mainsail. See a photo of this rig on the Shadow page

strider turbo

This photo shows my 1992 Strider with a F1 rig. The photo was taken from a Dragonfly 8m whose owner told me he was reaching at 18 knots. We sailed straight through his lee, much to his disgust/surprise.

In May 2008 I received the following email from a Strider Turbo sailor in Zimbabwe

"We had great winds. All just right for Cosmos who has never gone as well ~~~~~ She had no problem with the two Farrier 27's In one race we won by an hour !! that was in a race of 200 min !!"