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sheet ply or grp flat panel deep V shaped hulls
ply decks

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.

Owners Comments:

"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, or click here if the embedded video does not load

Windsong Building Photos HERE

Windsong Sailing Photos HERE

Windsong Interior Photos HERE

Windsong Material List HERE

More information about this design can be obtained by purchasing a Study Plan