BLUE JAY

BLUE JAY photo BLUE JAY drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
13.50 ft / 4.11 m
LWL:
11.25 ft / 3.43 m
Beam:
5.17 ft / 1.58 m
S.A. (reported):
90.00 ft2 / 8.36 m2
Draft (max):
3.67 ft / 1.12 m
Draft (min):
0.50 ft / 0.15 m
Displacement:
275 lb / 125 kg
S.A./Disp.:
34.08
Disp./Len.:
86.22
Construction:
Plywood or FG
First Built:
1947
# Built:
7200
Designer:
Drake Sparkman/Sparkman & Stephens

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
34.08
Disp./Len.:
86.22
Comfort Ratio:
3.99
Capsize Screening Formula:
3.18

Notes

Once seen widely in novice programs and in yacht clubs from Florida to Maine (USA), but also in teen's, men's, and women's events. The BLUE JAY was originally constructed of plywood. The class association voted to allow fiberglass in the early 1960s.

Total Sail Area 90 sqft.
Main 62 sqft.
Jib 28 sqft.
Spinnaker 56 sqft.

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