CHALLENGER 15 (FORD)

CHALLENGER 15 (FORD) photo CHALLENGER 15 (FORD) drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
15.00 ft / 4.57 m
LWL:
14.00 ft / 4.27 m
Beam:
5.50 ft / 1.68 m
S.A. (reported):
144.00 ft2 / 13.38 m2
Draft (max):
3.67 ft / 1.12 m
Draft (min):
0.58 ft / 0.18 m
Displacement:
385 lb / 175 kg
S.A./Disp.:
43.59
Disp./Len.:
62.64
Construction:
FG
First Built:
1960
Last Built:
1982
Builder:
Leon F. Irish Co. (USA)
Designer:
F. S. Ford

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
43.59
Disp./Len.:
62.64
Comfort Ratio:
4.29
Capsize Screening Formula:
3.03
S#:
9.18

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Notes

First built by Sail-Mor Boat Co. of Royal Oak MI. (USA).
The rights were sold to Leon F. Irish Co. of Walled Lake, MI (USA) some time in the early 1960's.
Spin area: 130 sq ft
Thanks to George Eheman, who commissioned the design and was the original builder of the CHALLENGER 15.

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