FALCON 16 (MCVAY)

FALCON 16 (MCVAY) photo FALCON 16 (MCVAY) drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
15.75 ft / 4.80 m
LWL:
14.25 ft / 4.34 m
S.A. (reported):
137.00 ft2 / 12.73 m2
Beam:
5.20 ft / 1.58 m
Draft (max):
2.58 ft / 0.79 m
Draft (min):
Displacement:
1,650 lb / 748 kg
Ballast:
850 lb / 386 kg
S.A./Disp.:
15.73
Bal./Disp.:
51.52
Disp./Len.:
254.56
Construction:
FG (solid)
Ballast Type:
First Built:
1954
Last Built:
# Built:
940
Builder:
McVay Fiberglass Yachts/Paceship (CAN)
Designer:
G. William McVay
Website:
falconsailboats.org

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
15.73
Bal./Disp.:
51.52
Disp./Len.:
254.56
Comfort Ratio:
19.27

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Notes

The first 35 were built in the late 1950's by Beetle Boats for The Wadawanuck Yacht Club in Stonington, CT. Somewhat later, the designer, G. William McVay, formed his own company and built a number. Paceship Yachts also built the boat for a few years, beginning in the early 1960's. Other builders: (details unknown) Michigan Glassline Products Co. Plymouth, Michigan Sterling Boatbuilding Corp. East Greenwich, RI It's possible that nearly 1000 were built. Thanks to Falcon owner Joseph Haley for providing corrections and photo. Spinnaker permitted for class racing. Class jib dimensions: luff: 12.75'/41.83m leech:11.75'/38.55m foot:6.33'/20.77m Class Main: luff: 18.0'/59.05m leech:20.0'/65.62m foot:10.0'/32.81m



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