TAYLOR 26

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Long keel w/trans. hung rudder
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
25.50 ft / 7.77 m
LWL:
21.00 ft / 6.40 m
Beam:
7.50 ft / 2.29 m
S.A. (reported):
235.00 ft2 / 21.83 m2
Draft (max):
4.00 ft / 1.22 m
Displacement:
5,400 lb / 2,449 kg
Ballast:
2,300 lb / 1,043 kg
S.A./Disp.:
12.25
Bal./Disp.:
42.59
Disp./Len.:
260.31
Construction:
FG
First Built:
1984
Last Built:
1990
Builder:
J. J. Taylor
Designer:
David Sadler

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
12.25
Bal./Disp.:
42.59
Disp./Len.:
260.31
Comfort Ratio:
25.49
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.71
S#:
1.60

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
31.50 ft / 9.60 m
J:
10.30 ft / 3.14 m
P:
28.00 ft / 8.53 m
E:
10.00 ft / 3.05 m
S.A. Fore:
162.23 ft2 / 15.07 m2
S.A. Main:
140.00 ft2 / 13.01 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
302.23 ft2 / 28.08 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
15.76
Est. Forestay Len.:
33.14 ft / 10.10 m

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Notes

Similar to CONTESSA 26.
In 1984 the CONTESSA 26 became the J.J. TAYLOR 26. The molds from Jeremy Rogers were destroyed in a fire. Another company that had purchased the rights to build the boat in the U.K., also claimed the rights in North America. In order to avoid a potentially costly dispute, the name was changed.
Tania Aebi sailed a TAYLOR 26 when she became the youngest woman to single handedly circumnavigate the globe. In all, about 400 of the Canadian versions were built with the last in 1990.

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