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VIDEO: Winning beauties

The Wianno Senior is a graceful, one-design racing sailboat that has been navigating the shoals around Cape Cod, Massachusetts, since the early 20th century.

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Equipped with a gaff rig, full keel and adjustable centerboard, these boats are comfortable daysailers with wide cockpits, sitting headroom and stowage space for gear under the deck.

This Soundings article from the June 2017 issue has more about the history of these classic boats.




VIDEO: The loveable catboat

Those who appreciate catboats – with their beamy, rounded hulls, un-stayed masts, gaff rigs and ultra-long booms – find that these traditional sailboats are hard to beat, when it comes to practical design and pleasurable sailing.