The Birth of the Yankee One Design Class

Sailboat Racing’s One Design Quest One-design sailboat racing came out of England in the late 19th century and caught fire in the United States around the time of the Model-T, when whole fleets were built en masse to save money. The identical boats emphasized a...

Yankee One Design Specifications

Specifications revised to May 1st, 1947   Length overall, about 30′-6″ Length design waterline, about 24′ Beam 6′-6″ Draft design 4′-6″ Sail Area 312 sq. ft.       CONSTRUCTION  PLANKING: Single Philippine and Honduras mahogany, finished 3/4″...

Yankee One Design Plans

Plans from the 1953 YOD Association yearbook   The limited overhang of the bow is key to the YOD’s success as a light displacement boat designed for rough water.       Length overall, about 30′-6″ Length design waterline, about 24′ Beam 6′-6″ Draft...