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Seller's Description

This Westsail is one of the kit productions. The hull was laid in 1979 and finished-out by master woodworker Dugan Essick using Hawaiian koa wood paneling throughout. Dugan was working at the time for Westsail, finishing the interiors of the production boats. He now runs a woodworking school in Grass Valley, California.

Dugan launched this Westsail in 1982. She sailed near her birth place for many years, then made the bash down to Baja California where she sailed until the current owner bought her. That’s me.

We sailed in the Gulf of California for a year before crossing to mainland Pacific Mexico, down the Pacific coast of Central America to Panama and through the Panama Canal. We sailed in Panama for a year.

This year we sailed from Panama across the Caribbean Sea to Grand Cayman, to Isla Mujeres, up through the Yucatan Straights to the Florida Straights and to Key West, where I have listed her home port, where she had never before visited. We skipped most of the keys, Miami and Fort Lauderdale offshore riding the Gulf Stream. I think she’s itching to see the Bahamas. A little turn to starboard would have landed us there. Or Bermuda. Or the Azores and the Canary Islands. Who knows? You know.

Brisa is now sailing the northeastern United States Atlantic coastal waters. You’re getting a boat maintained in sailing form, not sitting on the hard or in a slip. Contact me for the Garmin Explore tracking link, for her current location exactly.

Contacts after 15 June will have reply delayed until the second week of July.



William Crealock
Kendall/Westsail (USA)
Westsail Owners Association
# Built
Transom hung


Length Overall
40 0 / 12.2 m
Waterline Length
27 6 / 8.4 m
11 1 / 3.4 m
4 11 / 1.5 m
19,500 lb / 8,845 kg
7,000 lb / 3,175 kg (lead)

Rig and Sails

Masthead Cutter
Reported Sail Area
705′² / 65.5 m²
Total Sail Area
705′² / 65.5 m²
Sail Area
302′² / 28.1 m²
38 4 / 11.7 m
15 8 / 4.8 m
Air Draft
48 10 / 14.9 m
Sail Area
403′² / 37.4 m²
43 11 / 13.4 m
18 4 / 5.6 m
Forestay Length
47 6 / 14.5 m

Auxilary Power

Universal Westerbeke
Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
17 gal / 66 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
48 gal / 180 l
Holding Tank Capacity
0 gal / 0 l
8 2 / 2.5 m


Hull Speed
6.6 kn
Classic: 7.03 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

6.62 knots
Classic formula: 7.03 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
<16: under powered

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
<40: less stiff, less powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
>350: ultraheavy

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
40-50: heavy bluewater boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


A fiberglass version of William Atkins THISTLE (1934).
In doing the conversion to fiberglass, William Crealock said that he kept the basic lines, while raising the sheer and redesigning the rig.

The builder, Larry Kendall, only produced a few boats, before he sold the molds and tooling to Westsail Corp. in early 70’s. The remainder were built by Westsail.
With some design modifications by Crealock, it became the WESTSAIL 32.
Thanks to ‘Gitanecrew’ for corrections on this model.
Additional information from Oljai Oztoprak, owner of KENDALL #1.

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