Contest 27

1969 — 1975
Designer
Dick Zaal
Builder
Contest Yachts - Conyplex
Associations
?
# Built
207
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
27 3 / 8.3 m
Waterline Length
21 7 / 6.6 m
Beam
8 10 / 2.7 m
Draft
4 0 / 1.2 m
Displacement
5,180 lbs / 2,350 kg
Ballast
2,430 lbs / 1,100 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
346 ft2 / 32.1 m2
Total Sail Area
346.3 ft2 / 32.2 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
151.9 ft2 / 14.1 m2
P
29 5 / 9 m
E
10 3 / 3.1 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
194.4 ft2 / 18.1 m2
I
34 1 / 10.4 m
J
11 4 / 3.5 m
Forestay Length
35 11 / 11 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Volvo Penta
Model
MD1
HP
12
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.23 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
18.49
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
46.81
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
227.88
moderate
Comfort Ratio
18.51
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.06
better suited for coastal cruising

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