Day Sailer (dinghy)
|LOA||5.105 metres (16.75 ft)|
|Beam||1.829 metres (6.00 ft)|
|Draft||1.143 metres (3.75 ft)|
|Hull weight||261 kilograms (580 lb)|
|Mast height||6.858 metres (22.50 ft)|
|Main & Jib area||13.47 square metres (145.0 sq ft)|
|Spinnaker area||8.8 square metres (95 sq ft)|
|Designer||Uffa Fox and George O'Day|
The Day Sailer (also called the O'Day Day Sailer) is a day sailer for pleasure sailing as well as racing; it is sailed throughout North America and Brazil. The Day Sailer was designed in 1958 by Uffa Fox and George O'Day. O'Day, an International Fourteen sailor, told Fox about his concept for a 17-foot fiberglass boat. O’Day envisioned a centerboarder that would have a beam of about 6 feet, flotation fore and aft, a small cuddy cabin, and an aluminum mast and boom. By 1958, the two agreed on the lines and the general layout for the boat that O’Day would call the Day Sailer.
Over 10000 boats have been built, and races are held throughout the year in the USA and Brazil by the Day Sailer Association and its fleets. The Day Sailer was inducted in 2003 into the American Sailboat Hall of Fame.