The Ross 930 is a class of fast cruiser-racer yachts named after its designer, New Zealander Murray Ross. The design is marked by light weight and moderate sail area, with a sail-area-to-displacement (SA/D) ratio of about 24, and displacement-to-length (D/L) ratio of 98. The bow section is quite narrow, providing relatively low wave-making resistance and reducing pounding while sailing upwind in waves, and the stern section is wide and flat, making the boat easy to control sailing fast downwind. The interior of the Ross 930 is comfortable, including (and requiring for racing) fitted berths for five, a two-burner stove, galley with sink, and a head. The standard engine is an outboard in a well (this must not be removed for racing), but a few boats were built with small inboard diesel engines.
The prototype was launched in New Zealand in 1982, and since then, over 50 boats have been built to this design.
A few were imported into the US in the mid-80's, and several now reside in the Pacific Northwest region.
The boat is fractionally rigged, with a conventional spinnaker pole and symmetric spinnaker. An unusual feature of the rig, required for class racing, is that the jib is sheeted to a self-tacking traveler car. The Ross 930 has a PHRF rating between 96 and 120, depending on region.
|LOA||9.29 m (30 ft 6 in)|
|Beam||2.81 m (9 ft 3 in)|
|Draft||1.92 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||2200 kg (4850 lb)|
|Ballast||794 kg (1750 lb)|
|Mast||12.21 m (39 ft 8 in)||twin spreader|
|Sails||Main||21.2 m² (293 ft²)|
|Jib||13.8 m² (149 ft²)|
|#1 Spinnaker||65.0 m² (700 ft²)|
|#2 Spinnaker||37.8 m² (409 ft²)|
- Ross 930 Owners Association
- list of 930's in North American
- US Sailing's PHRF database
- Ross 930 class rules