The International 110, often just called the 110 is a one-design racing sailboat designed in 1939 by C. Raymond Hunt. The 110 was revolutionary for its time, and it is still raced, and has a competitive Portsmouth yardstick number of 89.3.
The 110 is a long, narrow, double ended boat, resembling a sailing canoe. The cross-section from bow to stern is a rectangle with 2" rounded chine corners, and the boat has a plumb bow and stern. The design's stability is provided by a 300 lb (140 kg). bulb keel. The 110 uses a Bermuda rig, with an optional spinnker, and has the rudder mounted far in from the stern. Originally built in plywood, modern 110s are built in fiberglass. Since there is a minimum hull weight, modern lightweight materials offer little advantage, and older wooden hulls can still be competitive. Crew is 2, although 3 can fit, one crew member can use a trapeze rig to place their weight further out during upwind tacking.
|Displacement (minimum)||910 lb.|
|Mast Height||23 ft.|
|Sail area (main and jib)||157 sq ft.|
|Spinnaker||100 sq ft.|
Over 700 110s have been built since the original introduction, and the current builder is Westease Yacht Service, Inc., located in Holland, MI. Of the 10 currently active chartered fleets, all but one are in the Northern United States, with the remaining fleet in California.
See also the International 210, a larger 3-man racing yacht.
- The International 110 class web site