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Santa Cruz 27-Phyliss Swift

 "Phyliss Swift"

The first Santa Cruz 27 VANISHING POINT was a roaring success. Approximately 145 were built. They race one design in Santa Cruz, and a Nationals is held every year. One of the key events for which the Santa Cruz 27's were developed for was the Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara race. This is a 225 mile downwind ride that passes two of the roughest spots on the coast, Point Sur and Point Conception. Hence the boats were designed to be very strong and seaworthy with a small self-bailing cockpit, small hatch, and suitable interior.

Several Santa Cruz 27's have been sailed singlehanded to Hawaii including our boats Solitaire (previous record holder), Phyliss Swift and Hot Flash. The boats have a masthead rig with long J and short boom. The masthead rig is very desirable for downwind sailing as it permits a very large spinnaker. There are no runners to contend with, or worse yet to fail to get up in time resulting in a rig loss.

LOA
Beam
Draft
Displacement (lbs)
Ballast (lbs)
Sail Area (sq ft)
Designer
27'
8'
5'
3,200
1,600
419
Bill Lee