J/22s: Shaken and Stirred
The J/22 class attests to being: "One of best sailing boat they've ever been on, including other J's. It's responsive, safe and stable thanks to its fixed lead keel, while still as much fun to sail with main only as it is to plane under spinnaker in 18+ knots of wind."
Since its introduction in 1983, the J/22 has blossomed into an International class now with 1550+ boats sailing in 65 fleets in 18 countries. On the merits of its sailing characteristics, widespread popularity and small crew number (3-4), J/22's continue to be an integral part of the Hoofer's fleet.
J/24s: Jag Ed, Salsa, What About Bob & Scurvy Dog
Whether your style is weeknight beer-can racing or competing on the world stage; the J/24 is undeniably the most popular racing keelboat to make waves around the world. This appealing keelboat started with one man's desire for a sailboat to accommodate his family and to be a competitive racer. Twenty-seven years later, the J/24 has become a legend. A stable sailboat for family togetherness, the J/24 has also been the competitive launch pad for the careers of numerous America's Cup professionals.
While some of the world's best sailors have the latest version J/24, a well-prepared 1977 model, built to the same shape and weight with rigid end-grained balsa core construction can still win the J/24 Class world championship even after 30,000+ miles of trailering. That's "One Design" racing! The International J/24 is presently built in the U.S., Argentina and Italy and has more than 50,000 people sailing 5,200 boats in 27 countries.
Capri 22: Cap
The Capri 22 was introduced in 1983 as a high-performance family racer/cruiser that could be trailer-sailed or kept dockside. Designed by Gary Mull (of America's Cup lineage) and Frank Butler, it was intended to be Catalina Yacht's answer to the highly successful J-24. More than 1,000 Capri 22s have been built in the last 20 years. The CP22 has proven to be a stable, safe boat, yet one that is fast and fun to sail.
O'Day 25: Cinger
Originally built in 1975, the O'Day 25 measures at just shy of 25 feet and is one of two light swing keel craft currently in our fleet. People who have sailed this boat remark about her spacious interior and ease sail of handling. by pulling up her swing keel, you can get close to shore than most would expect and gain speed some when heading downwind.
Cinger is one of the vessels in our fleet with a furling jib, making it easy to get just the right amount of jib no matter the wind, not to mention making derigging a breeze.
Catalina 22: The Chargeback
"Simplicity, trailerability, durability and the endearing and enduring qualities of the Catalina 22 helped to launch the trailer sailing market. She's one of our two swing keel craft, a feature that allows trailer launching and recovering like a powerboat, yet very nearly achieves the sailing performance of a boat with a fixed keel. The Chargeback boasts a spacious cockpit, easy handling characteristics, and lightning fast rigging and de rigging thanks to the roller furling jib. She's Perfect for a day out on the water with friends and family, or as a trainer for the clubs larger cruising oriented Heavy Keelboats.