Image is a Catalina 38, Sparkman & Stephens Design. She was built in 1982 and is hull number 184 out of 366 built between 1977 and 1990. Image is participating in distance races in the Pacific Northwest out of CYC Seattle.
The Catalina 38 shares her hull design with the Yankee 38, for which Catalina bought the molds. Catalina put a bigger high aspect rig, a different cabin and a spade rudder on the boat and marketed the boat as a one off racing design.
The Catalina 38 replaced the Cal 40 in the Congressional Cup before being replaced by the Capri 37 which is the current congressional cup boat.
A couple of stats about the Catalina 38:
LWL: 30.25′ / 9.22m
Beam: 11.83′ / 3.61m
Listed SA: 641 ft2 / 59.55 m2
Draft 6.80′ / 2.07m
Disp. 15900 lbs / 7212 kg
Ballast: 6850 lbs / 3107 kg
J: 15.50′ / 4.72m
P: 44.00′ / 13.41m
E: 11.50′ / 3.51m
SA(Fore.): 385.95 ft2 / 35.85 m2
SA(Main): 253.00 ft2 / 23.50 m2
Total(calc.)SA: 638.95 ft2 / 59.36 m2
For more info about the Yankee 38, check out the Sparkman & Stephens blog
You can read more about the Catalina 38 at the following places:
- Sparkman & Stephens: Clarity on the Catalina 38
- Catalina 38 International Association – check out the cool illustrations taken from ‘Sailing Illustrated’ under “About C38”
- Talk of the Dock: Catalina 38 review
- Cruising World: Catalina 38: Fine Lines and Long Legs