Windward 15 by Chesapeake Marine Design

Daysailer/Beach Cruiser


Length overall15'4.57 m
Beam5'1.52 m
Draft2' 6"0.76 m
Draft (cb up)1' 6"0.46 m
Weight250 lbs113 kg
Sail area70 sq. ft.6.50 m2
Hull construction Plywood
Gallery 10 photos
See also Windward 17
compare

Tags: windward

URL: http://www.cmdboats.com/w15.htm

Description:

WINDWARD 15 is based on a Chesapeake Bay crabbing skiff I designed for my nephew (Eric Flickinger). Eric built her and has sailed and beach-cruised the length of the Chesapeake Bay. He took a tent and set up where beaches were available and slept in the cockpit under a boom tent and anchored out when needed. Her Vee hull and simple rig provides a surprising turn of speed. She made the last half of the upper Bay in two days sailing.

The WINDWARD 15 has become one of the most popular small boat designs we offer. Her spacious cockpit provides room for cruising gear or family and friends. The sprit boom sail is easy to rig. You can be underway in minutes. She is easy to handle to windward and well behaved downwind. Glue and screw construction is 3/8" plywood and epoxy, watertight and long lasting for years of enjoyment.

See WoodenBoat (May/June 1989, Issue Number 88) for a design review. She issuitable for first time builders. Plans include: materials, lines, set up, a construction, and sail plan. A full size frame plan is available.

Estimated cost for quality construction materials (not including sails) is $5000. This cost includes a high level of outfit and finish you can be proud of after putting the effort into building this fine boat.

Windward 15

Plan
Plan

Photo gallery

Windward 15 stretched to 16' at anchor
Windward 15 stretched to 16' at anchor

Family sailing
Family sailing

On the launching dolly
On the launching dolly

Windward 15 on the beach
Windward 15 on the beach

On the beach
On the beach

First launch
First launch

Sailing
Sailing

Close hauled
Close hauled

Windward 15 sailing in light wind
Windward 15 sailing in light wind

Relaxed sailing
Relaxed sailing



See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Windward 17 Windward 17 by Chesapeake Marine Design
Daysailer/Beach Cruiser
17'
5.18 m
5'
1.52 m
106 sq. ft.
9.85 m2
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