George Wayland VOLANTE

Type: Q-Boat

Volante Specifications:

LOA: 42’0″ / 12.80m
LWL: 32’0″ / 9.75m
Beam: 10’0″ / 3.04m
Draft: 6’6” / 1.98m
Rig: Fractional Sloop
Hull Number:
Designer: George Wayland
Original Owner: Charles Langlais, Commodore of the St Francis Yacht Club
Current Owner: Graham Wheelock
Year Built: 1936
Built By: Nunes Bros, Sausalito, CA
Hull Material: Wood
Gross Displacement: 18,000 Lbs
Sail Area: 740 sq ft
Sail Number: Q8



Volante was originally commissioned for the Commodore of the St Francis Yacht Club, Charles Langlais. She was the first CCA rule boat in northern California winning the trophy in 1936-1937, raced in the San Francisco bay until the 1970’s when she was sold and raced seldomly. Her mast is 60′ tall and the boom is 22′ long. The original rig was rod rigging with silver soldered connections to the chainplates, and fashioned with Ratsey Egyptian cotton sail’s; she was set up for heavy wind sailing in the San Francisco Bay. She was built of Port Orford cedar full length planking with no butt blocks in original construction. Her trim inside and out is all Burmese teak she is in the process of a full restoration starting in 2016.




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