Cocktail Class Racer

Cocktail Class Racer
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Product Code: CLCCCR
Availability: Made to Order (Approx. August)
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The Cocktail Class Association has licensed us to produce a kit for their ridiculously nifty 8-foot racer, called the "Skua."  It's powered by either a 6hp or 8hp outboard, depending on how much the skipper weighs. Less than 200lbs and you are limited to a two-stroke 6hp Johnson or Evinrude outboard---which are ubiquitous and inexpensive.  Over 200lbs, and you may use an 8hp of any vintage.

Model:   Length:   Hull Weight:   Beam:   Max Payload:
Cocktail Class Racer 8' 0"
2.44 m 
33 kg 120 cm 114 kg

Please note, this kit does not include an outboard, remote controls, or steering components. The remote controls needed will be specific to your outboard. We can also supply the steering component kit directly from CLC, please contact us for details.

This is a 1939 design by Charles MacGregor, originally published in The Rudder Magazine as an example of what could be done with a novel new material called "plywood." 

The Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing Association has revived the old design and is rapidly building up the class as a forum for safe, fun, ultra-inexpensive racing. 

Keith Carew, an engineer from the esteemed Farr Yacht Design team, pitched in after-hours to help with the complicated conversion from tricky plywood-on-frame construction to stitch-and-glue, suitable for first-time builders.  We've come up with a pretty cool slot-together scheme.  You can assemble the boat in an hour or two, ready for epoxy fillets and fiberglass, yet the kit is competitive and completely "class legal."  

One of our early kits, helmed by our own Aaron McWain,won the 2011 Cocktail Class Nationals.  The History Channel show, Modern Marvels, featured construction of a couple of Cocktail Class prototypes in our shop.  You can watch the show here.

Kits and plans ship with a brilliant 143-page instruction manual, with almost 400 photos and drawings illustrating every step.

For additional information on the Cocktail Class Racer and the Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing Association please visit  


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