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 ccwbra.com.