This 23-foot day racer has a beautifully contoured sit-in cockpit that would suit a 35-foot cruising boat, and when the wind gets up and you’re sitting on the side deck you will find that there is no tendency to fall forward into the boat unless she takes a real knock-down, and that’s a rare event in a Sonar. There’s no turning backwards and dangling your legs over the side. You face into the boat, and whether you’re up on the deck or sitting down on the seats your butt is always higher than your feet.
With its spacious cockpit, sit-in safety and inherent stability the Sonar is used by many learn to sail and learn to race schools. It has become the club racer of choice for, among other organizations, the prestigious Island Sailing Club in Cowes, England, Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, NY, St.Petersburg Yacht Club in St.Petersburg, FL and The New York Yacht Club’s magnificent facility in Newport, R.I. All of these clubs use the boat for weekend racing as well a the highest level of international team racing.
The Sonar was adopted years ago by the world’s disabled sailors as their premier boat for national, world and Paralympic racing. The disabled sailors find the boat’s crew-friendly configuration allows them to sail efficiently and safely while at the same time giving them the performance and excitement enjoyed by their able-bodied friends.
The Sonars at Getaway Sailing are the perfect boat for sailing in Baltimore harbor. Fun, fast, and easy to sail there is no better boat to explore Baltimore with. Getaways Sonars are rigged for easy single handing so you can control the sails from the helm whether you are sailing with friends new to sailing or by yourself. The spacious cockpit gives you plenty of room for friends and family to enjoy sailing and each other.
Length Overall (LOA) 23’
Waterline Length 19’11”
Maximum Beam 7’10”
Displacement 2100 lbs.
Ballast 900 lbs.
Sail Area (Main & Jib) 250 sq. ft.