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Santana 20 Deck Layout

Backstay

The Santana features a double-ended backstay that leads forward within reach of the skipper or trimmer. A 304 Wire Block and 29 mm Carbo Blocks make up the 6:1 cascade system. Two 29 mm Stand-Up Blocks turn the line forward to deck-mounted 150 Cam-Matic® Cleats.

 

 

External Jib halyard

The jib halyard exits the mast and runs through a pair of 29 mm Carbo® T2™ Blocks tied end-to-end. It turns up the mast to a 29 mm Cheek Block, down to a 29 mm Stand-Up Block near the mast partners, and aft to a Cam-Matic® Cleat with Extreme Angle Fairlead. A cascade of 29 mm T2 Blocks provides fine-tune adjustments to halyard tension.

 

 

Stay Adjusters

A set of lower shrouds run on 22 mm Small Boat Traveler Cars on 1 m track. Downwind, cars are led forward to unload the middle of the mast and move the tip forward. Upwind, cars are pulled aft using a 2:1 system of 29 mm T2 Blocks and Micro Extreme Angle Cleats/Fairleads to control middle mast bend.

 

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Class History

Designed in 1976 by Shad Turner, this keeled one-design is an ideal family day racer. The boat is easy to sail, stable, and points like a dream. Plenty of strings to pull (and spinnaker work too) allows younger sailors to sharpen their racing skills. An all-up weight of only 1350 lb makes the Santana 20 eminently trailerable.

Built by W.D. Schock Corporation (Corona, California), the S-20 received a class-approved redesign in 1996. Today both old and new models compete together throughout the U.S, with National championships drawing between 40 and 50 boats.

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Santana 20 Class

 

Boat Specifications

LOA: 20' 2 1/2"
LWL: 16'
Beam:8'
Draft: Fin Keel 4'
Draft: Wing Keel 32"
Displacement: 1350 lbs.
Ballast (lead): 550 lbs.
Sail Area: 204 sq. ft.