“Betty Lou” (Pearson Ensign)
This classic Alberg design is a comfortable day sailer with a large cockpit. The Ensign is 22 and 1/2 feet long (LOA) with a draft of 3 feet. At an above average weight for its size, and with its nearly full keel, the Ensign is a “forgiving” vessel for newer sailors while allowing more experienced sailors the opportunity to sail safely in heavier winds and seas.
“Ruby Dill” (Colgate 26)
Designed by Steve Colgate (Offshore Sailing School) and naval architect Jim Taylor, Colgate 26 is the official training vessel of the US Naval and Coast Guard Academies. The Colgate is 25 feet 8 inches long (LOA) with a draft of 4 feet 6 inches. It’s light weight and fin keel make it a responsive vessel even on light wind days while offering the more experienced sailor a chance for speed.