National 18

Length: 5.50m (18ft 1ins)
Width: 2.40m (7ft 10ins)
Weight:
Country: United Kingdom
Rig Type:
Bermuda Sloop Fractional (with jib)
Crew: 3
Trapeze: 1
Sail Area: 21 sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
Symmetric spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
17.5 sq.m
Designer(s):
Design Year: 1953
Builder:
Boats Built: 378

For wing definitions see menu

Current CVRDA Handicap Ratings
Old wing: 90
(Alloy mast, Dacron sail)
(1974 handicap)

Clinker built boats to Uffa Fox design still sailed on the Thames. There is also a large fleet at Bosham.

 

 
Class Association website:
http://www.national18.com

 

 

Handicap Rating History
YearRatingMastSail
RYA 2 Digit Handicaps
1958 91Cotton
 PY Type Primary;
1960 91Cotton
 PY Type Primary;
1961 91Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1962 91Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1962 90Terylene
 PY Type Secondary;
1963 91Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1963 90Terylene
 PY Type Secondary;
1964 90Terylene
 PY Type Secondary;
1964 91Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1973 90
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
RYA 3 Digit Handicaps
1981 109
 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;
1982 108
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1983 108
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1984 108
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1985 107
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1986 107
 PY Type Trial; PY Group centreboard;
1987 107
 PY Type Trial; PY Group Centreboard;
1988 104
 PY Type R; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1989 104
 PY Type Trial; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1990 104
 PY Type R; PY Group centreboard;
1992 104
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1993 104
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1994 104
 PY Type R; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
RYA 4 Digit Handicaps
1996 988
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1997 988
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1998 988
 PY Type R; PY Group CENTREBOARD;
1999 980
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2000 970
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2001 956
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2002 956
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2003 955
 PY Type RN; PY Group centreboard;
2004 955
 2 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type RN; PY Group Centreboard;
2005 955
 Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2006 957
 Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type RN; PY Group Centreboard;
2007 957
 Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type RN; PY Group Centreboard;
2008 957
 3 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2009 957
 3 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2010 957
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
2015 936
 3 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type Main; PY Group Dinghy;
2016 936
 3 Crew; Sloop rig; Conventional symmetric spinnaker; PY Type Experimental; PY Group Dinghy;