Colgate 26 Sailboats for Sale
The Colgate 26 – The Perfect Sailboat for Day Sailing and Sailboat Racing
Colgate 26 sailboats are wonderful mid-sized sailboats for day sailing, sailing lessons and sailboat racing.
Olympic and America's Cup sailor Steve Colgate and renowned naval architect Jim Taylor, designed the Colgate 26 with sailboat safety top of mind. They wanted a fast sailboat for racing, a comfortable sailboat for "just messing around in boats" (a quote from Wind in the Willows), and a great sailboat for teaching sailing fundamentals and sailboat racing techniques.
Steve wrote the parameters for The Boat For All Reasons, insisting that it not only be safe and unsinkable. Steve also mandated that the Colgate 26 have big boat characteristics with fast one-design sailboat performance – a smart keelboat with sophisticated and easy to use sailboat design features that make the transition to larger boats a breeze. And that’s what you get when you own and sail a Colgate 26.
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Unsinkable and Easy to Maneuver
The Colgate 26 sailboat is a fast, high performance keelboat, with well-thought-out safety and ergonomic features that make it not only fun to sail, but very safe in any wind and sea conditions. Note in the photo how comfortable the boat sails in a fresh breeze with one reef in the mainsail.
The Colgate 26 has positive foam flotation, rendering it unsinkable. The Colgate 26 transom is only a few inches above water, providing easy access onto the boat when someone needs help getting back aboard.
Case in Point: On a cold, windy day in Chicago Harbor In 1999, three Offshore Sailing School Learn to Sail students sailing a Colgate 26 without the instructor on their test sail, rescued two people hanging onto a buoy, both in the early stages of hypothermia. They did this by pulling them onto the boat from the easy-access transom. For rendering assistance to mariners in distress, using rescue training learned one day prior, US Sailing awarded the students the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal.