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Yankees in Buzzard's Bay, courtesy of New Bedford Sailing Museum

The iconic wooden racing class

designed by Starling Burgess in 1937


Eighty-six years after the Yankee One-Design class was created, only a handful of these boats are left. Yet they sail on both of America's coasts, the Great Lakes, New Zealand, France, and Australia -- a testament to the Yankee's enduring appeal and performance.

Each YOD sailboat has its own story. This site is dedicated to sharing those stories, preserving the legacy of these iconic boats, and celebrating the passion of those who sail them. Beloved by many, Yankees offer a unique sailing experience that combines the charm of wooden boat construction with the thrill of racing in all kinds of weather.

Dawn Y19 07-04-14 Sailing
TARFUN's launch

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