|Characteristics of the Santana 20|
The Santana 20 is a one-design class of sailboat commonly used for racing. The boat is popular on the west coast of the United States with large fleets in Portland, Seattle, Eugene, Los Angeles, & San Diego. There are also fleets in the Midwest including Denver, Kansas City, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Atlanta. In production since 1976 there are over 900 hulls manufactured to date. In 1996 the manufacturer, WD Schock Corp, redesigned the deck of the boat creating an opened transom, and roomier, more ergonomic cockpit. This change did not affect the performance characteristics of the boat and the old design boats and new design boats race one design. Many boats have been exported to Mexico and at one time there was a Mexican class association.
The Santana 20 is the one of many popular design produced by WD Schock Corp.
Santana 20 Class Association
The Santana 20 Class Association is a governing body formed primary by owners of Santana 20's however membership is open to any individual interested in joining. The Board of Directors is made up of 9 positions, 7 of which are elected annually. Non elected positions are "Honorary Director" Tom Shock who is the president of WD Schock Corporation, and a past president position. The Class Associations purpose is to promote Class Racing, primary organizing an Annual Class Championship Regatta, maintaining conformity of after market changes to class rules, and most importantly facilitating communication between members. The Class Associations official website is http://www.s20.org