|Designer||Frank V. Butler|
|Builder(s)||Capri Yachts division of Catalina Yachts|
|Crew||one or two|
|Crew||one or two|
|Displacement||145 lb (66 kg)|
|Draft||2.83 ft (0.86 m) with the daggerboard down|
|LOA||13.00 ft (3.96 m)|
|Beam||4.92 ft (1.50 m)|
|Rig type||stayed catboat rig|
|Mainsail area||74.00 sq ft (6.875 m2)|
|Total sail area||74.00 sq ft (6.875 m2)|
The Capri Cyclone, also referred to as the Cyclone 13 or just the Cyclone, is an American sailing dinghy that was designed by Frank V. Butler as a one-design racer and first built in 1970.
The Capri Cyclone is a recreational sailboat, built predominantly of fiberglass with foam flotation. It has a stayed catboat rig with a short forestay, aluminum spars, a flexible mast and a loose-footed mainsail with mid-boom sheeting and a full cockpit width mainsheet traveler. The hull design features a spooned raked stem, a vertical transom, a transom-hung fiberglass rudder controlled by a tiller and a retractable fiberglass daggerboard. There is a forward compartment for stowage, closed by a hatch. The boat displaces 145 lb (66 kg) and is capable of planing.
The design was initially equipped with a sail of 78.00 sq ft (7.246 m2), but the class association approved a modification to shorten the mast and reduce the sail area by re-cutting it to 74.00 sq ft (6.875 m2) to improve both the performance of the boat and the handling. The manufacturer not only approved of the modification, but offered it free of charge.
For sailing the design is equipped with a self-bailing cockpit, hiking straps, an outhaul, Cunningham and a boom vang. Factory options included a sail window, a kick-up rudder and a two-piece mast to ease ground transport.
In a 1994 review Richard Sherwood wrote that the Cyclone is "a planing dinghy with a bendy mast. There is an unusually short forestay. For ease of cartopping, the mast may be ordered in two pieces. Both the centerboard and the rudder are fiberglass. A beaching rudder is available as an option."
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- Sherwood, Richard M.: A Field Guide to Sailboats of North America, Second Edition, pages 22-23. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994. ISBN 0-395-65239-1
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- A comprehensive web site including a lot of details, and a fleet roster