Shark 24

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Shark 24
Shark black.svg
Shark downwind.jpg
Shark downwind
Development
DesignerGeorge Hinterhoeller
LocationNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Year1959
No. builtover 2500
DesignOne-Design
Builder(s)Hinterhoeller Limited
C&C Yachts
Halman Manufacturing Co.
Bodo Guenther Marinedepot* (*current builder)
Roleracer, recreational sailing
Boat
Crew2 to 3
Boat weight2,100 lb (950 kg)
Draft3 ft 2 in (0.97 m)
Hull
Typemonohull
ConstructionFibre-reinforced plastic
LOA24 ft (7.3 m)
LWL20 ft (6.1 m)
Beam6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Engine type3–6 hp (2.2–4.5 kW)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typefixed fin
Ballastiron 675 lb (306 kg)
Rudder(s)transom hung spade
Rig
Rig typebermuda rig
I (foretriangle height)20 ft (6.1 m)
J (foretriangle base)7.3 ft (2.2 m)
P (mainsail luff)23 ft (7.0 m)
E (mainsail foot)10.2 ft (3.1 m)
Sails
Sailplanfractional sloop
Mainsail area117.3 sq ft (10.90 m2)
Jib/genoa area73 sq ft (6.8 m2)
Upwind sail area190 sq ft (18 m2)
Class is a member of World Sailing

The Shark 24 is a Canadian-designed 24 ft sailing yacht which has earned itself a reputation of extraordinary reliability and longevity among sailors both in North America and Central Europe. Having been designed by George Hinterhoeller back in 1959 to cope well even with the harshest conditions found in the Great Lakes region, the vessel has proven to be well suited for extended leisure trips as well as for tough racing.[1]

The Shark 24 was awarded International status by World Sailing in 2000.[2]

History[edit]

George Hinterhoeller grew up in Austria where he sailed the light displacement fin keel sailboats that were common there. By 1959 he had emigrated to Canada and was working for a boat builder in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Mr. Hinterhoeller decided to design and build a sailboat for himself that was similar to what he had sailed in his youth in Austria. The result was a 22 ft (6.7 m) plywood boat he named Teeter Totter. Other sailors saw the resulting boat, and how fast it sailed compared to the heavy displacement boats common on the [Great lakes} at the time and asked Hinterhoeller to build similar boats for them. Hinterhoeller modified the design, stretching it out to 24 ft (7.3 m) and started production of what he then called the Shark. The customer who commissioned the fifth hull requested it be built in fibreglass and offered to help Hinterhoeller build it using this new material. The resulting boat was a success and all subsequent Shark produced were built in fibreglass as this resulted in a lighter boat that took far less time to build so was less expensive and required much less ongoing maintenance.[1][3]

Design[edit]

The shark is a light displacement cruising and racing sailboat. It has a 7/8 fractional sloop rig, a small cabin and a self-bailing cockpit. The iron fin keel, combined with a transom hung spade rudder, and a flat run aft allows the hull to ride up on its bow wave and plane under the right conditions, giving the Shark more speed than a displacement hull of the same waterline length. It had a displacement-length ratio of 123, extraordinarily low for its time.[3][4][3][5]

Accommodations[edit]

The Shark has a V-berth, two quarter berths, and a small galley with sink, stove and icebox. It has sitting headroom under the small deckhouse.[3]

Events[edit]

World Championship[edit]

A World Championship Regatta for the Shark 24 class has been continuously contested for over 50 years. The regatta follows a three-year rotation where for two consecutive years the regatta is hosted by the Canadian Shark Class Association in Canada, and the third year it is held in Europe in Austria, Germany, or Switzerland.[6]

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1966 Ottawa  Canada
Sid Dakin
1967 Montreal  Canada
Sid Dakin
1968 Niagara-on-the-Lake  Canada
Sid Dakin
1969 Toronto  Canada
Sid Dakin
 Canada
Roy Brown
1970 Ottawa  Canada
Sid Dakin
1971 Mississauga  Canada
Jim Jackson
1972 Kingston  West Germany
Horst Shaunbacher
1973 Montreal  Canada
John Fitzpatrick
1974 West Germany  West Germany
Horst Shaunbacher
1975 Fort Erie  Canada
John Fitzpatrick
1976  Sweden
Eric Schauman
1977 Travemünde  West Germany
Helmut Jungbut
1978 Mississauga  Canada
Clare Norris
1979 Toronto  Canada
Don Walton
1980  West Germany
Rudi Magg
1981 Mississauga  Canada
Ralph Gilbert
1982 Hamilton  Canada
Paul Davis
1983 Attersee  Austria
Anton Stader
1984 Fort Erie  Canada
Hal Ebert
Mike Entwistle
Sandy Ebert
1985 Toronto  Canada
Dana Richardson
Peter Eagar
Mo Regnier
1986 Konstanz  Austria
Flossi Felsecker
1987 Niagara-on-the-Lake  Canada
Hal Ebert
Mike Entwistle
Sandy Ebert
1988 Fort Erie  Canada
Hal Ebert
Mike Entwistle
Sandy Ebert
1989 Attersee  Austria
Flossi Felsecker
1990 Kingston  Canada
Peter Schell
1991 Toronto  Canada
Peter Vickery
David Starck
Jamie Day
1992 Kreuzlingen  Austria
Flossi Felsecker
1993 Oakville  Canada
Greg Cockburn
Peter Eagar
Christine Forsyth
1994 Niagara-on-the-Lake  Canada
Don Ruddy
1995 Friedrichshaven  Canada
Don Ruddy
1996 Kingston  Canada
Jeff Mitchell
Peter Aker
Robert McCooey
 Canada
Graham Jones
Colin Clark
Luis Carrasco
 Canada
Jack Mitchell
Chris Daniels
Ken Mitchell
1997 Fort Erie  Canada
Don Ruddy
 Canada
Jack Mitchell
Chris Daniels
Ken Mitchell
 Canada
Jeff Mitchell
Peter Aker
Robert McCooey
1998 Breitenbrunn  Canada
Don Ruddy
John Clark
Kathy Ruddy
 Austria
Flossi Felsecker
Franz Lackerbauer
Johannes Tinsobin
 Austria
Franz Flasch
Franz Gratzel
Doris Potsch
1999 Toronto  Canada
Sid Dakin
John Dakin
Julian Aziz
 Canada
Jack Mitchell
Chris Daniels
Ken Mitchell
 Canada
Mark Wiggins
2000 Parry Sound  Canada
Don Ruddy
John Clark
 Canada
Sid Dakin
John Dakin
Julian Aziz
 Canada
Jeff Mitchell
Andrew Shaw
Peter Aker
2001 Kreuzlingen  Canada
Don Ruddy
John Clark
 Austria
Flossi Felsecker

 Canada
Rodney Smith

2002 Toronto  Canada
Greg Cockburn
Peter Eagar
Christine Forsyth
 Canada
Steve Elwood

 Canada
Michael Lee

2003 Ottawa  Canada
Greg Cockburn
Peter Eagar
Christine Forsyth
 Canada
Sid Dakin
John Dakin
Julian Aziz
 Canada
Don Ruddy
John Clark
2004 Müritz  Canada
John Clark
John Fraser
Ethier Annie Claude
 Germany
Jürgen Ahlfeldt
Jürgen Borgwardt
Dieter Dülffer
 Austria
Michael Schahpar
Elfriede Schahpar
Peter Feichtinger
2005 Windsor  Canada
Johan Koppernaes
Doug Brown
Michael Lee
 Canada
Sid Dakin
John Dakin
Kyle Dakin
 Canada
Paul Davis
Peter van Rossem
Nathan Baron
2006 Toronto  Canada
Johan Koppernaes
Doug Brown
Michael Lee
 Canada
Stephen Jones
Lisa Katz Jones
Kathryn Fuller
 Canada
Jeremy Lucas
Chris Dorrington
Graham Eisenhauer
2007 Traunsee  Germany
Horst Rudorffer
Anita Correll
Thomas Molz
 Canada
Johan Koppernaes
Doug Brown
Michael Lee
 Austria
Michael Schahpar
Florian Leitner
Elfriede Schahpar
2008 Hamilton  Canada
David Foy
Jamie Foy
David O'Sullivan
 Canada
Johan Koppernaes
Doug Brown
Michael Lee
 Canada
John Dakin
Kyle Dakin
Morgan Dakin
2009 Niagara-on-the-Lake  Canada
David Foy
Jamie Foy
David O'Sullivan
 Canada
Josh Wiwcharyk
Chris Clarke
Martha Rafuse
 Canada
Johan Koppernaes
Doug Brown
Michael Lee
2010 Kreuzlingen  Canada
Greg Cockburn
Hal Ebert
Peter Aker
 Canada
David Foy
Jamie Foy
David O'Sullivan
 Austria
Ernst Felsecker
Klaus Kratochwill
Franz Gratzel
2011 Montreal  Canada
David Foy
Jamie Foy
David O'Sullivan
 Canada
Johan Koppernaes
Doug Brown
Michael Lee
 Canada
George Stedman
Etienne Portelance
Robert Levy
2012 Kingston  Canada
Robert Davis
Paul Davis
Brandon Tattersall
 Canada
Peter Aker
Howard Moscrop
David Giles
 Canada
Johan Koppernaes
Doug Brown
Michael Lee
2013 Muritz  Canada
Keven Piper
Tom Nelson
Jordin Clark
 Austria
Michael Schahpar
Bernhard Hynie
Nancy Harvey
Douglas Mc Farlane
 Canada
Greg Cockburn
Hal Ebert
Peter Aker
2014 Toronto  Canada
Keven Piper
Tom Nelson
Jordin Clark
 Canada
Peter Van Rossem
Peter Van Rossem Jr
Stan Wallace
 Canada
Andrew Morgan
Daina Morgan
Martin Shaw
2015 Ottawa  Canada
Dave Foy
Jamie Foy
David O'Sullivan
 Canada
John Dakin
Morgan Dakin
Trevor Dakin
 Canada
Peter Van Rossem
Stan Wallace
Peter Jr. Van Rossem
2016 Ebensee  Austria
Michael Schahpar
Klaus Krachtowil
Ben Hynie
 Canada
Keven Piper
Tom Nelson
Jordin Clark
 Austria
Christan Binder
Thomas Czajka
Harald Hynie
2017 Toronto  Canada
Richard Robarts
Colin Clark
Cameron Mason
 Canada
Greg Cockburn & crew
 Canada
Jeffrey Gillmeister & crew
2018 Kingston  Canada
Stephen Jones
Geoff Moore
Breck McFarlane
 Canada
Martin Shaw
Andrew Morgan
Daina Morgan
 Canada
Peter Van Rossem
Stan Wallace
Matt Fair
2019 Muritz Sept 28 - Oct 5, 2019

See also[edit]

Similar sailboats

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Shark". Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  2. ^ "World Sailing - Shark 24". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Canadian Yachting - Shark". Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  4. ^ "George Hinterhoeller". Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Royal Canadian Yacht Club Models - Panel 11, Shark 1960". Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Shark 24 Racing". Retrieved 8 December 2018.

External links[edit]

Sharks upwind

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