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Sunfish Resources


Sunfish Rigging from the West Coast Sailing Rig Shop


The Sunfish sailboat is a renowned single-handed dinghy known for its simplicity, versatility, and popularity worldwide. West Coast Sailing has all the resources you need to rig, find replacement parts, and enjoy sailing your Sunfish.

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Sunfish Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Sunfish are still made huh?

A: Yes. Not nearly in the quantity that they used to, but they are still manufactured and sold.

Q: What changes have there been with the boat over the years?

A: The Sunfish is still pretty similar to how it's always been. There were some rudder and traveller upgrades, some changes to the hull/deck build and a few small hardware upgrades. But, overall the boat is very very similar to the first one made 50+ years ago.

Q: Are the blades wood still?

A: Not anymore, all of the Sunfish we bring in have the new and modern Fiberglass Rudder and Daggerboard.

Q: Where are Sunfish made?

A: At the moment, they are mainly made in China. There is some production that happens in the UK, but most of the hulls are made in Asia.

About the Sunfish

The Sunfish sailboat is a renowned single-handed dinghy known for its simplicity, versatility, and popularity worldwide. Designed by Alcort, Inc. in 1951, the 13 feet 9 inches fiberglass hull, equipped with a cat-rigged lateen sail of 75 square feet, ensures stability and ease of handling. With a daggerboard for lateral resistance and a design suitable for a wide range of wind conditions, the Sunfish is an ideal choice for both beginners and experienced sailors. Its compact size and lightweight construction facilitate easy transport on car roofs or trailers, and it can be stored vertically or horizontally. The boat's global reach is evident through its use in recreational sailing, racing, and as a teaching tool in sailing schools, with the International Sunfish Class Association overseeing class rules and events, further cementing its status as an iconic and accessible sailboat.

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