This is an example of the Stevenson Projects "Weekender" built by Charlie Duerr of Jackson, Wyoming, USA.
Charlie explains "The boat isn't a tacking boat at all due to the small keel, but she really goes across the wind or running! I have spent the last 4 years Abusing her and testing her limits in WY, but have only turtled her once... During a crazy thunder storm. But, luckly she sails like a Dingy and rights like one too... Just stand on the keel and she comes right back up!"
The weekender is described as a boat that borrows some good ideas from the golden age of working sail, as well as some new wrinkles from space-age materials and power systems. It's a project that combines the best of both worlds-the classic lines of the sea-wise sloops of the turn of the century-and the quick-to-build, lightweight, low maintenance of modern materials.
Weekender is only one of many interesting pocket yachts and day sailors designed for DIY construction.
DRAFT: 3' (1' w/RUDDER UP)
HULL WEIGHT: 550LBS
SAIL AREA: 120 SQ.FT
I had to look up Wyoming which is about as far from the sea as you can get in the United States, none the less Charlie has a great little boat and what some fantastic locations for sailing.
For more details about Charlie's boat please see the Stevenson's Project pages and thanks very much for sharing with us.