The Ultimate 20 was the result
of a team of sailors with impressive credentials. Jeff Canepa headed
a team that included Jim Antrim of Antrim Associates-Naval Architects,
sail maker and Olympic medalist Jay Glaser, and 505 builder and foil
specialist Larry Tuttle.
Their idea was simple. Create a monohull with multihull performance.
They wanted a dry and stable platform with safe interior space for kids
or crew. They also wanted a lightweight trailerable to have responsive
dinghy-like handling, all with the cockpit comfort of a 30 footer.
After years of prototype testing, the U20 team achieved the perfect
blend of size and simplicity, creating the ideal boat for racing ONE
DESIGN, PHRF or any weekend sail about. The U20’s design offers
exceptional craftsmanship that is reliable, safe, economical, and fun
Mainsheet Strong, lightweight Carbo fiddle, singles, and ratchet block make
up this 4:1 system which easily handles the 19 m² (205 ft²) mainsail.
The ratchet's 144 swivel base rotates to keep the mainsheet in easy
reach. The free-rolling, high-load traveler car rides on 22 mm Small
Boat track. Double sheave end controls provide a 3:1 purchase that
leads to both sides of the cockpit for easy trimming by skipper or
The Small Boat furler quickly rolls the jib out of the way at dockside and
unfurls easily at the leeward mark. The 2:1 jib sheets use 29 mm T2™ blocks
lashed directly onto the clew of the sail. 75 mm Carbo ratchets shackled
onto the jib lead offer an exceptional 15:1 holding power.
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