The New 1971 O'Day Rhodes 19 Sailboat

Smoth Sailing in a New 1971 O'Day Rhodes 19 Sailboat.

Smoth Sailing in a New 1971 O'Day Rhodes 19 Sailboat. GGA Image ID # 15d958a7e1

Picture yourself sailing to the windward mark with a racing crew of 2 or 3; or leisurely daysailing to a picnic spot with 4 adults and several children: Now you can visualize the flexibility of the Rhodes 19.

Racing or cruising, the Rhodes offers all the gear you need. Her deep cockpit seats 6 on wide, comfortable seats with solid flotation inside. There's a generous shelter cabin forward, with shelves for sheets and small gear and two large dry lockers for sails, lunch or sleeping bags.

Racing with the Wind on a New 1971 O'Day Rhodes 19 Sailboat.

Racing with the Wind on a New 1971 O'Day Rhodes 19 Sailboat. GGA Image ID # 15dc6a0404

Aft, you'll find additional stowage for an outboard up to 7. h.p. or other gear. There's an outboard well on the transom that serves as an icebox, too. The entire cockpit is surrounded by rich mahogany coaming trim, floorboards are mahogany. Optional teak woodwork is available.

For sail handling or sunbathing the forward deck easily accommodates a heavy 6 footer without sending the bow on a crash dive. The cabin top serves as a spray shield for the cockpit, and as "control console" for halyards, sheets and optional pole lift and boom vang. All lines are easily handled from within the cockpit.

Leaning Out on the Ledge with a New 1971 O'Day Rhodes 19 Sailboat.

Leaning Out on the Ledge with a New 1971 O'Day Rhodes 19 Sailboat. GGA Image ID # 15dcb0a374

Well-matched to the rugged, displacement hull, the rig is strong, simple and powerful. Strong enough to withstand the screaming winds of San Francisco Bay in 1967's Heavy Weather One-of-a-Kind Regatta without a breakdown, and powerful enough to win it overall.

The foretriangle is 3/4 rig, with adjustable block-fitted sheet leads for more efficient venturi slot effect sailing on the wind. This moderately-sized headsail also helps keep crew requirements to a minimum. In all but heavy winds, Rhodes can be sailed single-handed.

Handling the Heavy Winds Looks Easy in a New 1971 O'Day Rhodes 19 Sailboat.

Handling the Heavy Winds Looks Easy in a New 1971 O'Day Rhodes 19 Sailboat. GGA Image ID # 15dcddc159

The optional spinnaker is large enough to offer excellent performance off the wind, and yet is still small enough to be handled by the skipper and one crew.
The keel model has been selected by the North American Yacht Racing Union for the 1971 Senior Men's Championships.

Yet, for all of the experts who've sailed her, Rhodes 19 remains a favorite beginner's boat.

The Rhodes 19 Class Association is one of the country's best. National Championships are sailed annually, and frequent Regional Regattas are held. In all, nearly 2,000 keel and centerboard models have been built, making this one of the most active classes in North America.

Basic Schematics of the New 1971 O'Day Rhodes 19 Sailboat.

Basic Schematics of the New 1971 O'Day Rhodes 19 Sailboat. GGA Image ID # 15dd298619

RHODES 19 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length: 19' 2"
  • Beam: 7'
  • Draft: Centerboard up 10" down 4'11" Keel model 3'3"
  • Sail area: 175 sq. ft.

STANDARD FEATURES

Outboard well • Roller reefing • Anodized aluminum spars • Cam action main and jib sheet cleats • Combination paddle and boom crutch • Internal wire halyards • Sail locker in bow • Proven hull design
• Storage rack under rear deck • Philippine mahogany floorboards • Bow eye (centerboard model) • Positive foam flotation • Storage shelves under cuddy • Drain plug in cockpit • Vinyl gunwale guard • Adjustable Jib sheet leads
• Fiberglass centerboard trunk cap • 2-year warranty.

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