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Class History

Designed in 1976 by Shad Turner, this keeled one-design is an ideal family day racer. The boat is easy to sail, stable, and points like a dream. Plenty of strings to pull (and spinnaker work too) allows younger sailors to sharpen their racing skills. An all-up weight of only 1350 lb makes the Santana 20 eminently trailerable.

Built by W.D. Schock Corporation (Corona, California), the S-20 received a class-approved redesign in 1996. Today both old and new models compete together throughout the U.S, with National championships drawing between 40 and 50 boats.

Santana 20 sailplan

Boat Specifications

LOA: 20' 2 1/2"
LWL: 16'
Draft: Fin Keel 4'
Draft: Wing Keel 32"
Displacement: 1350 lbs.
Ballast (lead): 550 lbs.
Sail Area: 204 sq. ft.

Santana 20


Santana 20

Santana 20 Backstay348 - 29 mm Fixed Head Block348 - 29 mm Fixed Head Block237 - Bullseye Fairlead340 - 29 mm Carbo Single Block349 - 29 mm Carbo Stand-Up Block144 - Swivel Base2135 - 57 mm Carbo Ratchet Block425B - Cam Flairlead150 - Cam Cleat2600 - 57 mm Carbo Single Block2745 - 22 mm Windward Sheeting Car2725.1M - 22 mm High-Beam Track264 - 22 mm High-Beam Endstop

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The Santana features a double-ended backstay that leads forward within reach of the skipper or trimmer. A 304 Wire Block and 29 mm Carbo Blocks make up the 6:1 cascade system. Two 29 mm Stand-Up Blocks turn the line forward to deck-mounted 150 Cam-Matic® Cleats.

Santana 20 Jib Halyard System350 - 29 mm Carbo Cheek Block2146 - 29 mm T2 Block349 - 29 mm Carbo Stand-Up Block349 - 29 mm Carbo Stand-Up Block459 - Cam-Matic Cleat with X-Treme Angle FairleadB8A - Aluminum Plain-Top Winch150 - Cam Cleat150 - Cam Cleat150 - Cam Cleat2670 - 75 mm Carbo Ratchet370 - Stand-Up Boot2750 - 22 mm Pinstop Jib Lead2751.1M - 22 mm Pinstop Track474 - Micro Carbo-Cam with X-Treme Angle Fairlead350 - 29 mm Carbo Cheek Block2751.1M - 22 mm Pinstop Track2750 - 22 mm Pinstop Jib Lead2135 - 57 mm Carbo Ratchet Block459 - Cam-Matic Cleat with X-Treme Angle Fairlead470 - Micro Cam-Matic Cleat with X-Treme Angle FairleadE2200 - 22 mm Endstop2727 - 22 mm Car with Shackle340 - 29 mm Carbo Single Block

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External Jib halyard

The jib halyard exits the mast and runs through a pair of 29 mm Carbo® T2™ Blocks tied end-to-end. It turns up the mast to a 29 mm Cheek Block, down to a 29 mm Stand-Up Block near the mast partners, and aft to a Cam-Matic® Cleat with Extreme Angle Fairlead. A cascade of 29 mm T2 Blocks provides fine-tune adjustments to halyard tension.

Stay Adjusters

A set of lower shrouds run on 22 mm Small Boat Traveler Cars on 1 m track. Downwind, cars are led forward to unload the middle of the mast and move the tip forward. Upwind, cars are pulled aft using a 2:1 system of 29 mm T2 Blocks and Micro Extreme Angle Cleats/Fairleads to control middle mast bend.

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