The Stuart Knockabout
About the Class
The Stuart Knockabout is a reproduction of the original Herreshoff 28’ sloop in foam sandwich fiberglass, designed by L. Francis Herreshoff in 1932.
L. Francis was partial to the advantages of comparatively shallow draft designs. He compensated for this factor by employing longer waterlines, exquisite, easily driven body plans and sensible, moderate-sized rigs and sail plans.
The Stuart Knockabout is a splendid example of these basic design principles. She is exceptionally fast and, therefore, great fun to sail. She also has surprising power and is not slowed perceptibly by an oncoming sea. She is comfortable and forgiving, and with every unnecessary piece of complicated gear absent, what is left is an uncluttered, simple, easily handled thoroughbred.
Club races for the Stuart class are held Saturdays at 2 pm during the summer months.