Review of Vindö 30

Vindö 30
Vindö 30 anno 1972. Vindö 30 ´Monique´

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Vindö 30 is a sailboat designed by the Swedish maritime architect Carl Andersson in the early seventies. The Vindö 30 is built by the Swedish yard Nötesund Varv AB.

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The hull is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season. And outside the sailing season, just bottom cleaning and perhaps anti-fouling painting once a year - a few hours of work, that's all.

The interior is like most other boats made of teak.
The boat is equipped with 2 cabins, 4-5 berths, a galley and toilet facility.

The boat equipped with a masthead rig. The advantage of a masthead rig is its simplicity and the fact that a given sail area - compared with a fractional rig - can be carried lower and thus with less heeling moment.

The boat is typically equipped with an inboard Volvo Penta MD11C engine at 23.0 hp (17 kW), which gives a max speed about 6.2 knots.
The transmission is a shaft drive. A shaft drive will in the long run require less maintenence than other types of drive e.g. a sail drive.
The fuel tank has a capacity of 25 liters (6 US gallons, 5 imperial gallons).

Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Stability and Safety
What is Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)?
The capsize screening value for Vindö 30 is 1.63, indicating that this boat could - if evaluated by this formula alone - be accepted to participate in ocean races.

Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed
What is Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed?
The theoretical maximal speed of a displacement boat of this length is 6.5 knots. The term "Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed" is widely used even though a boat can sail faster. The term shall be interpreted as above the theoretical speed a great additional power is necessary for a small gain in speed.

Immersion rate
The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Vindö 30 is about 116 kg/cm, alternatively 652 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 116 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 652 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

Motion Comfort Ratio
What is Motion Comfort Ratio (MCR)?
The Motion Comfort Ratio for Vindö 30 is 29.2.

Low High 82% 0 50 100
Comparing this ratio with similar sailboats show that it is more comfortable than 82% of all similar sailboat designs. This is a comfort value significantly above average.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)
What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?
The l/b ratio for Vindö 30 is 3.71.

Wide Slim 96% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is slimmer than 96% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more speedy hull design. This type of design is also referred to as 'needle'.

D/L (Displacement Length Ratio)
What is Displacement Length Ratio?
The DL-ratio for Vindö 30 is 272 which categorizes this boat among 'light crusers & offshore racers'.

Heavy Light 42% 0 50 100
42% of all similar sailboat designs are categorized as heavier. A heavy displacement combined with smaller water plane area has lower acceleration and is more comfortable.

SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio)
What is SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio)?
The SA/D for Vindö 30 with ISO 8666 reference sail is 14.1, with a 135% genua the SA/D is 16.6.

Low High 27% 0 50 100
The SA/D ratio indicates that it is faster than 27% of all similar sailboat designs in light wind.

RSP (Relative Speed Performance)
What is Relative Speed Performance?
The Relative Speed Performance for Vindö 30 is 4

Slow Fast 4% 0 50 100
The relative speed performance is 4 which means that a it is faster than 4% of all similar sailboat designs.


Dimensions of sail for masthead rig.
mainsail specifications genoa specifications spinnaker specifications
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Guiding dimensions of running rig
Mainsail halyard 23.1 m(75.6 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Jib/genoa halyard23.1 m(75.6 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Spinnaker halyard23.1 m(75.6 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Jib sheet 9.1 m(29.9 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Genoa sheet9.1 m(29.9 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Mainsheet 22.8 m(74.6 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Spinnaker sheet20.0 m(65.7 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Cunningham3.6 m(11.8 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Kickingstrap7.2 m(23.6 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)
Clew-outhaul7.2 m(23.6 feet)10 mm(3/8 inch)

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