The Ontario 32, a masthead sloop, was designed by C&C (Cuthbertson & Cassian) and built in Canada by Ontario Yachts.
Underwater Profile: Fin with Spade Rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 32'0" (9.75m)
Waterline Length: 26'6" (8.1m)
Beam: 11'0" (3.35m)
Draft: 4'6" (1.37m)
Rig Type: Masthead sloop
Displacement: 9,800lb (4,445kg)
Designer: C&C (Cuthbertson & Cassian)
Builder: Ontario Yachts (Canada)
Year First Built: 1974
Year Last Built: 1996
Number Built: 160
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 16.9
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 40.6
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 235
4. Comfort Ratio: 22.1
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 2.1
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1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 16.9 suggests that the Ontario 32 will, in the right conditions, approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the sailing performance expectations of most cruising sailors.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 40.6 means that the Ontario 32 will stand up reasonably well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 235, tells us the Ontario 32 is a moderate displacement cruiser, which means she'll carry all your cruising gear without it having a dramatic effect on her performance. Most of today's sailboats intended for offshore cruising fall into this displacement category.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 22.1 suggests that crew comfort of a Ontario 32 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability, which is not encouraging news for anyone prone to seasickness.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula of 2.1 tells us that a Ontario 32 would not be a good choice of sailboat for ocean passage-making, owing to the increased risk of capsize in strong winds and heavy seas when compared to a sailboat with a CSF of less than 2.0.
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