The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 26 Sailboat

The Sun Odyssey 26, a fractionally-rigged sloop was designed by Phillipe Briand and built in France by Jeanneau.

A Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 26 Sailboat waiting for a breeze to fill its sailsA Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 26 Sailboat in need of a breeze.

Published Specification for the Sun Odyssey 26

Underwater Configuration:  Bulb Fin with spade rudder

Hull Material:  GRP (fibreglass)

Length Overall: 24' 6" / 7.47m

Waterline Length: 22' 2" / 6.76m

Beam: 9' 8" / 2.95m

Draft: 5' 6" / 1.68m

Rig Type: Fractional Sloop

Displacement: 5,024lb / 2,279kg

Designer: Phillipe Briand

Builder: Jeanneau (France)

Year First Built: 2003

Owners Association: Jeanneau Owners Network

Published Design Ratios for the Sun Odyssey 26

1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 15.9

  • Less than 16 would be considered under-powered;
  • 16 to 20 would indicate reasonably good performance;
  • Over 20 suggests relatively high performance.

2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: ?

  • Under 40: less stiff, less powerful
  • Over 40: stiffer, more powerful

3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 206

  • Under 100: Ultralight
  • 100 to 200: Light
  • 200 to 275: Moderate
  • 275 to 350: Heavy
  • Over 350: Ultraheavy

4. Comfort Ratio: 16.5

  • Under 20 indicates a lightweight racing boat
  • 20 to 30 indicates a coastal cruiser
  • 30 to 40 indicates a moderate offshore cruising boat
  • 40 to 50 indicates a heavy offshore boat
  • Over 50 indicates an extremely heavy offshore boat

5. Capsize Screening Formula: 2.3

  • Under 2.0 (the lower the better): Better suited for ocean passages
  • Over 2.0: Less suited for ocean passages

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Summary Analysis of Published Design Ratios for the Sun Odyssey 26

A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of just 15.9 suggests that she'll need a stiff breeze to get her going. In any other conditions, unless you've got plenty of time on your hands, motor-sailing will be the way to go.

A Displacement/Length Ratio of 206, tells us she's 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.

4a. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 16.5 suggests that crew comfort in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a lightweight racing boat. Upwind she'll slam enough to shake your fillings out with a motion that cruising sailors have no desire to get used to.

5b. Her Capsize Screening Formula of 2.3 tells us that she would not be a good choice of sailboat for ocean passage-making.



Sailboats in the Sun Odyssey range include:

  • Sun Odyssey 24.2
  • Sun Odyssey 26
  • Sun Odyssey 28.1
  • Sun Odyssey 29.2
  • Sun Odyssey 30i
  • Sun Odyssey 31
  • Sun Odyssey 319
  • Sun Odyssey 32
  • Sun Odyssey 32.1
  • Sun Odyssey 32.2
  • Sun Odyssey 32i
  • Sun Odyssey 33
  • Sun Odyssey 33i
  • Sun Odyssey 34
  • Sun Odyssey 34.2
  • Sun Odyssey 349
  • Sun Odyssey 35
  • Sun Odyssey 36
  • Sun Odyssey 36.2
  • Sun Odyssey 36i
  • Sun Odyssey 37
  • Sun Odyssey 379
  • Sun Odyssey 380
  • Sun Odyssey 389
  • Sun Odyssey 39
  • Sun Odyssey 39i
  • Sun Odyssey 40
  • Sun Odyssey 40 DS
  • Sun Odyssey 40.3
  • Sun Odyssey 409
  • Sun Odyssey 41 DS
  • Sun Odyssey 410
  • Sun Odyssey 419
  • Sun Odyssey 42 CC
  • Sun Odyssey 42 DS
  • Sun Odyssey 42.2
  • Sun Odyssey 42i
  • Sun Odyssey 43
  • Sun Odyssey 43 DS
  • Sun Odyssey 439
  • Sun Odyssey 44
  • Sun Odyssey 44 DS
  • Sun Odyssey 440
  • Sun Odyssey 449
  • Sun Odyssey 44i
  • Sun Odyssey 45
  • Sun Odyssey 45 DS
  • Sun Odyssey 45 Performance
  • Sun Odyssey 45.1
  • Sun Odyssey 45.2
  • Sun Odyssey 469
  • Sun Odyssey 47
  • Sun Odyssey 47 CC
  • Sun Odyssey 49
  • Sun Odyssey 49 DS
  • Sun Odyssey 490
  • Sun Odyssey 49i
  • Sun Odyssey 50 DS
  • Sun Odyssey 509
  • Sun Odyssey 51
  • Sun Odyssey 519
  • Sun Odyssey 52.2
  • Sun Odyssey 54 DS

Sailboats designed by Phillipe Briand include:

  • Alubat 58
  • Beneteau Blue II
  • Beneteau Evasion 36
  • Beneteau First 45
  • Beneteau First 50
  • Beneteau Oceanis 320
  • Beneteau Oceanis 350
  • Beneteau Oceanis 370
  • Beneteau Oceanis 390
  • Beneteau Oceanis 430
  • Beneteau Oceanis 500
  • Beneteau Oceanis 510
  • Bordeaux 60
  • Club 86
  • Cnb 66
  • Dufour Atoll 43
  • Dufour Atoll 50
  • Dynamique 62
  • Elite 29
  • Elite 30
  • Elite 30s
  • Elite 64
  • Feeling 39
  • Feeling 850
  • Grand Soleil 56
  • Jeanneau 51
  • Jeanneau 53
  • Jeanneau 54
  • Jeanneau 57
  • Jeanneau 58
  • Jeanneau 60
  • Jeanneau 64
  • Jeanneau Eolia 25
  • Jeanneau Espace 1000
  • Jeanneau Espace 1100
  • Jeanneau Espace 1300
  • Jeanneau Espace 800
  • Jeanneau Espace 990
  • Jeanneau Sun Fast 26
  • Jeanneau Sun Fast 32
  • Jeanneau Sun Fast 32i
  • Jeanneau Sun Fast 36
  • Jeanneau Sun Fast 42
  • Jeanneau Sun Fast 52
  • Jeanneau Sun Fizz 40
  • Jeanneau Sun Kiss 45
  • Jeanneau Sun Kiss 47
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 26
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 32
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 32.1
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 32i
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41 Ds
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 419
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44 Ds
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 449
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45 Ds
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45 Performance
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.1
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 469
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 47
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 47 Cc
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 DS
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49i
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 50 Ds
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 509
  • Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 519
  • Jeanneau Symphonie 32
  • Jouët 1080
  • Jouët 760
  • Kelt 707
  • Kelt 9m
  • Moorings 32
  • Moorings 432
  • Moorings 500
  • O'day 39
  • O'day 40
  • Ovni 28
  • Ovni 30
  • Ovni 32
  • Ovni 35
  • Ovni 36
  • Ovni 37
  • Ovni 385
  • Ovni 39
  • Ovni 395
  • Ovni 40
  • Ovni 41
  • Ovni 43
  • Ovni 435
  • Ovni 455
  • Ovni 455 Cc
  • Ovni 495
  • Rivage 39

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