New Year...New Boat: Welcome the Andrews 21
Alan Andrews Yacht Design, Inc. and W.D. Schock Corp. are pleased to announce that production has begun on a new and exciting ASA and US Sailing compliant school training sailboat. The Andrews 21 is contemporary, its fluid exterior styling is modern unlike the bland exterior of the other standard sailing school trainers.
The A21 was designed for training students and safety was an important part of the design specifications.
The Andrews 21 meets or exceeds the basic standards set forth by the ASA 101 and 103 training criteria as well as US Sailing equivalents. Designed by world-renowned naval architecture firm Alan Andrews Yacht Design, Inc., (AAYD) the Andrews 21 (A21) embodies attributes of the proven Governors Cup 21 which has been used for over a decade in international level match racing.
Alan Andrew - Builders boat
The W.D. Schock Corp and AAYD President, Alan Andrews, have carefully collaborated to produce a low-maintenance high-quality sailboat trainer.
The A21's contemporary appearance will remind students of a TP 52. The A21's hull is solid hand-laid fiberglass and 100% vinylester resin. A solid hull provides superior impact resistance versus a cored hull. Vinylester resin is impervious to water absorption, eliminating blisters and weight gain.
The A21 is specifically designed to withstand the rigors of school use year in and year out.
All the essential training and modern sailing features have been accounted for in the new Andrews 21. A fixed bulb makes for a very stiff boat. A stiff boat is reassuring to new sailors. The Andrews 21 features integral non-skid deck - designed for decades of use. Her uncluttered 10' cockpit is large enough for four adult students and one instructor. The instructor has the option of teaching from the companionway or from the transom. The tiller location is carefully placed to clear the instructor's feet.
Each A21 is designed with complete ( not partial ) positive floatation.
The stanchions, pulpits, and lifelines are designed to keep students feeling safe and secure. The self-bailing cockpit allows for easy installation of an outboard motor. The deck-stepped mast makes it easier to commission, maintain and decommission at the end of the season. The bullet proof rig is specifically designed for heavy duty school use. Critical controls are lead aft which are easily accessible from the forward end of the cockpit. There are two multi-purpose winches on the cabin top for teaching winch sheeting techniques. The cockpit sole mounted traveler has control lines led to the sides of the cockpit. There is a single line reef built into the boom and an adjustable backstay that is led to the helm.
The Andrews 21 offers the styling, performance, safety and stability to enhance any sailing experience!
The Andrews 21 can also be customized with a wide variety of optional equipment that is listed below; a Fixed sprit, asymmetrical spinnaker gear, roller furling jib, a small anchor locker, an insulated ice chest, a portable toilet, an outboard motor mounting bracket, an electric motor, a provision for an internal battery, hard rails for cockpit in lieu of lifelines, molded to shape fenders for the bow and stern corners, a solar panel for passive charging of the battery, and running lights.
Contact: Walter Johnson
(949) 421-8006 Mobile, Walter@wdschock.com at the W.D. Schock Corp.
regarding the Andrews 21.
Alan Andrews Yacht Design, Inc. began in 1979 and has specialized in creating performance racing and cruising sailing yachts for 35 years. The design team's basic design philosophy incorporates high performance sailing characteristics with solid state-of-the-art engineering.
The Andrews design office uses state-of the-art CAD systems to generate hull shapes and produce working drawings and patterns. Velocity prediction programs and rating projections are accomplished with in house programs and consultants provide CFD appendage and FEA structural analysis. In addition to designing and sailing on his successful racers, Alan serves as a board of directors member and is Chairman of the Technical Committee for Transpacific Yacht Club and has served on the US IMS Committee.