Francis Lee

In Festival Boats 2018

Designed by Bob Perry and built by the students and staff of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding FRANCIS LEE is a Perry Sliver Class Daysailer designed and built for the pure joy of sailing. Her construction was supervised by Bruce Blatchley the contemporary instructor at the school. She has modest yet comfortable accommodations and has been cruised by a couple for up to two weeks at a time in the Salish Sea.

She was engineered by Tim Nolan and modeled by Jim Franken. CNC work was by Turn Point Design. Custom metal work was done by Bill Campbell. Lamination consulting and direction was done by Russell Brown. Final fitting out was done at CSR Marine in Ballard, WA. Her sails are by Schattauer Sails in Ballard, WA. She has a carbon fiber rig and rudder. Her deck, cockpit and cabin along with interior structure is all foam core composite yielding a light but very strong build. Her Hull is strip planked Western Red Cedar with a clear Douglas Fir backbone and clamp. Her Hull is sheathed inside and out with West System Epoxy set in VectorPly. A one off custom design, she has turned out to be very fast but with very mild manners. She has been featured in a number of magazine articles and a two part video in