The Wianno Senior Knockabout has been racing
on the Nantucket Sound since the summer of 1914. the boat
was designed as a day sailor for summer recidents of Wianno.
It has remained the principal one-design class of the open
waters of Nantucket Sound. In 2008 a European fleet was established
in Porto Santo Stefano, Grosseto, Italy.
The last new Wooden
Wianno Senior was built in 1976. After a ten year drought
fleet elders commissioned Sparkman & Stephens and "design
2498" was created. The resultant Fiberglass Wianno Senior
is "true to the original" visually and underway.
Close Supervision by the Wianno Senior Class Association
ensures that the integrity of the class is maintained and
success is the result of preparation by, and the ability
of, the skipper and crew.
Four Nantucket Sound yacht clubs offer regular
weekend series races for Wianno Seniors. The season
opener "Max Crosby Regatta" and midseason "Scudder
Cup Series" brings the racing fleet together. Class
Champions and Olympic Sailers from various one-designs are "regulars" to
the Wianno Senior Fleet. Many boats are sailed by second
or third generation family members. Competition is fierce;
nantucket Sound conditions always challenging, but one constantant
remains; the legendary "Senior".
Draft 2'-6" (board up) 5'-5" (board
Displacement 4,100 lbs
(certified min. w/o rig & removable
Sail Area 366 sq ft