Friendship Sloop Lines

Whisp

Length: 16′ 6″

Beam: 3′ 6″

Draft: 12″

Rig: Gunter with leeboard

Designer: Steve Redmond

Builder: Al Buxton—WBS Alumnus

Construction: 4mm glued-lap plywood on spruce & cedar frames

Usual location: On boat rack at end of dock

Comments: WHISP slides along most easily as a solo boat. With two aboard, she loses some of her weight advantage, though with her narrow beam and low wet­ted surface she’s still a very pleasant boat to row. Under sail, she seems equally fast with one or two in anything but light airs, and benefits from the stability of a second crew member.