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Feb 3 2023
What Gives! "Shawn
the Sheep" sails a Sandpiper?
Well almost, lets have some fun here and compare sailboats and sailing
techniques. Your gonna laugh at this one, how he sails. We know someone, in
the fleet, who does exactly like this, and their boat's name is...
Shawn's buddy Blitzer, is at the helm.
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|Jan 27 2023
Created a 565
Racing Page, and move the story of the
Sandpiper Boat Crew "Ergie"
competing in the Florida Water Tribe race to it.
|Jan 26 2023
Were back online! Slowly am responding to;
the emails that have piled up, update the registry with new entries,
improving the website, and adding members to the forums. To help speed
things up we've have now set up a email reminder, whenever one registers for
the forums (must be a sandpiper owner) we also get an email.
|Jan 25 2023
Only a few days left of the Boating event of
the year! The Toronto Boat Show, January 20-29, 2023. Click here to see the
Toronto Boat show guide-2023. Are You going?
|Jan 19 2023
Updated News Feed page, removed discontinued
"Thank You" for visiting our website. The
Sandpiper 565 website has exceeded over 100,400 new views since 2007.
Jan 18 2023
What to do with a old Sandpiper that has no keel and is in
neglect and disrepair? Recycle it of course. Make it into a
"DUCK" hunting boat? What Gives? Strip it
all the hardware off, paint it all camouflage, add a swamp motor, add a dog
and hide in the weeds and shallows just waiting for those ducks. But watch
out Vincent, for that dog trying to bolt out of the cabin, to retrieve them
Project duck boat #1- YouTube
Project duck boat #2 - YouTube
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D o you ever watch a sandpiper bird as it moves along the shoreline?
Do you notice that the sandpiper bird is darting in and out of the waters edge
along the beach looking for food and always seems to be moving around?
basically that's what our Sandpiper Sailboats do, but we tend try to stay
in the water more than on land, and we can go anywhere any time. In less
than 15 minutes Sandpipers can be rigged and launched ready to sail or
hauled out and trailer secured to travel over land to explore new inland
Sandpiper 565 can be classified as a pocket or compact cruiser, or a
micro-cruiser that is; small (18.6 feet or 5.65 meters), lightweight (1200 lbs), a
sailboat with a cabin (headroom 4'4") intended for recreational cruising and overnight
stays (sleeps 4), can be easily loaded onto a trailer and towed, and is
very easy to beach. The calculated hull speed is 5.81 mph (5 knots).
Sandpiper 565 is also a sailing sloop with four berth accommodation and is
popular in eastern Canada and in the great lakes region. Due to her short
waterline and wide beam (7'.1"), the Sandpiper is not a really fast
boat but she shows a good pointing ability. A little tender at first, she
rapidly becomes stiffer as the retractable daggerboard keel (300 lbs on a
lead screw) begins to do its job. The keel retracts fully inside the boat
(draft becomes 10 inches) and when lowered only protrudes 2'1" below
the hull (draft becomes 2'11"). The Sandpiper can be sailed single
handedly and has a wide beam for stability, is inexpensive, and being
trailerable, means not having to pay for expensive marina slips. The mast
of the Sandpiper is 22 feet 1.75 inches long (from bottom edge of aluminum
foot casting to mast top) and it lays down nicely on the top of the Boat
he Sandpiper 565 was designed by Leonardo da Costa
Sayago (C. Eng, M.R.N.A.) in Southampton England on December 16, 1971
as a fast week-ender sailboat.
he Sandpiper 565 was an English Channel Craft manufactured
first by Messrs, Sandpiper Marine LTD. of Southampton, England in 1972, and
built under licence by C & L Boatworks Waterhouse & May Limited originally
in Pickering Ontario. Although the name has changed slightly over the years the
company has remained the same. (see C & L history). Although the Sandpiper 565
Sailboat is no longer in
production but CL Sailboats in Fort Erie, continue to offer free technical advice and supply
replacement parts and sails (check the support web page). The high production cost (labor intensive) of
building the boat finally resulted in it discontinued for more favorable models.
The first Sandpiper constructed in Canada was in 1974 with the last in 1993. The
Sandpiper is very close in design to both the English SailFish
18 and the Ockelbo OS19 with all three being
designed by the same designer Leonardo da Costa Sayago.
Sandpiper 565 was constructed to The Lloyds of London Shipyards Standards
(safety requirements) and has received certification from The Ship and
Boat Builders National Federation (now known the British Marine
Federation) as, as the Sandpiper sailed in Sea costal waters around the
English Channel Islands.
Reports From The Press :
|A "dinghy with lid" Geoffrey Underwood
sailing correspondent of the Western Morning News describes
the Sandpiper 565. Carefully planned accommodation with dinghy
performance. Light and responsive under her 167 square feet of sail.|
|Practical Boat Owner, states, "Sandpiper
565 is a boat to add to your list if you're hunting round for a trailerable 18 footer shoal draft. An all resinglass boat the Sandpiper
should appeal to a "first buyer". All in all a pretty
sailing boat which comes with|
|Yachting & Boating Monthly: John Driscoll,
With the Solent just recovering from the onslaught of an Autumn gale,
we set full sail in order to beat out of the shelter of the Medina
against the tide, and the Sandpiper showed herself to be lively, from
the onset. She pointed high and sailed fast enough over the tide to
allow us to doge the floating bridge and the ferry without having to
resort to using the outboard.|
|Sunday Express Boat Test: Kenneth Duxbury, Any
sailor who can handle a cruising dinghy will find Sandpiper 565 a
delight. Yesterday in a spanking breeze off the Cornish coast I put
her through her paces under full sail. She came through with flying
colours. For this versatile craft has a performance and quality of
finish which would be hard to better for her class.|
|All molding by hand lay-up. Built-in buoyancy is
provided for additional safety. The sides decks are wide enough to
walk on with ease, combined with handrails on the cabin roof. There is
easy access to the cabin through the large sliding main hatch.
Retractable outboard motor bracket is standard equipment.|
|A carefully designed, extremely dry cockpit with high
coaming for comfortable day sailing. Non-skid surfaces and extra|
|The Sandpiper 565 secures neatly on a trailer for mobility,
and can be trailed with ease. Launching and recovery is simple, allowing
access to coastal and inland waterways. The keel is recessed within the hull
for trailing and stowage.|
|Deck fittings are of the finest non-corrosive quality
including stemhead roller, mooring cleat and fairleads. The anchor and
chain locker is self-draining and the forward hatch is well positioned
for access to the foredeck and ventilation. The bow pulpit is an
|A light and airy cabin with two large hatches and
plexiglass ports. Four large berths with deep soft cushions allow for
comfortable sleeping. Ample main stowage is provided below the berths
and the handy port starboard cave lockers are great for odds and ends.
A convenient locker for storing the keel winch handle is also
provided. There is excellent sitting headroom, and an optional table
fits neatly onto the keel housing. The chemical toilet is standard
Standard Boat Specifications:
hull with white deck in handlaid fibreglass, with non-skid surfaces and self
draining cockpit floor and seats. 4-berth accommodation with cushions. Cabin
hand lockers and stowage compartments. Plexiglass ports. Chemical toilet (with
pumpout on foredeck) to OWRC specs. Roomy aft locker in cockpit. Built in
positive foam buoyancy. Sliding main hatch with washboards (locking). Forward
hatch. Self-draining anchor locker.
Sandpiper Optional Purchase Options:
the sandpiper was purchased brand new, the following options were available;
trailer, spinnaker, slab reefing, dropleaf table, anchor and line, cockpit tent
cover, storm jib, wind pennant, lighting, wisker pole, cockpit cushions, jib
furling, bow pulpit, stern cleats and fairleads, and sail cover.
H ow fast and how does a Sandpiper handle? Well there have been
a few unusual reports
|Averaging 9 mph (GPS) St Mary's River.|
|Reaching up to 12 mph
(GPS) on Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior with full sails running downwind at
about 45 degrees to the wind/waves with the waves being 6ft high. The Sandpiper
was maintaining a steady 7.5 mph and then hitting 12 mph as It surfed with each
|Being big enough to handle well on Lake Ontario through 10'
swells in high wind.||
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