Chalupa is a
20ft sloop known popularly as a Cal 20.
Cal 20s are fast, fin keeled, all fiberglass,
midget ocean racer/family cruiser from the drawing board of naval
architect Bill Lapworth and were built by Cal-Boats of Costa Mesa,
California. With a high ballast to displacement ratio and a small jib
they are well suited for sailing on windy San Francisco Bay and the
California coast. They came with a large 8ft, self-bailing cockpit
with outboard engine well and a wide level flush deck. Inside there
is a two compartment cabin with four berths, small galley and a
marine head. The hinged deck-stepped mast offered easy
Cal 20 often participated in SF Bay and Coastal
Races and have won the Midget Ocean Racing Council Championship at
least three times.
For those of you who are interested in rigging a
Cal 20 for heavy weather racing check out Steve Seals
Guide For The Cal 20". It also contain a
more detailed racing history of the Cal 20 class.
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