We have 10 Sonars to choose from: Queen Liz, Zoe V, Ellie, Laurie, Free Spirit, Escape, Happy Hours, Belle....
The Sonar offers something for everybody: it is a performance racer and a comfortable day-sailor, seating 5 adults.
The Sonar 23 is our primary teaching boat for beginners, and the boat we use for evening races.
Learn to sail on a Sonar or rent a boat to enjoy the water!
The Sonar is a 7 m (23 ft) one-design keelboat for up to five people. It is Bermuda-rigged, with a large mainsail and a 100% jib. The class is recognized by the International Sailing Federation.
The Sonar was designed in 1979 by Bruce Kirby, designer of the popular Laser dinghy. Since then, over 800 boats have been built. Most of the fleet is in the USA, with smaller fleets in Britain and Canada.
Did you know?
The Sonar showcased disabled sailing at the 1996 Paralympic Games where the sport was a demonstration event with just the Sonar. She has been the three person keelboat at every subsequent Paralympics. The Sonar is well suited for disabled sailing because of its large open cockpit making adaptations easy.
Port Sailing Sonar 23 Fleet
The most flexible sail boat, praised by beginners and racers alike.