C&C 36

by Rob Ball

The C&C 36 design follows on the heels of two very successful predecessors - our C&C 33 and C&C 38. The hull's fine deep forefoot ensures good upwind tracking and ability in a seaway, while the full quarter sections add sailing length when heeled or at speed. These features, coupled with improvement in basic keel design, result in a fast, comfortable yacht.

The deck arrangement includes improved comforts for crew or family with more comfortable seating, open coamings and recessed cleats in a basic T-shaped cockpit. The mainsheet traveller, always a toe stubber, has been incorporated in the cabin top to further enhance the capacious cockpit and permit easy movement through the companionway. Traveller controls and simplified, resulting in easier handling of the C&C 36 at the same time. A full depth anchor well is incorporated in the foredeck facilitating the job of anchoring and relieves the aft lockers of this stowage problem as well. The tripod rig and double spreaders provide solid fixity for the spar while at the same time providing the feature of accurate spar adjustment. The 36 incorporates a full length trough along the rail with a drain to provide overboard discharge of rain water preventing traditional streaking of the hull and requiring less maintenance.

Below, the C&C 36 has broadened the cabin sole area in the galley and main cabin, allowing more comfortable sleeping and seating arrangements. The quarter berth and navigator's area include lined, dry lockers, spacious chart table and more drawer space for stowage. The electrical panel has been relocated to improve accessibility for the navigator as well as the crew.

The first production prototype, SUPER SPLURGE, won its division against very stiff one-ton competition in the 1977 Ediu Race on Long Island Sound. This is more remarkable since it was the first race for this boat.