~The Vanguard Club Flying Junior, "CFJ", is sailed by more collegiate sailing teams than any other double-handed sailboat. Also popular as a junior trainer, the CFJ is a light, tough, agile performer that is available with or without a spinnaker package. Especially popular on lakes and rivers, the CFJ tacks and accelerates quickly, making the best use of resticted sailing areas. Its large comfortable bouyancy tanks ensure that the CFJ is both self rescuing and safe. With a tough untapered mast, external halyards, and a simple layout, the Club Flying Junior is suitable for optimist sailors and college All-Americans alike.
The Vanguard Club Flying Junior is built tough with reinforced fiberglass in vulnerable areas like the bow and rails. It comes equipped with heavy duty bumpersand rugged Harken hardware. The available spinnaker package makes the CFJ a great boat for junior sailors coming out of the Optimist class.
The CFJ gives youth sailors the chance to master valuable spinnaker and teamwork skills that simply can't be learned in single-handed boats. Progressinve sailing associations are developing team racing and fleet racing around their double-handed trainers. These new sailing challenges are keeping young sailors excited and building participation in junior programs.
With over 900 boats in use in club programs today, and more than 100 active college fleets, the Club Flying Junior is a fantastic choice for clubs, high schools or colleges looking to introduce young sailors to double-handed sailing. Give us a call and put our knowledge and experience to work for you.
Draft: 3 ft. 2 in.
Beam: 4 ft. 11 in.
3:1 boom vang with heavy duty mast and boom sails
Harken blocks used throughout
All hardware through-bolted and backed with oversized stainless washers and locknuts
Full seat tanks provide comfort and plenty of bouyancy
Hull and deck bonded together with Plexus, a super tough Methacrylate adhesive
Newly-designed rudder head and tiller
Molded fiberglass kick-up rudder
Deep, rounded hull shape; tacks easily and accelerates quickly
Reinforced mast step
Strong, proven spreader bracket
State of the art sails by North made with medium tempered 5 oz. cloth
Non-tapered one-piece mast with external halyards is virtually indestructible
Marlow line package
Custom-designed heavy-duty rigging including oversized shroud adjusters and pins
Unidirectional knitted fiberglass thorughout hull and deck for ultimate durability