and Cheshire Catamarans
Rigged, sailed, righted by
Isotope and Cheshire are performance catamarans. The balanced
design makes it possible to fine tune for maximum performance
- all of the equipment is there as the sailor's skill level
grows. Many safety concerns are addressed with hull flotation
foam inside the top of the sealed mast, and a righting bar.
Also available is a removable pocket on the top panel of the
mainsail in which a piece of foam flotation can be inserted.
Our two sailing cats, the Isotope
and the Cheshire, are built per
order so that each boat is what the owner wishes within class specifications.
Our crafts are manufactured with reinforced molded fiberglass hulls
and equipped with the best marine hardware. The thoughtful
design and workmanship assures the owner's satisfaction and earns
the boats the reputation of being the "Smart Cats."
the Isotope in Action
at the 39th US Sailboat Show. Instructions:Click on Free Connection,
US Sailboat Show, in the lower left. Use firstname.lastname@example.org,
password: isotope (lowercase) to login or create you own login.
Once you are logged in, select the free connection a second time.
Isotope starts at 7:41.
the Isotope and the Cheshire have IFG's Righting Bar to enable
one person to right the boat while in the water.
See the Righting
Bar in action - view a 10 image Slide
as photographed by Bill Setzer at Harbour Lights Studio, Virginia
Telescoping Tiller with Tiller Return
is available for purchase.
Each year the Carolina
Sailing Club (CSC) sponsors the North Carolina Governor's
Cup Regatta at Kerr Lake, one of the largest and oldest inland-water
regattas in the United States. The Isotope class has won the race
many times - twice with IFG owner Frank Meldau at the tiller. Go
to CSC for an events calendar and regatta reports.