Johnson 18 Class Links
The purpose of this site is not only to inform about what a great boat the Johnson 18 is, but also about sailing in general.
Whether racing or cruising, dinghy or keel, we encourage you to enjoy sailing to its fullest. Here are some more of the sailing links we've collected over the years. We have skipped ones which are listed on the other major sites, such as racing class boats listed at US Sailing or at other big links pages. Please contact us if you have a good link you'd like to add, or if one doesn't work anymore (especially if you have the site's new address).
- Off the top of our heads...
Sailing FAQ covering the sport in general, this is a downloadable file.
Mark Rosenstein's Sailing Links: a page of links to almost any nautical interest
Stephen Jones Sailing Index: a commercial link site
Wind! The Beaufort Scale
- Sailing E-Zines:
Sailing World: an off-line magazine on-line. This one is largely racing oriented.
On-line magazine for southeastern US- South Wind Sailing
Do-It-Yourself on-line boating magazine
SailingNow, a British sailing on-line 'zine, with design reviews, a forum, tech articles)
Jobson Sailing, broadcast TV and publications
- Racing Classes
Some One-Design, Some Development
International 70, an Olympic class 2-person centerboard dinghy with trapeze & spinnaker
A small boat widely used for training and junior programs, also an interntaional class 420
The 18-Foot Skiffs, the fastest sailboats in the world
For folks that love excitement of a development class: try the International 14
Another repeat from the comparison table, 2-person, no trap, no spinnaker, U.S. Albacore Assn
Buccaneer 18- a 2-person, no-trap, spinnaker dinghy
This is not the "Scow" you'll find in the dictionary C-Scows
Cal-25, "racing and cruising" in a 25-foot 1960s classic keelboat
Another nice, but slightly newer design racer/cruiser keelboat Capri 25
Cherub- One of those scary double-trapeze rockets with sails
OK, want a FAST boat? Here's a trailerable racer/cruiser: the Stilletto Catamaran
International Dragon- A beautiful (think "elegant") classic keelboat, formerly an Olympic class
A 22 1/2 foot racer/cruiser classic keelboat, the Pearson Ensign
Europe Dinghy- an unofficial web site for the Womens Olympic singlehander.
Another personal web site with a great death-roll pic! Of course it's a Finn.
Flying Fifteen here's something a little different- a 2-person spinnaker keel dinghy.
Another entry from the comparison table - International Flying Dutchman fleet
Hampton One-Design- a Chesapeake Bay fishing sloop adapted for racing
If you didn't know Boston Whaler built sailboats- Harpoon
Updated from former times, a sliding-seat singlehander that flies- Int'l 10sq.m Canoe
J24s Another keel racer/cruiser, this one a modern (1970s) flush-deck with a large international class.
Mentioned briefly in our FAQ, a 35-foot LOA keelboat racer/cruiser J105
Laser 5000- a 2-person double-trapeze asymetric-spinnakered dinghy with weight equalization
Melges 24 class
Olson 30- a slightly larger keel ULDB racer. Tell your wife it's a racer/cruiser
Occasionally sighted outside the UK, a high-performance 2-person trapeze spinnaker dinghy- Osprey
Fast, build-it-yourself, backed by centuries of tradition... Polynesian Catamarans
Pintail- small centerboard daysailer, built by O'Day and others
An older one-design, 2-person, no spinnaker: the Rebel Class Ass'n
Rocket 22- Builder page for a canadian sportboat, supposed to be a Melges 24-killer. Cool looking.
A small keel racer/cruiser- Santana 20
Skiffs!!! The sixteen-footers this time. Still a scary double trap rocket with sails.
Sunfish- probably the most numerous and popular boat in the world
A handsome 2-person dinghy, bench seats but a spinnaker lauch/retrieval chute- Tanzer 16
Tanzer 22- A cruiser/racer this time- some people trailer them.
Beautiful, fast, the Olympic catamaran class: Tornado
Viper 640- another site for these 3-person keel racer/daysailer speedsters
West Coast WW Potter web site
- Collegiate Sailing:
Hey, these guys are good! College of Charleston Sailing Team
University of Wisconsin Sailing Club- lots of good educational stuff here.
- Personal Web Sites:
A really, really cool non-commercial site (it's not real glamorous-looking either) called Call Me Fishmeal
Jonathan Ho's "The Winning Formula"- favorite racing-oriented page.
In Search Of The Perfect Dinghy- Chris Harlan's great site about his quest
Mark Johnson's Racing Basics- the title of this page says it all.
Get Knotted! Because every sailor should know how to tie one on.
Bill Lee's "Wizard" homepage. The inventor of the ULDB.
More on knots and knot tying
Download maps & charts free: NOS Mapfinder HomePage
Map of White Bear Lake- Not exactly a NOAA chart, but it'll do- Home of Johnson 18 Fleet One
Find hull speed, compare boats by other ratios with Carl's Sailing Calculator
The Leukemia Cup- a great series of regattas for an excellent cause
Extreme speed sailing including Yellow Pages Endeavor
More Australian Yachting Photos from Richard Bennet
Navigation & the RMS Titanic, cruising South Australia, lots of photos: All At Sea with Dave Gittens
U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Accident Report Database
Rums of the Eastern Caribbean- as in Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of....
The Ultimate PWC repellent: catamaran-mounted missile
The Great Cardboard Boat Race- since 1974
Information for those sailing San Francisco bay- crew list, events, etc
Arthur R. Literary Pages- readable on-line, including kids sailing books
- Sailing Organizations:
The International Sailing Federation: the Big Guys that are responsible for the sport. Formerly known as the International Yacht Racing Union, they decided that "yachting" sounded too snobby and "union" sounded like they had Mafia connections (or something).
The U.S. Sailing Association: the slightly smaller Big Guys responsible for sailboat racing in the United States. Formerly known as the U.S. Yacht Racing Union, and before that the North American Yacht Racing Union (founded 1925, almost three decades later and in a whole different century than Johnson Boat Works).
- Sailing Clubs:
Fort Worth Boat Club- how they do it in Texas
Detroit- Motor City Sailing!
Severn Sailing Association- Annapolis the sailing capital
Ottowa River Sailing Page- includes maps, regional directory, a forum, more links, etc.
Nyack Boat Club, Nyack NY, USA
Bainbridge Sails and Sailcloth
Mack Sails, Stuart Florida
Sabre Sails, Ft Walton Beach Florida
Informative site by Pineapple Sails in Oakland Ca
Quantum (information on a-sails)
Layline, Inc: A supplier of equipment and parts, specializing in sailboat racing gear, clothes, and fittings.
Musto Yachting- makers of hi-tech SailingWear
Team 1 Newport- supplier of sailing gear like clothes & shoes)
This store sells clothing, watches, blocks etc- Annapolis Performance Sailing
Performance Sailing Center- rentals, sales, gear; in Melbourne, Florida
West Marine: Another supplier of almost everything nautical.
Ockam Instruments- knotmeters etc.
- Epoxy Suppliers:
Gougeon Brothers WEST System
Self-explanatory- advisory board for the Recreational Boat Building Industry
Safe/Sea On-Line: tow & salvage operation info
- Compasses & Navigation
Bowditch: the greatest book ever written on navigation
The U.S. Coast Guard's Navigation Center
Magnetic Declination- if this isn't self-explanatory, you definitely need to read it!
The smart guys at Princeton explain How Does A Compass Work?
Check out the running light recognition simulator at BoatSafe.com
Boating Safety Requirements U.S. Coast Guard
and the Canadian Coast Guard
Water safety tips from the American Red Cross
Information on legal protections for injuries at sea via Maritime Injury Center
- Boats For Sale:
Boneyard Boats, including some freebies
Soundings Huge searchable for-sale database
Quinn's Boat Sales Seattle
University Of Rhode Island Foundation- boats and stuff
Some places to place ads:
WeatherNet- oldest and very complete weather links site, hosted at the University of Michigan
the NorthEast NOAA Buoy
the South East NOAA Buoy Report
Buying anything (and we mean anything) - Look it up first at Consumer Reports.org
Ask Cecil Adams: Straight Dope.com "Fighting Ignorance Since 1973(it's taking longer than we thought)"
Web Cams: LeonardsWorld.com