The Shark 007 web site!

A site about Shark "007" and Shark sailboats in general.

The Shark is a 24 foot (7.34 m) sailboat which was first built in 1960 in Canada, where it was in continuous production until the early 1990s. It has become the largest and most successful Canadian one-design keelboat class. There are active Shark fleets in Canada, USA, and Europe, and this boat was recently recognized by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) under the Classic Yacht Classes. Although the Shark 24 may not have all the characteristics of the latest go-fast designs, it allows sailors to get involved in serious one-design competition up to the World level for a fraction of the cost of other keelboat designs. (Read a review of the Shark which appeared in Canadian Yachting Magazine.) We have Shark # 7, and as a result, we named it "007".

  Specifications for, and various line drawings of the Shark.
  Sharks in Canada.
        Historical Note.

My restoration work on "007"
( main bulkhead replacement, etc ).
  A few photos of
who sail on
"007", and other
Sharks too.

A few photos of "007".
Click on the thumbnails for larger photos.

Some photos of
on The Ottawa River.
  Sharks in Europe!

Two of the World's great Shark Clubs.


Click on the
thumbnails for
larger photos.

>> The home port of "007" ? <<

The website of Canadian Shark Association. ( It's a little eclectic, but it's loaded with tons of interesting & valuable information. )   Website of the Shark Fleet at Britannia Yacht Club.

    Did someone say...  RACING ?

      Here are a few links....

Quantum Sails Shark Tuning Guide ( by Ken Mitchell ) :
HTML Version | PDF document

Form the Shark Association web site ( by John Clark ) :
Shark Sail Trim | Shark Mast Tuning

Information & Photos on Rigging a Shark

Racing Rules of Sailing for 2001-2004

Racing Basics - a beginner's racing manual

UK Sailmaker's Encyclopedia of Sails

Phil's Foils & Composites

Performance Racing Tactics by © Bill Gladestone -
Chapters 1 to 10:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7a | 7b | 7c | 8 | 9 | 10

CYA Articles - Improve Your Racing

Feature Articles from Yacht Racers Online

Sailing tips from Sperry Top-Sider

North Sails UK: Mainsail Trim | Genoa Trim | Sail Care Guide

PHRF Primer | PHRF-LO Ratings

And be sure to visit the
Shark Racing Page for all the latest news!

The URL for the "Shark 007" website is:

This website by Michael McGoldrick.
My e-mail address is:

  Other websites by Michael McGoldrick:
 Used Sailboat Market in Central Canada
 The Ottawa River Sailing Page
 La Voile sur la rivière des Outaouais

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