Design #27 - 26'8" (8.1m) Cruising Sloop
From our 1982 catalogue
TITUS CANBY was designed for Rob Blackburn who had previously crewed with Farr in 12 ft dinghies. Rob had been looking at several light displacement designs aimed at amateur construction. He required a yacht around 26 ft that would have a very low building cost. The intended use of the boat was for Harbor and Gulf racing under a general handicap system based on performance, and for Gulf cruising. Farr suggested that the various alternatives Rob was looking at had significant faults that could be corrected in a new design without any significant increase in cost, and offered to design him such a boat.
The basic concept was for a light displacement yacht, broad in the aft sections to ensure high speed reaching and running, and fine forward with a reasonable ballast ratio set low in a fin keel to develop good windward performance - something which the narrower boats that Rob had been