Windsong  History, Specs,& Equipment

Monomoy Yacht Club's Cape Dory 22 “Windsong” is hull number 11, and she was built in 1981. From new she has been based in Pleasant Bay. David and Trish Vincent purchased her from her first owner in 2009 and transferred ownership to MYC in 2022. 


Windsong has new standing rigging and new sails installed around 2007 and had her teak restored in 2010. Her 9.9 HP Yamaha outboard has electric start and tilt trim and was new in 2010. A new mast foot was installed in 2020.


The Carl Alberg-designed sloop-rigged Cape Dory 22 goes anywhere, from a lazy afternoon sail on an inland lake to overnight coastal cruising.


The Cape Dory 22 "full-keel" design keeps her safe and stable on all points of sail. This beamy, high aspect sloop drives to windward with ease and speed.


Above decks, generous use of teak and exclusive Cape Dory designed bronze hardware mark the 22' as a true member of the Cape Dory family. The self-bailing cockpit with bridge deck is roomy and comfortable. Below decks, teak and teak trim accent the warm spacious interior. Four opening bronze ports and a Lexan deck hatch provide light and ventilation. In the galley is a deep stainless steel sink, generous storage space and room for an optional two burner stove.


Acknowlegement: Information taken from the Cape Dory Owners' Website

Cape Dory Yachts


Cape Dory Yachts was founded in 1963 by Andrew Vavolotis in East Taunton, Mass.


In the following 28 years, the company built over 2,800 sailboats ranging from 22 to 45 feet, and over 2,000 of the 19' Typhoon and the 22' Typhoon Senior, as well as the Cape Dory 10, which was the original Cape Dory dory. Most of the designs were by Carl Alberg. The boats are known for their sturdiness and ability to handle a wide range of conditions.


Around 1991, Cape Dory ceased operating in New England. The name and most of the powerboat designs were sold to Newport Shipyards Corp. of Amityville, New York, which itself reportedly ceased operations in 1996. The other molds were scattered among a number of boat makers, and some models are still being made, mostly on a semi-custom basis.


The remainder of the boatbuilding operation, and the marine hardware division of the company, Spartan Marine, were moved to Robinhood, Maine, where Andy Vavolotis is still building sailboats. The Robinhood 36 and 40 are being manufactured from the old Cape Dory 36' and 40' molds.


Windsong - Cape Dory 22 built 1981 hull #11. LOA 22’ 3” Draft 3’



At bow: Furlex (Selden 100 S) roller reefing for fore sail. Mainsail Jiffy Reefing line leads aft to cockpit alongside main halyard cleat and winch. On the port side of the cabin top are the Topping Lift line and a Cunningham line. The adjusting line for the Vang is at the foot of the mast.


Manual bailer - in the cockpit immediately aft of the tiller. Bailer Handle is on a shelf in the starboard cockpit locker. Also stored in the starboard cockpit locker – Type IV PFD throwable cushion, three fenders, four blue dock lines. Note - The washboards are stored in this locker when not in use. The fuel tank and fuel level indicator is in the port cockpit locker.


Stored in lazaret: Life Sling - to be on the stern rail when the boat is in use - also stored; folding ladder; deck brush, extra bailer. The fuel priming bulb is in the lazaret low down port side.


Outboard engine - 9.9 HP Yamaha with electric start, tilt trim, manual choke and steering lock.


Cabin below in fore peak: 100 ft. Anchor rode; Porta potty; paper; curtain ; 40 gallon water tank


In main cabin:

Galley sink - paper towels above and plunger to clear sink as necessary. note thru hull below with seacock that should be closed when sailing. ; Wooden plugs for emergencies; cleaning materials and waste basket

Aft of sink on port berth Four life jackets. Below port berth: two safety harnesses and tethers.


Portside shelf: various short lengths of line; paddle; large and small MYC Pennants; national ensign & staff (only the MYC pennant is to be flown when racing.)


Electrical panel. Bottom switch is for voltage check. The the next two switches should be up for sailing. One switch is for the radio (note volume on/off and squelch) and the other for the depth finder. Turn these switches off on return to the mooring. There is no other battery switch. The engine is wired directly to the battery.


Companionway steps. These are removable. Battery is underneath and the two seacocks should be open at all times to drain the cockpit. 

Two fire extinguishers (new in 2022) type B & C on either side. Air horn to port and  holder for binoculars to starboard. The winch handle is stored here and the lock for the cabin is stored on a hook port side of the companionway, so as not to interfere with the magnetic compass.


Storage cupboard aft of bulkhead starboard side: ships log, Nav. Rules and manuals and Registration.


Starboard shelf: first aid kit; red grab box with flares, tools and small flashlight ; radar reflector.


Under starboard berth: spare 30 ft line.