The Sigma 33
The Sigma 33 was produced by Marine Projects from the late ’70s and was at the time, one of the latest must have sporty boats. When the ’79 Fastnet Race wreaked its havoc and many boats and crew members were lost, the designer, David Thomas was aboard a Sigma 33 prototype and, despite several knockdowns, some cracking around the coachroof, a stove-in window and split washboards, the crew refused rescue from a Dutch Naval vessel and the plucky Sigma continued to Newlyn.
The experience prompted some changes to later models of the boat but the general design had proved her pedigree in atrocious conditions. There were 364 boats built from 1978 to 1991 and it was a runaway success. It gained a strong following as a one-design class throughout the 80s and is still in strong demand both in the UK and Ireland as a racer/cruiser.
If you are thinking about buying a Sigma 33, do contact one of the officers of the Association and we can put you in touch with other owners. Should you wish to join, contacts are listed on this site. Membership gives you the additional benefits of being also a member of the UK Sigma 33 Association with their ability to help with any issues or spare parts.
- Thu, Jun 24Royal Ulster Yacht Club
- Fri, Jul 02Dun Laoghaire HarbourJul 02, 7:00 PM – Jul 04, 11:00 PMDun Laoghaire Harbour, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, IrelandTWO WEEKENDS, ONE GREAT REGATTA 2nd ~ 4th - One Designs & Dinghies 8th ~ 11th - Cruisers & Keelboats The Regatta that prides itself in delivering quality racing along with a wonderful festive atmosphere across the Dún Laoghaire Waterfront.
NEWS & UPDATES
Seasonal Sail Offers for Sigma 33s
We are pleased to advise the membership of the Class Association that there are opportunities to purchase sails at very competitive prices.
This offer is open only to members but if you have any queries, do get in touch with Ken Slattery on 087 2564458
SIGMA 33 AGM
We have provisionally rescheduled the AGM for October subject to Covid 19 advice. Details to follow.
If you have any queries, give me a call on 087 256 4458.
Hon Treasurer, Sigma 33 East Coast Association.