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Ideal 18

The Ideal Boat

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The Ideal 18 is a fun daysailer designed by Bruce Kirby. The Shumway's commissioned the boat with Simplicity, Comfort, and Performance in mind.

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New Boats will be available Spring 2015!

You can now view an Ideal 18 video online, brought to you by StreamTeam. There is a version for

You may need to download the Windows Media Player to view the video.

Or, you can purchase the DVD for $10.00 plus shipping. Call us at the phone numbers shown at the bottom of the page to place an order.

You can purchase Haarstick Sails for your Ideal 18 through Shumway Marine. You can also get licensed sails through North Sails.

Now you can buy Ideal 18 logo apparel and gear through Coral Reef Sailing Apparel.

Ideals Crossing
Ideal Spinnaker
Ideal Start
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The Ideal 18 Class Association is registered with the US Sailing Association and the Canadian Yachting Association as a one-design racing sailboat fleet.

There is a mailing list for the class that you can subscribe to by sending an email message to: ideal18-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

The 2014 Ideal North American's will be hosted by the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, CT.


Ideal 18 Class Association
40 Marina Drive
Rochester, NY 14617

585.342.3030 or 800.433.2518

Shumway Marine
40 Marina Drive • Rochester, NY 14617 • 585.342.3030 or 800.433.2518
www.shumwaymarine.com • email: info@shumwaymarine.com