LS-20 is a Fun, Affordable Sailboat

The LS-20 is light and easy to rig.

Many boaters know the Landing School as an educational center for those interested in learning about the art of boat design and boatbuilding, but few are aware that the school also builds and sells its own lines of power and sailboats. New to the Landing School fleet is the LS-20, a fun, affordable keelboat that’s lightweight and easy to trailer. Best of all, it sells for $24,000, fully rigged and ready to sail.

The LS-20 under sail.

Built of cored, vacuum-bagged fiberglass, the LS-20 has a provisional PHRF rating of 132. The boat is stable, quick for her size (especially in light air), and boasts a retractable keel for shoal-water access and trailerability. With its light displacement and carbon spar, the LS-20 is easy to rig and launch from a trailer.

The LS-20 comes complete with a set of sails, including main, jib and asymmetrical spinnaker from Maine Sailing Partners; a spar and standing rigging from Selden Mast, and high-quality running rigging and deck hardware.

Other key features include:

  • Molded anti-skid on deck and cockpit
  • Self-bailing, full-length cockpit
  • Cockpit storage lockers
  • Carbon fiber rudder, tiller, keel spar and bowsprit
  • Lifting keel for trailering
  • Top-quality deck hardware
  • Adjustable jib sheet leads
  • Fractional rig with masthead spinnaker
  • Carbon fiber mast
  • Alloy boom
  • Square-top, fully battened mainsail
  • Aramid laminate main and jib
  • Nylon asymmetrical spinnaker
  • Mainsail cover

To learn more about the LS-20 go to the Landing School Website

Landing School Videos:


The Landing School’s Composites Class of 2010 rigged, launched and sea-trialed three LS-20s boats, completed in June 2010. Time-lapse video courtesy of Ogden Media.


The Landing School’s Composite Program instructor, Ken Rusinek, discusses the process of pulling the molds for the LS-20 sailboat from the plugs.