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One of the classic and beautiful Laurent Giles Westerly designs and is considered to be the peak of the Laurent Giles designs. They have an all wood interior which gives added strength and are known to be remarkably strong. The Westerly Discuss "Dodo's Delight" still regularly sails up into Northern Greenland.

Introduced to fill the gap between the W31s (Berwick Longbow Pentland and Renown) and the W36s (Conway, Solway, Galway and Medway). It was a success! With the introduction of Roller Reefing headsails this was really the last major production yacht offerred as a ketch rig as standard layout.

Superceeded in 1980 by the Discus

See also Discus


Designer: Laurent Giles More Westerly pictures can be found on the Westerly Owners Web site
Keel: Fin / Twin
Cockpit: Centre
LOA (feet): 33' 3"
LWL (feet): 28' 5"
Beam (feet): 11' 2"
Draft (feet): 5' 5" / 4' 4"
Displacement (lb): 14,340
Ballast (lb): 6,050
Berths: 7
Heads: 1
Rig: Sloop / Ketch
Fuel (galls (UK)):
Main (sq. feet): Sloop 243, Ketch 186 + mizzen 69,
No. 1 Genoa (sq. feet): Sloop 451, Ketch 380,
No 1 Jib (sq. feet): Sloop 284, Ketch 255
Sail ID: 33
Water (galls (UK)):
Built: 1977 - 1980
Number Built: 240

Keel dimensions measured on Westerly Discus

Bilge Keel length: 76.5", inside width 79" min, outside keel width 95" max

Keel width at leading edge 89.4", keel width at leading edge 85.0"

The Westerly Owners Association Definitive Guides

The Westerly 33 and Discus

Westerly 33 Maintenance and Repair

Westerly 33 Upgrades and Enhancements

Westerly 33 Other Topics

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