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
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"