The Schock 35 Class Association was founded in 1985 as a voluntary corinthian association. Its purpose is to promote the continued enjoyment of Schock 35 Class sailing yachts in fair, corinthian, one-design yacht racing, and in cruising activity, and to promote friendship among their owners and crews.
The Schock 35 is a light displacement, performance sail boat. It is 35 feet in length at the deck level with a 12 foot beam. The boat has 827 feet of sail area, a masthead rig and displaces 10,000 lbs. with 4500 lbs. ballast. The interior has accommodations for six with a galley and enclosed head. The boat is speed rated the same as a J-35. The Schock 35 is manufactured by W.D. Schock Company, Corona, California, USA. A new boat race equipped costs roughly $130,000 US. Used boats range in price from USD $45,000 to $70,000.
The boat is raced with a crew of 9 or 10. Windward-leeward courses with leeward gates are preferred. To control the costs of competing, the Class Rules limit the number sails aboard and regulate sail purchases. Exotic fabrics and technology, Marine Industry Racers, Racing Specialists are also controlled by Schock 35 Class Rules.
Although raced in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Taiwan, the largest and most active Schock 35 fleets are along the Southern California coastline from San Diego to Santa Barbara. There are approximately fifty yachts in Southern California. The class enjoys six (6) high-point regattas a year with as many as twenty-nine (29) boats on the start line. The Schock 35 Class is the largest active one-design fleet over 30 feet LOA on the west coast of the United States. Because of the yacht’s popularity and availability in California, the Schock 35 was been selected for the Lipton Cup Challenge Regatta every year from 1991 through 2001.