O'Day Javelin Sailboat For Family Sailing (1973)


Family sailing demands plenty of room in the cockpit, stowage and safety plus an easily handled rig. The Javelin has all this and more.

Six persons are comfortable in Javelin's large cockpit that's nearly 10' long with contoured seats molded the full length. Beneath the foredeck, behind a lockable hatch, is loads of dry storage for sails, lunch and gear, and an insulated icebox is built into the cockpit seat as standard equipment.


The 1973 Javelin from O'day - 1973 O'Day Catalog


For safety, the Gold Medal Javelin is self-rescuing, self-bailing, has non-skid floor surface, and positive foam flotation is secured between hull and cockpit sections.

She's a centerboarder that can be sailed right up to the beach, easily trailered and launched by only two people. The outboard-mounted rudder is quickly removed for trailering and "kicks up" for beaching.


O'Day Javelin


Javelin's sails are handled with ease from the cockpit. The mainsheet is led to the middle of the cockpit.

Jibsheets are on adjustable leads. Cleats are cam-action. She sails well in light airs, and will plane in moderate winds. Optional spinnaker gear is available.

An added feature: Javelin's transom is reinforced for solid mounting of an outboard motor up to 8 h.p. Under sail it can easily be tilted up and out of the way.


  • Length: 14'
  • Beam: 5'8"
  • Draft: Centerboard up 6" down 3'10"
  • Sail area: 125 sq. ft.


Over 2,650 Javelins have been built, and are actively sailed in fresh and salt water. A National Class organization has been formed.


The O'Day Javelin


For class information, contact: Mrs. Daniel J. Reiber, Nashville, Tenn.


$1475 - Main & Jib $155.

The Standard Price includes as STANDARD EQUIPMENT
$318. worth of features and equipment as follows:


Built-in insulated ice box (45). Boom crutch (15). Storage compartment enclosure (15). All hardware non-corrosive or stainless steel. 2 year warranty. Transom designed for outboard. Storage locker. Kick up rudder (20). mooring and trailing bow eye (5).


Molded in waterline stripe (20). Two-tone cockpit color (20). Gold anodized mast and boom (8). All colors molded in. Gold racing stripe (10).


O'Day Javelin



Positive foam flotation (25). Foam filled spars (7). Roller reefing (12). Automatic cockpit drain (10). 2 cockpit inspection/bailing ports (10). Stainless steel rigging with swaged terminals (8). Thru-Bolted® mooring and stern cleats (18). Self rescuing. Self bailing cockpit. Non-skid decks and seats.


Quick release cam cleats for main and jib sheets (35). Adjustable jib sheet leads 1101. Stainless steel wire halyards with dacron tail (5). Stainless steel turnbuckles (20). Best dacron running rigging.

O'Day builds valuable necessary equipment into each boat as "standard"… for your safety and enjoyment. Compare O'Day's equipment and construction with any other boat for total value and quality.


O'Day Javelin


Prices shown are Suggested Retail. F.O.B. factory.

Source: O'Day 1973 Catalog: O'Day GOld Medal Fleet, P. 14-15.

GG Archives REF: BPODY-010-1972-C-CAT


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