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Rage, 70' Racing Sailboat Designed by Tom Wylie

Updated: Aug 2, 2021

Rage is a Sunrise 70’ Ocean Racer designed by Tom Wylie. She was launched by Steve Rander in 1993 at his prior boatyard on the North Portland Harbor of the Columbia River. At that time, Schooner Creek Boat Works built complex racing sailboats in a single bay shed near Diversified Marine off I-5. Rage is built of “COVE” construction, which includes two diagonal layers of ⅛” cedar wood veneers set at 90° on each side of PVC foam core with epoxy resin. Her outer layer uses spruce wood for strength. Fiberglass covers the structure and is painted. She has fine mahogany and teak interior finishes. 

At the bottom of a wooden gangway ladder sits a galley peninsula with a pass-thru to port. A swivel stool sits at the navigation station on starboard. The engine cover and interior bulkheads are built of Okoume plywood painted with wood fiddles. Pilot berths with curtains are aft with ample storage and big lazarettes behind on the stern. Forward has quarter berths amid-ship with settee bench seats, a table between, and hatch above. A head and wet locker is at the mast with a side berth forward on port below a hatch. Sail stowage is in the bow.

Her ample deck is made of birch plywood over foam. The open transom has raised seat edges housing the lazarette opening. Her cockpit has horseshoe seating around a  wooden tiller. A large primary winch is central behind the full width traveller. Raised wood bulwark edges of the cockpit carry forward into the house which has two horizontal house winches. The pit is controlled from the gangway hatch's two desktop winches. The starboard winch has an electric drive. The running back stays for the carbon fiber mast run to secondary winches. Her boom is made of plywood and she carries Doyle and North sails. She has a Volvo engine and motors at 7 knots. She has Garmin GPS navigation and sailing software. 

Her masthead kite propels her to speeds of 30 knots. She has raced to Hawaii from California many times, as well as winning the Pacific Cup from LA to Tahiti in 2012. She has completed many Swiftsure and Oregon Offshore races and holds many trophies. She has travelled over 100,000 miles in the Pacific and is a testament to Schooner Creek Boat Works and the vision of Steve Rander.

  • LOA: 70’ 0”

  • DWL: 65’ 0”

  • Beam: 13’ 2.75”

  • Draft: 10’ 13’

  • Displacement: 23,914 lbs.

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