30’- 11.5” LOA

26’- .5” DWL

9’- 3” Beam

6’- 2.5” Draft

5,064 lb. Disp.

After many Congressional Cups in Cal 40’s, Tom Wylie, Dave Wahle, Chan Chrisman, and George Kiskaddon decided to build identical “dueling pistols.” Radical for their time, they had fractional rigs as opposed to masthead, an oversized mainsail, a self-tacking jib, and one spinnaker.  

Construction was only typical to small, high-performance dinghies like the Flying Dutchman that Wylie raced in his early twenties. The Gemini Twins have five diagonal layers of 1/8” western red cedar. This method of cold-molded construction resulted in stiff and strong hulls that only require framing at the keel and chainplates.

The Gemini Twins were raced extensively in San Francisco Bay by many pro racers, including the yet-to-be famous teenagers: John Bertrand, Paul Cayard, and Jeff Madragalli. For more information, read Alex Monson’s “The Perfect Material” in Wooden Boat

Wood, WYLIE DESIGN GROUP Built, 1976 Launch