This lightweight ocean racer was designed by George Olson, a surfer and avid sailor. 255 hulls were built between 1978 and 1984. This vessel is hull #197. The Olson 30 has a modern design even by today's standards, with a deep fin keel, spade rudder, and a fiberglass/balsa-cored hull. She's known to be a downwind sailing machine. The no-frills design has a spacious cockpit. Though you could take her for a weekend cruise, most owners like to keep the interior light. With regional racing fleets all around the country and a healthy owners association, the Olson 30 still enjoys a follo...