C&C 33 Mk 1

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At Precision Sails, our primary goal is to design sails to fit your C&C 33 Mk1 like a glove. With that said, we can do an even better job of helping you make informed decisions if we have an understanding of what makes your C&C 33 Mark 1 unique. We have done our research and gathered information that will not only help us, but help you learn more about your boat. This information includes: features, primary uses, measurements, rig specifications, and the history of the C&C 33-1.

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Balancing Comfort and Performance

Rig Specifications

These are the specifications provided by the designers, but even from the factory, these boats may not be identical. The reason for this is that the sail industry often contracts manufacturing to different sources in order to achieve economies of scale. What this means is – your C&C 33 Mark 1 may be more unique than you initially thought.

It’s important to note that boats are also frequently customized, so if you suspect that work has been done on yours, it’s best to take your own measurements. When ordering a sail, we will advise you if using the manufacturer’s specifications is appropriate, or if we require you to complete our own measurement forms.

I: 43.00 ft / 13.11 m

J: 14.00 ft / 4.27 m

P: 37.25 ft / 11.35 m

E: 10.75 ft / 3.28 m



When it comes to the performance of the C&C 33-1, the well-balanced hull design with a fin keel and spade rudder allows the vessel to excel in adaptability throughout various sailing conditions. No matter your sailing plans, with the right sails, the C&C 33 Mk1 will consistently demonstrate its balance between speed and maneuverability.


Finding the balance between performance and comfortability is a fine line to walk in the sailing world but Cuthbertson & Cassian managed to get extremely close. Although the C&C 33 Mk1 had a limited production period, it has become a fan favorite among cruisers and racing enthusiasts alike. Between the balance of speed and stability along with upwind performance, this is a vessel that can do it all while having an enjoyable day on the water. Not only does the C&C 33-1 perform exceptionally well while being small enough to handle, it also features a large enough design to fit your cruising gear, crew, or family comfortably.

History and Design

The C&C 33 Mk1 was first introduced by Cuthbertson & Cassian in 1974. Factory production continued until 1977 until being discontinued with just 207 units being built. Information about the C&C 33-1 is commonly mistaken for the 1980’s C&C 33 Mark 2 which was a completely different design.

While on the topic of design, the C&C 33 Mk1 features a fin keel and spade rudder for stability and responsiveness. Furthermore, sail control and upwind performance is kept top of mind and successful thanks to the fractional rig design and a swept-back spreader arrangement, keeping functionality a key commitment. Although the functionality is highly regarded, the C&C 33 Mark 1 balances form and function thoughtfully.




Sail Plan

Superior performance was thoughtfully planned out when designing the sail plan for the C&C 33. Featuring a large mainsail, a 150% genoa, and a roller furling system, the C&C 33-1 is capable of both cruising and racing while maintaining ease of handling, keeping the boat accessible for sailors of all skill levels. An additional benefit of the balanced sail area and design is that the C&C 33 Mark 1 is highly agile. While the factory designed sail plan is a great option, your C&C 33 Mk1 may have been modified or the area that you are sailing in will face different challenges than the boat was initially designed for. We recommend talking to a Sail Consultant about your upcoming sailing plans or if you suspect any modifications have been made. This way, we will be able to tailor a design and quote for your specific needs.

Recommended Sails For Your C&C 33 Mark 1

We would love to help you enhance your sailing experience on your C&C 33-1. That’s why we have put together a list of expertly curated sail recommendations just for you. You can find more information about each sail and what makes our sails stand out by following the links to our education page.



I (Foretriangle height)

43.00 ft / 13.11 m

J (Foretriangle base)

14.00 ft / 4.27 m

P (Maximum Mainsail luff)

37.25 ft / 11.35 m

E (Maximum Mainsail foot)

10.75 ft / 3.28 m


32.87 ft / 10.02 m

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