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Designed by Carl Schumacher and built by Terry Alsberg, the Express 27 was a product of the Ultra Light Displacement Boat (ULDB) scene around Santa Cruz, California. It was modeled on the Moore 24, but is three feet longer and more comfortable, with an oversized rudder for control. The jib and sheet winch are no bigger than on the Moore 24. The boat was introduced in 1981 and built until 1988, yielding a total of 117 boats. Designed not just for downwind speed but for maneuvering around buoys, the Express 27 is best represented today on the San Francisco Bay, along with a strong fleet in Detroit and a scattering of smaller fleets around the U.S. For more information, read the Express 27 Wikipedia article.