provides information and community to owners and fans of Nordicas, Halmans and other smaller, traditional, double-ended cruising sailboats.

Thanks to the many people who have contributed information, images, and tips to the site over the years. After more than two years dormant, this site is being relaunched in May 2020 by a new maintainer.

Loyd May sitting at the helm

Loyd May (1945-2017)

The Nordica/Halman community salutes Cap’n Loyd May, founder of this site. Read Tribute to Loyd May.

Quick links

Halman 20 manual by Colin Starratt (download PDF)
Double-ended sailing craft: Background on the tradition
Nordica 20/Halman 20: How to tell the difference
Trailers for Nordica/Halman boats
Renault diesel engines
Hull Identification numbers (HIN): The nitty gritty
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