Botin Partners and McConaghy have been working on a new 40' IRC race yacht targeted at the ever growing FAST40+ circuit. Over the past 20+ years Botin Partners have been one of the dominant forces in the TP, Mini-maxi and IRC fleets. This new yacht will be a limited edition build with only three hulls available from the tooling, the costs of which will be equally shared by the three buyers. World renowned composite engineers Pure Design & Engineering have been contracted for the composite engineering of the yacht. The yacht will be built in prepreg carbon, from CNC cut, female, high temperature tooling. Underdeck systems come as standard and there is an extensive list of factory fitted options available from the McConaghy build library including sheet reelers, take down systems, deflector drums, precision foils, bulbs and more. If you have been waiting for a reason to jump in to the 40+ racing scene, let this be your excuse and be one of the limited few to partner with Botin and McConaghy on this exciting new design.
Malta, November 29, 2016 - More than 280 of the brightest minds in sailing have just concluded two days of intense discussion and debate about the hot topics in sailing, at the eighth edition of the Yacht Racing Forum in Malta.The Yacht Racing Forum brought up a broad range of big topics that generated heated debate. Expert panels explored commercial strategies for small and medium-sized events, affordable sailing on TV, and making the sport environmentally sustainable. Doing some crystal-balling for the future of the sport was an expert panel that included America’s Cup winner Ed Baird, Volvo Ocean Race CEO Mark Turner and former Puma skipper Ken Read, along with World Sailing’s Alastair Fox and leading grand prix designer Juan Kouyoumdjian.The panel identified the late teens and young adults as the age group that need the most attention. Read commented: “There are yacht clubs buying their own boats, so that the tweeners get a chance to go sailing when life is at its most expensive, when they’re looking for jobs, starting families. We need to convince the yacht clubs to do more to make it fun for tweeners to go sailing.”Read added: “When you come to the Yacht Racing Forum, it’s not enough to talk, we all have to go away and decide what it is we’re going to do to grow the sport.”One of the big debates of day two took place in the Risk Management & Safety conference. Delegates explored the rapidly increasing speed of grand prix racing yachts and the recent developments in hydrofoiling, as well as the added risk that comes with that, the safety and insurance implications, and whether or not the sport is doing enough to address the risks. During the lunch break, in amongst the networking and swapping of business cards, Volvo Ocean Race winner Ian Walker dialled up Alex Thomson in the Southern Ocean, currently battling for the lead in the Vendée Globe. Even with his broken foil, Thomson was optimistic about his prospects and delighted to have an audience as the Forum delegates listened in from Malta.Running parallel to the Business and Marketing Conference, the Design & Technology Symposium focused on the latest innovations including foiling, the integration of more composite materials in the design process, developments in superyachts and innovations in sail design and construction. The room was packed to overflowing as the moderator Dobbs Davis steered the discussion through some of the big issues in advanced yacht design. “We explored a range of topics not just in design but also in materials, from everything to building boats and building sails, even software applications managing the overwhelming array of data collection tech available,” said Davis.There were plenty of opportunities to network outside of the formal discussions, at the drinks receptions sponsored by World Sailing, North Sails and GAC Pindar. Event manager Bernard Schopfer was delighted with the friendly atmosphere and the quality of the discussions. “I think we have given people a lot of food for thought, and hopefully for ideas and actions that they can take away from Malta and implement in the wider world of sailing. We’re looking forward to seeing what progress has been made when we come back together next year for the Yacht Racing Forum in Aarhus, Denmark, on 27 & 28 November 2017.”
BH36 lowered in asking price, just under 60.000 euro. She is a nice boat in good condition and can be visited in Lelystad performance centre. TCC 1.035 (2016) Palmares Vuurschepen race 2013 1st IRC2 Vuurschepenrace 2015 1st IRC1 & ORC1 and 1st overall IRC & ORC North sea race 2015 1st IRC3 and 2nd overall IRC Vuurschepenrace 2016 1st IRC2 IRC nationals Cowes; 2013 and 2014 2nd and 3rd IRC nationals Cowes 2016 3rd 2016; winner Tiny Mitchell trophy Breskensweek 2 times 2nd in IRC2. Grevelingencup. 2015 1st ORC1 & 2014 2nd ORC1 & 2013 3rd ORC1 in front of Xentric Ripper(J111) Veronicarace 2x winner Yeomancup 2x 2nd Round the isle of wight 2016 4th IRC 1day; 7th IRC1 of total 120 boats Etc etc
From 21 July to 29 July the ORC Europeans will take place in Gdank Poland Teams from all over the Europe will meet in beautiful Gdansk. A thousand-year history of Gdansk was always connected with the sea and from very begining was open for sailors from every directions of the world. Bewaren Bewaren
Landmark 43 racer/cruiser sailboat for sale Description The Landmark 43 is a Mark Mills design and has been one of the most successfull racing boats over the past 8 years in national and international regatta’s. The 2016 ORCi World Championship was won by a Landmark 43 with 2 other Landmarks ranked in the top 10. The Landmark 43 “Skarp” won the Dutch National Championship in 2015 and several other first prizes since it was launched in 2011. This Landmark 43 has been maintained by her skipper/owner by the highest standards and was refitted with new electronics in 2015. The boat, which has the option to sail in symmetrical or asymmetrical spinnaker configuration, comes with a large number of sails including a hardly used North Sails 3Di main and 3Di genua H sail. The Landmark 43 is a remarkable fast racing/cruiser sailboat. The hull is made of fiberglass re-inforced epoxy sandwich and gelcoat. The keel frame inside the boat is made of carbon composite and the whole hull and deck are laminated together to create an even more stiff structure. The deck layout is designed by former Volvo Ocean race members and shows optimal working space for the main sheet trimmer as the mainsheet traveller is placed on the aft of the deck. To save weight all interior components such as cubboards and doors are made of plastic honeycomb material covered by luxurieus wood veneer. Floorboards are sandwich material covered by laminate. Landmark 43 “Skarp” is hull #9 from the Dubai Ship Yard Premier Composite Technologies Ltd. Several improvements were made to the original design: Lighter hull, significant weight saving compared to earlier boats Full carbon keel frame inside the hull Hall Spars full carbon mast & boom Both symmetrical and asymmetrical set up (carbon spinnaker boom & carbon bowsprit) Extended electric system panel with 24 breaker/switches Mastervolt Lithium battery 12V / 180 Ah house battery (2016) Carbon light weight racing salon table Carbon light weight entry hatch Carbon foot frame for mainsheet trimmer Carbon deck patches for spinnaker sheet turning blocks Foldable, aluminum cleats (6) Additional 4 cubboards in the main cabin A Lewmar hatch at each side of the main cabin roof that can be opened Find HERE how this Landmark has been built Bewaren Bewaren
Like to sail on a VOR70? Now you have the opportunity! Trip 1: From South Spain to the Canaries Jan 14 – 20th Trip 2: From the Canaries to Cape Verde (Mindelo St. Vicente) Jan 21 to 26th. Both trips- to and from the Canaries – are planned with some time reserves to make sure we have a pleasant sporty cruise and are able to schedule the departure and arrival +/- one or even two days to avoid bad weather. All sailors are welcome, there is no particular experience with racing boats required but only some basic fitness. Contact us for more info!
Amazing yacht for sale. Botin 65. The 65-foot sailing yacht BOTIN 65 is a truly unique symbiosis of a racing yacht with a functional, stylish designed interior. She represents a unique opportunity for yachtsmen to purchase a brand new and one of the nicest and fastest sailing yachts in the world without waiting for a delivery period of 18 months. The yacht is based in Valencia and ready for inspection at any time. More info: www.botin65.com