For sale Farr Maxi Maxi Farr Yacht Design Completely refitted. Complete new paint interior/exterior: Topsides in Lamborghini Grigio Antares Titanium Deck in light gray awlgrip nonskid Hull completely stripped and faired, new antifouling New Interior with White/Gray/Carbon Black theme throughout New Instrument Package w/ SailSteer and Race Start with fully integrated tablet/smartphone navigational control system:-new B&G H5000 CPU -new B&G Zeus Chartplotter w/SailSteer-new B&G Navigation Autopilot system -new B&G 4G Radar -new B&G ForwardScan Sonar -new B&G WiFi system-new gimballed radar pole mounted windvane & anenometer-redundant B&G Hercules 2000 ocean racing package with complete set deck & mast racing displays with new Masthead carbon 3 m Wand w/ wind vane & anenometer Updated deck plan for shorthanded sailing:-Fully integrated Lewmar Commander hydraulic winch system w/ grinder backup-Self tacking Jib track incorporating jib or staysail if desiredUpdated Interchangeable Sail Plan allowing for shorthandex sailing or racing:-Furling Headsail-Quick release Staysail-Masthead Furling Asymmetric ready-New SS bracketed Park Ave boom with lazyjack system allowing for quick dispatching of mainsail-New Bowthruster-New LiferaftMaintenance/Replaced:-New gel-mat low maintenance battery banks-Mast unstepped, completely serviced, painting in black awlgrip, all new sheaves and Hardware-All deck Hardware serviced including:-all winches runners and cars bearings replaced-windlass serviced-Navtec Sail Trim Hydraulic Rams all rebuilt-New Navtec hydraulic control panel-New Running Rigging with dyneema MORE INFO: https://www.racing-yachts.com/ior-maxi-farr-yacht-design-longobardo-394.html Some history..... Longobarda (Farr Maxi) Longobarda was a breakthrough IOR maxi that set a new standard in the class during 1989 until the early 1990s. She was the product of a successful combination of Bruce Farr design talent, SAI Ambrosini (Italy) build quality and a no-expense-spared budget, courtesy of her owner, Italian yachtsman Gianni Varasi (who had previously owned Raul Gardini's earlier yacht, Il Moro di Venezia II).Longobarda benefited from an extensive design development programme carried out by the Farr office. This used the Spanish Navy’s maxi yacht, the Farr masthead-riggedHispania (seen in more recent timeshere), as its springboard. This involved research into hull shape variations using velocity prediction programme (VPP) studies that were enhanced by concurrent Whitbread maxi hull testing, that was then corroborated with one-fifth scale tank testing. One feature of Longobarda's design was her distinctive rounded stemhead.Advances in structural engineering were also pursued to achieve the most beneficial weight concentration relative to required strength and stiffness criteria, utilising carbon fibre, Kevlar and Nomex in her hull layup. The development of foil shapes was no less rigorous, and four different keel configurations were wind tunnel tested in the Wolfson Unit in England. In January 2008 Longobarda took line honours in the Barbados Round the Island Race in a time of 5 hours 29 minutes, a new record for the south-about route. Longobarda has recently returned to Europe and is now understood to be located in Portiamo, Portugal. During the winter of 1995/96 further modifications were carried out to enhance her performance and rating under IMS. These included the addition of a new bow, with a more upright profile, modifying the rocker and filling in the bustle under the stern. The internal ballast was also removed, significantly lightening her. Later modifications included the addition of a bulbed IMS-type keel and further reduction in displacement. As a result of these changes, Longobarda grew in length by over 3 feet at the waterline, and reduced displacement by nine tons for the same righting moment. Varasi’s new maxi was launched on 17 July 1989 and was fast from the beginning, winning her first regatta in the 1989 World Maxi Championships in Palma, Majorca, just two weeks after launching. Longobarda reigned supreme throughout the 15 race championship, which took place over three regattas of five races each. Longobarda won each event by wide margins against a formidable fleet of 12 internationally recognised yachts, including Alan Bond’s much heralded Dave Pedrick design, Drumbeat, and Raul Gardini’s Frers design Il Moro de Venezia, the previous form boat of the fleet. Longobarda’s easy victory in 1989 surprised some who expected the tuning of round-the-buoys maxis to take some time, but she showed superior upwind speed to all the fleet, over a wide range of conditions, which allowed her to stay consistently ahead of her opposition. She went on to repeat the feat in the Maxi World Championships in 1990. These victories set in train a string of international successes in the US, Australia and Europe; in iconic events such as the San Francisco Big Boat Regatta, the Sydney to Hobart and the Isle of Wight Round The Island Race. It wasn't long, however, beforeLongobarda was in turn outclassed by the all conquering Matador2, Bill Koch's bigger and more powerful 84 foot maxi that was the product of even more research and development. Following the 1993 Nioulargue regatta, the swansong of top-flight IOR maxi racing,Longobarda was sailed to Southampton where extensive modifications were carried out over that winter, in preparation for a year of international sailing. These modifications included strengthening of the hull structure to take the rigours of offshore racing and ocean crossings, fitting of watertight collision bulkheads for'ard, provision of a quality 'racing' interior, strengthening of both rigs for offshore and delivery, and the fitting of a hydraulic winch pack.Re-launched in the spring of 1994,Longobarda was sailed to Newport, Rhode Island, where she took part in that year's Bermuda Race before the Onion Patch Trophy and New York Yacht Club's 150th Anniversary Regatta. From this article it appears that it was in this period that she lost her mast in spectacular fashion, with the exploding running backstay lifting a crew member clear of the deck. She was later transported across the US to take part in the Big Boat Series in San Francisco, then delivered across the Pacific for that year's Sydney-Hobart classic. Following this she was sailed back to the England to take part in European regattas including the Maxi Worlds in Sardinia 1995. During the winter of 1995/96 further modifications were carried out to enhance her performance and rating under IMS. These included the addition of a new bow, with a more upright profile, modifying the rocker and filling in the bustle under the stern. The internal ballast was also removed, significantly lightening her. Later modifications included the addition of a bulbed IMS-type keel and further reduction in displacement. As a result of these changes, Longobarda grew in length by over 3 feet at the waterline, and reduced displacement by nine tons for the same righting moment.
Lowered in asking price well maintained MAT 1180 Equipped with: North Sails 3Di raw New 2017 2,9m keel and bulb design Harken winch upcharge by Self Tailing Performa line All blocks and hardware Grand Prix version Harken/Antal Marstrom carbon rig, very light and super stiff. Halyard locks main, jib and code Facnor Extra carbon internal structure for higher loads on mast and forestay (5 tons) Running rigging: Constantly replaced and serviced by partner Happy Yachting. Grand Prix level B&G H5000 Hercules CPU Steel cradle, low high position, galvanized and much much more Click this link for more info on this amazing racer: Specs MAT 1180 Mills Design describes the MAT 1180 as: The MAT1180 is an exciting IRC raceboat design which is the product of a long and careful design, engineering. Mills Design and MAT have worked together very successfully in the past on the MAT1245 and MAT1010 IRC designs The wide cockpit is laid out for optimal crew communications and promotes the full range of fore-aft crew weight positioning which is a key ingredient for moding in different conditions. The interior has full standing headroom under a shallow wedge coachroof supporting an asymmetric pit and hatch, transverse jib tracks, with a two swept spreader high modulus carbon rig for light weight and high tube stiffness, carrying a square-top main and masthead spinnakers for high performance in all conditions. Mark Mills felt “MAT have been a superb builder of our designs, bringing their own talent for design and construction to each one. I have been impressed at every stage of this project how committed and focused the whole team has been to make this a breakthrough boat for MAT.” Review in sailing world Australia
Copa del Rey MAPFRE The Notice of Race for the Copa del Rey MAPFRE was published today, Friday 1st March 2019, on the event's official web site, by the organising committee of the regatta, and includes the main changes to the 2019 edition. New classification system In an aim to keep expectations running high, ahead of the last few races in the competition, in the new 2019 edition of the regatta classifications will be divided into two phases: the classification, and the Final. The classification stage will be held between Monday 29th July and Thursday 1st August, with up to eight races held over the four days of competition. Once six races have been completed in the classification phase, the worst result is to be discarded, and the final phase to be confirmed for Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August, with three further races disputed without discard. The Final will only take place if a minimum of six races have been held over the first four days. If this is not the case, the conventional classification system will remain in place as a single racing series. The point system for the classification phase will be as per usual, with the first placed team of each race awarded one point, the second two points, the third three points, and so on. The novelty in reaching the Final phase, is that ahead of competing in three races without discard, teams do not enter with the total number of accumulated points from the classification system, but it will depend on the individual team's position on the score board after the classification phase, ie. the first placed team will enter the Final with one point, the second two, the third three etc. As such, the dispute for the final podium will be held on the last two days of racing, with maximum equality between the top classified teams. New distribution of the ORC class In an attempt to adjust to the distribution systems of the fleets competing in continental events and world championships, the ORC fleet, which was traditionally the most numerous in the Copa del Rey MAPFRE with over 60 boats registered, will be ruled under the CDL system used by the World Sailing Federation, and divides the fleet into four possible classes depending on boat length and speed criteria. The 38th Copa del Rey MAPFRE, organised by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, will be held in the Bay of Palma between 27th July and 3rd August. regatacopadelrey.com
The Australian Farr 40 class will cap off its 20th successful season at the annual pinnacle event, traditionally held at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron to the north of one of the city's most famous landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Tom and Alan Quick's Cruising Yacht Club of Australia based Outlaw is the hot favourite to take out their first Farr 40 Australian Open Series National Championship: John Calvert-Jones Trophy, having won four from five pointscore regattas across the season which saw the fleet travel between Sydney Harbour (MHYC OD regatta video), Pittwater (Pittwater OD video) and Newcastle. Racing over three days, March 8 – 10, daily from 11am, the fleet of nine will spend Friday and Sunday inside Sydney Harbour and Saturday offshore on either the Macquarie or Manly circle. A mixed format offers a range of conditions with private and commercial traffic and chop inshore and typically lumpy swell offshore that makes hanging onto the Farr 40s downwind all-the-more challenging for the owner/driver. Outlaw's convincing result at the Farr 40 NSW State Title and across the summer puts them in the box seat among the full Corinthian fleet. Behind them are a raft of crews who, on their day, are all capable of a bullet and a piece of the trophy action. Nine entries are confirmed for the 2019 title, named in honour of Australia's first Farr 40 world champion John Calvert-Jones: Edake, Exile, Forty, Double Black, Nutcracker, Good Form, Solymar, Zen and Outlaw. RSYS principal race officer Rod Ridley and his team will conduct up to four races daily. The long-range outlook shows temperatures in the high twenties and 15 knot nor'easters both Friday and Saturday afternoons and a 10 knot south to south-easterly on Sunday. Looking to sail a Farr 40? https://www.racing-yachts.com/farr-40-376.html
Bolt 37 sold and on our way to Italy Design Jason Ker, more info: https://www.kerdesign.com/racing-yacht-design/Bolt-37/ CSC Composites on Bolt 37: Ker Yacht Design, widely considered the leaders in this field of yacht design with a uniquely proven ability to produce smaller high performance race-boats that are competitive under IRC.Aimed squarely at the owner who while being excited by the TP’s and 40’ Racers on the market, chooses to apportion a much smaller budget to their racing and be closer in speed to the production cruiser-racers which make up a typical local fleet.Purpose built for handicap racing under IRC and ORCi, the Bolt 37’ will be exciting to sail, and very fast for its size, but at the same time the parameters have been selected with a careful eye on the rating rules. Extensive CFD based optimization techniques have led to lower hydrodynamic resistance but a particular effort has also been made to ensure the yacht is forgiving to sail, making it easier for the crew to extract its full performance potential.Designs from the Ker office have achieved many successes on the race course and have won many international trophies around the world, at regattas and classic offshore races.Key features of the design include: High adrenaline sailing, but with a fair rating. Excellent value. Modern ergonomic flush deck. Powerful sail plan but moderate wetted surface area ensures good performance in all wind conditions. 3.5m maximum beam allows trucking/towing without police escort in many countries. Two part carbon mast for ease of transportation (option). Wheel steering as an option. ISO Cat 1 Compliance. There is one more Bolt 37 for sale. More info on this website.
The Real Club Náutico de Palma's regatta, to be held from 8th to 12th May 2019, has already registered nine different participating countries. The sixteenth edition of Sail Racing PalmaVela, organised by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, has kicked off with the publication of the Notice of Race and the pre-registration of the first 31 boats, already representing nine different nations. The competition will be held in the Bay of Palma at its traditional time of year, between 8th and 12th May, and will be hosting many different kinds of sailboat, ranging from the smallest adapted class for the disabled, to the great over 30-metre "maxis." "PalmaVela is one of the major events on the Mediterranean calendar, and well established in all the different classes. Organised at the start of the season, it is also one of the opening events, just a few days after Palma celebrates its international Boat Show," explains Vivi Mainemare, sporting coordinator for the Real Club Náutico de Palma. As a new feature this year, the One Design class will be including the Viper 640 alongside the J80, Dragon and the Flying Fifteens. The Viper is 6.40m long and 2.5metre wide, cabin-less and is sailed by two to four crew members. Manu Fraga, sporting director of the RCNP describes the class as, "an ideal alternative for fans of fast, speedy sailing, due to its lightness and the rig with a large gennaker (asymmetric spinnaker), making it incredibly swift, particularly downwind." The RCNP has included the class as part of its real time competition, "We are still including the other One Design classes, but we have seen that the Viper is creating a great deal of interest, and believe it could work really well, both in our regional events, and others such as the Princesa Sofía Iberostar and Sail Racing Palma Vela," added Fraga. With four months to go, Sail Racing PalmaVela has already received registrations in almost all the classes: Wally (1), ORC (8), IRC (1), Box Rule (6), Dragon (2), Flying Fifteen (6), Viper (1), Classics (1) and Disabled Sailing (5). "These are significant figures considering that it is just under two weeks since we published the Notice of Race. The interest for this regatta is huge, and we are sure that we will equal or even better last year's 132 boats from 26 countries." The sheer number and types of boats involved, make the organisation of Sail Racing PalmaVela a true logistical challenge for the Real Club Náutico de Palma, with up to four different race course areas, and up to 150 people involved in the shore crew and on the water teams.
9-10 February 2019 Maserati Act 1 winner - 2019 McConaghy 38 CYCA Regatta Over six races Neville Crichton's Maserati posted enough low point scores to claim the top trophy at the opening act of the MC38's 2019 season, which drew the maximum Sydney fleet of nine active boats. Racing got under way on Sunday February 10 on a track set by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia race management officials between Taylors Bay at Mosman and Rose Bay on the eastern side of Sydney Harbour in cool SE-ESE winds averaging 14 knots and gusting up to 20. Live videos of Sunday's races at www.facebook.com/MC38Class Maserati's strategist Joe Turner - a straight switch with Ben Lamb who has taken up the tactician role - said: "Today was tricky with 50 degree shifts on the course. Sometimes you were in phase and sometimes not. Things are coming together again for Maserati though we still think there's another 10% to pull out of the boat in terms of our upwind speed." The next time the full one design class meet will be at the MC38 2019 Australian Championship over three days, March 15 - 17, out of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. Defending boat is Steve Barlow's Lightspeed and Maserati is looking to go one place better than last year. "We finished runner-up in 2018; it would be nice to get a championship win for Neville who has been in the class for a number of years now," Turner added. Shaun Lane, co-owner of the act 1 second overall placegetter Lazy Dog, declared his championship intention without a second's hesitation: "We want to win. We'll be doing more training with exactly the same team, and tuning up the sails a bit more. It's great to have nine boats out... you can't make a mistake." Lazy Dog is the only MC38 running Doyle sails and the owners have appointed a professional coach who, based on their act 1 form, is overseeing a feasible nationals tilt in what is only their second MC38 season. Multiple round-the-world sailor Chris Nicholson was watching from the sidelines as Lazy Dog led the day one scoresheet and eventually finished sandwiched between Maserati and Lightspeed. Some MC38 teams will use Middle Harbour Yacht Club's annual Sydney Harbour Regatta in early March to sharpen up prior to the national title. There were some new familiar faces among the teams - dual 470 Olympic gold medallist Mat Belcher as guest tactician on Marcus Blackmore's Hooligan and filling in for his dinghy crew Will Ryan, Noel 'Nitro' Drennan on main for Leslie Green's Ginger and Rob Greenhalgh joining Ross Hennessy's Pittwater based Ghost Rider as tactician. A number of younger faces who were mid-week duelling at the Hardy Cup international match racing regatta out of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron joined bigger MC38 teams in various roles. James Hodgson and Finn Tapper, both Hardy Cup semi-finalists sailing for the CYCA, and Jess Angus from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club were among the MC38 Sydney Harbour action, Angus saying "It's proving to be really competitive with nine boats - now you have to be happy with a fourth. There's a lot of talent in the class," Hooligan's offside trimmer for the past year added. There were hits and misses. Steven Proud's latest addition to the fleet in Swish (was Vino), with Farr 40 owner Tom Quick helming and Billy Sykes on tactics, initially retired from race 5 then the day with backstay damage. Chris Way's Easy Tiger crew suffered a spinnaker drop failure in the final race 6, the entire kite dragging underwater next to the boat but able to be retrieved and a result posted. CYCA race officer Steve Kidson described Saturday's conditions as particularly challenging given the breeze direction of east then nor'east and two ships on anchor, one off Shark Island which interfered with setting a course. Prior to that the fleet was held ashore for an hour under postponement and again on the harbour. Three races were completed until dark clouds hovering over the Harbour Bridge pulled the nor'easter around and sent the fleet ashore, one race shy of the day's original schedule. Act 1 Results: 1 NZL80 MASERATI Neville Crichton 5 2 1 2 5 1 16 2 MH777 LAZY DOG Shaun/Quentin Lane/S 2 1 4 7 2 4 20 3 38001 LIGHTSPEED Stephen Barlow 1 5 3 6 1 6.5 22.5 4 38002 DARK STAR John Bacon 4 8 2 1 3 6.5 24.5 5 AUS521 HOOLIGAN Marcus Blackmore 3 6 5 3 6 2 25 6 AUS38011 GINGER Leslie Green 9 9 6 5 4 3 36 7 404 GHOSTRIDER Ross Hennessy 8 4 7 9 8 5 41 8 38014 EASY TIGER VI Chris Way 7 7 9 4 7 8 42 9 226 SWISH Steven Proud 6 3 8 8 10R 10S 45
Milan, Italy - The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce the 2019 versions of its Rules and regulations, Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) and Worldwide Calendar of events are now published and are available on the ORC website at www.orc.org. These are available both for the ORC and ORC Superyacht rating systems. Organized into separate rulebooks and documents, the ORC rules include the International Measurement System(IMS), the ORC Rating System rules for ORC International and ORC Club certificates, the ORC Superyacht Rule, the ORC Sportboat Class Rules, and the ORC Championship Rules, Standard Notice of Race, Standard Sailing Instructions, and the ORC Championship Checklist, collectively known as the "Green Book." These are available for viewing and download at www.orc.org/rules. The changes are summarized at this link: www.orc.org/changes Among the changes are improvements made to the aero- and hydro-dynamic modeling of the ORC VPP based on research, observations and user requests. For example, the model for added resistance due to waves was upgraded, the windage drag due to hiked crew was improved, and the model for crew weight position was improved to be optimized for boat speed and not just heel angle. In the IMS, there are not many changes, but some measurement procedures are clarified and streamlined, such as internal ballast, propeller shafts that are not installed on centerline can now be measured, position of the weights for boom inclinations and minor clarifications on mainsail and mizzen staysail measurements. In the ORC Rating System rules for ORCi and ORC Club, numerous clarifications are made in rules for ballast systems, boats with both asymmetric and symmetric spinnakers may now declare that the asymmetric sails are flown only on centerline, and other minor items. For the Green Book, new 2019 CDL limits defining the three classes at ORC Championship events have been devised for minimal disruption to the fleet from the 2018 limits, and are as follows: Class A: 16.50 >= CDL > 11.62 Class B: 11.62 >= CDL > 9.80 Class C: 9.80 >= CDL > 8.60 The only change was small shift in the Class A-B split at 11.62 m CDL. And for ORC Club and ORC International certificates, national rating offices may now opt to include a new appendix page of ratings based on specific course models in addition to the standard Long distance/Coastal and Windward/Leeward models shown on current certificates. The 2019 ORC VPP Documentation will be available soon after the 2019 ORC VPP gets distributed to the 35 independent Rating Offices located around the world. For those interested in subscribing to the 2019 DVP, this is available now at the discount rate of EUR360/year until 15 January, when the price increases to its regular rate of EUR600/year. More information on the 2019 DVP can be found at http://www.orc.org/dvp. The 2019 ORC Superyacht (ORCsy) Rules are also nw available online from the ORC Superyacht page at http://www.orc.org/superyacht. And for those interested in subscribing to the ORC Superyacht DVP, this is also available now for EUR840 for existing subscribers and EUR1200 for new subscribers on the ORC Superyacht page at http://www.orc.org/index.asp?id=206. And for those interested in seeing how the 2019 VPP affects the ratings of their boat or others in the fleet, the ORC's Sailor Services system is also now equipped to run Test certificates, Speed Guides and Target Speeds for nominal prices payable through PayPal. This unique public access system is available after free registry at www.orc.org/sailorservices. In addition to the 2019 Rules and VPP, the 2019 ORC Worldwide Calendar of Events is also on the ORC website at www.orc.org/calendar. This list of event information has been provided by race organizers, rating offices and others and is continuously updated as new information becomes available. And the ORC Superyacht Calendar of events is available at www.orc.org/superyacht. More on ORC rating systems, ORC certificates and events can be found at www.orc.org.
Second last built Club Swan 42 refitted and highly optimized for competitive racing. Now available for the following prestigious races in 2019. MONACO SWAN ONE DESIGN April 9-13 more info: https://clubswan50.com/events/2019-monaco-swan-one-design/ SCARLINO SWAN ONE DESIGN April 30 – May 4 more info: https://clubswan50.com/events/2019-scarlino-swan-one-design/ Highlights yacht - New shaped keel and rudder - New sails 2018 3Di North Sails: Light Medium heavy Main A1.5 A2 A4 - New H5000 B&G electronics