Farr 50 ex-Jamarella British Admirals Cup Team 1989 The 1989 champion Admiral's Cup yacht, the Farr IOR 50 Jamarella (Farr design #213), has recently been listed for sale via Bach Yachting. Jamarella was English yachtsman Alan Gray's second yacht of that name, and followed his successful One Tonner that finished as second yacht overall in the 1987 Admiral's Cup. Gray had built the new Jamarella expressly to try out the new World Cup circuit established for the Fifties, and because he felt that the TMF changes could produce a 50-footer that was not just a useful Admiral's Cup team yacht, but a potential series top scorer.The design for Jamarella was slightly altered from her circuit-racing sisterships Carat VII and Windquest, with rig and keel modifications to orient the boat for ocean racing courses and to suit the slightly lower maximum rating limit of the Admiral's Cup. She was built in carbon/epoxy/PVC foam and Nomex sandwich by Thompson boatbuilders, and was helmed by Gordon Maguire and Lawrie Smith. She sported Diamond sails on a Sparcraft mast, a common and fast combination at that time.Gray's instinct was confirmed and his professionally-run campaign was rewarded as Jamarella spearheaded the dominance of the Fifties in the 1989 series, with the new breed of these Admiral's Cup 'maxis' taking line and handicap wins in five of the six races, and taking four of the top five places overall. Jamarella led the charge for the British team with a superbly consistent 1/3/2/3/2/4 series that made her top individual performer in the 42-boat fleet (from 14 nations), and led Britain to its first Cup win since 1981. The British team was sponsored by The Observer and The Glenlivet, and the team sought to play their part by carrying their logos on their hulls. The first attempt at placing the decals on the hull of Jamarella was, at the last minute, identified as being too far aft to comply with the tight regulations that were then in force. Leaving nothing to chance, the letters behind the line 18ft from the transom, were removed to be replaced in a compliant mid-ship position after the first race After the 1989 Admiral’s Cup the Fifties gathered again in Newport Rhode Island for the sixth and final event in the 1989 World Cup. Jamarella was shipped over from England and finished third. Jamarella is now based in the Netherlands - Farr 50 lowered in asking price to 49.000 euro.
This Rodman 42 is a silver-hulled race yacht, designed by Judel & Vrolijk, built in 2003 by Rodman in Spain and acquired by the present owner in July 2011. After racing in RORC races for 3 seasons (3rd IRC1 season 2012, 1st IRC1 North Sea Race 2012, 4th IRC1 season 2014, 2nd IRC1/6th overall Round Ireland 2014), the boat was moved to the Mediterranean in 2015. Since then the team took part in many of the major Med offshore events including the Giraglia. The most recent was the Thousand Islands Race in Croatia, Sep 18th-25th 2016, from Rijeka to Montenegro and back. In the combined results for both legs the team came first overall and first in class (ORC2). The Rodman JV42 was originally aimed at racing under IMS and this design together with the Sinergia 40 and Grand Soleil 42R were the most competitive models while the IMS rule was in use, dominating the IMS600 class. This Rodman, while racing with its former owner, did very well under the ORC rule. Several modifications have been made to the boat since it was first launched. Most importantly, the original keel has been replaced with a fin-and-bulb keel. It was designed by JV and fitted by Knierim; the actual construction was by Schumacher Metall. The mast and rig have also been modified by lengthening the spreaders and moving the chainplates outboard. In March 2012 a carbon bow sprit was fitted as part of the new sailplan which now includes fractional and masthead sails The boat is fitted out to OSR Cat 2. Anti-fouling is Veneziani Speedy Carbonium, excellent and expensive, still in good condition New folding propeller fitted 2015 (2 blade) TCC 1.128GPH 563.8 She is on the hard for inspection. You are very welcome to come and visit her. Lowered in asking price to 59.999 euro
FOR ALL FANATIC REGATTA SAILORS AND PEOPLE IN SAILING INDUSTRY The 2017 Yacht Racing Forum will be held in Aarhus. Denmark’s second biggest city will host the tenth edition of the leading annual conference for the business of yacht racing, on November 27 - 28. A perfect & newsworthy destination: the city of Aarhus is the european capital of culture in 2017; the city will also host the 2018 Sailing World Championships, and is ideally located at the heart of Europe. The conference will focus on the theme «Growing The Sport» The following modules will be discussed : Design & Technology Marketing & Media Sports governance & Event Management Sustainability Risk Management & Safety More info@ www.yachtracingforum.com Bernard Schopfer, Yacht Racing Forum organiser : « We are very proud to gather sailing’s leading personalities for the tenth year in a row. We offer an unique platform for all participants to network and make business. » Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event : « Yacht Racing Forum adds to the many international sailing events staged in Denmark and Aarhus – the city of sails. To Sport Event Denmark it is important to reach out to the many stakeholders within and around sailing worldwide. » Finn Lyck, event manager, Aarhus events : « We are very pleased to be welcoming the world of yacht racing to Aarhus in November 2017. Hosting the Yacht Racing Forum is supporting our strategy in being one of the top yacht racing cities in the World, and with a portefolio of yacht racing events including the Yacht Racing Forum and the 2018 Sailing World Championships we are very well on the road to achieve this goal. »
Gerry Hatton’s MAT1245 Bushranger won both the IRC and ORCi Rating Divisions at the Australian Yachting Championships in Sydney, Australia to wrap up a coveted double. Counting nothing but firsts and seconds under both scoring systems in an event that started in big southerly breezes and ended with light easterlies, Bushranger proved the versatility of the MAT1245 design and the tenacity of the long-established Bushranger team, now on their third boat of that name. The Hattons are very enthusiastic about the boat “Thanks for designing such an amazing boat. The MAT 12.45 is not only a beautiful boat to sail, but it rates incredibly well too .“ The Australian Yachting Championships are following a growing trend worldwide to combine racing under both IRC and ORCi,and embrace a wider variety of course types, in this case including two days of coastal courses outside the Sydney Heads.
Taylor Canfield The Standout On Day 1 Perth, Australia: In front of a packed lawn at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Taylor Canfield and his US One team are the standout performers of Qualifying Session 1 of Match Cup Australia. This is the first event of the 2017 World Match Racing Tour. Canfield, from the US Virgin Islands, chalked up three wins and a second place to dominate his group. The Swan River's Freshwater Bay sparkled in the sunshine through the morning, with a good easterly breeze making for a great spectacle in the early races. Also at the top of the scoreboard in their respective groups of six teams were Kiwi Chris Steele in Group 1, and Frenchman Yann Guichard in group three. Steele and his 36 Below Racing team also scored three first places, with a third place their other score, but they were penalized a further point for a collision. As a measure of the aggressive tactics on the racecourse, a number of penalty points were issued, with local wild card entry Matt Jerwood receiving two. Match Cup Australia Results Day 1: Qualifying Group 1 1. Chris Steele (NZL), 36 Below Racing - 7 points 2. Phil Robertson (NZL), Robertson Racing - 9 3. Matt Jerwood (AUS), Redline Racing - 14 4. Pieter-Jan Postma (NED), Sailing Team NL - 17 5. Sam Gilmour (AUS), Neptune Racing - 20 6. Nicklas Dackhammar (SWE), ESSIQ Racing - 20 Group 2 1. Taylor Canfield (ISV), US One - 5 2. David Gilmour (AUS), Team Gilmour - 11 3. Steven Thomas (AUS), RPM Racing - 11 4. Sally Barkow (USA), Team Magenta 32 - 18 5. Jonas Warrer (DEN), Warrer Racing - 18 6. Nicolai Sehested (DEN), EWII Racing - 21 Group 3 1. Yann Guichard (FRA), Spindrift Racing - 11 2. Ian Williams (GBR), GAC Pindar - 12 3. Torvar Mirsky (AUS), Mirsky Racing Team - 12 4. Evan Walker (AUS), KA Match - 14 5. Mans Holmberg (SWE), CFA Sports - 15 5. George Anyon (NZL), RNZYS Performance Program - 20 wmrt.com
Founded in 1999, the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is the world’s leading professional sailing series. It features world class sailors and Olympic champion, with tour events staged around the globe. WMRT is officially sanctioned with ‘Special Event’ status by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the sport’s world governing body. In July 2015, Swedish company Aston Harald AB acquired the ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour. The acquisition marks a major step forward for the World Match Racing Tour with the introduction of the one-design M32 high-performance catamarans. Each stage, or World Championship event, now takes place in identically supplied one-design M32 high-performance catamarans to place the focus on teamwork and skill. The nature of sport, with close to shore action, intense tactical skills and live analysis, offers host cities an excellent opportunity to present themselves positively to a global audience.From 20 to 25 March Match Cup Australia will take place from PerthRoyal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, affectionately known around the world as “Freshie”, has a stunning location on a promontory above the Swan River, which provides a natural amphitheatre ideally suited to “stadium sailing”. As hosts of Match Cup Australia, you can be sure that this will be a great event. Courses on Freshwater Bay will be tight, making for some very close quarter racing, which should keep the spectators on the edge of their seats. This area of the Swan river is blessed with flat water whatever the direction and strength of the breeze, so we can expect to see some big burts of speed if the fabled Fremantle Doctor seabreeze puts in an appearance. Freshie is a club that has a huge reputation for hospitality and they will be welcoming those who want to come and watch the action. It is a club that some of the world’s greatest sailors frequent, so you could find yourself standing at the bar shoulder-to-shoulder with an Olympic Gold Medallist or a Sydney to Hobart winner. Wild Card Invites Matt Jerwood (Redline Racing) Pieter-jan Postma (Sailing Team NL) Jonas Warrer (TBC) RESULTS http://wmrt.com/events/wmrt-match-cup-australia/ Bewaren Bewaren
Fast and fun can be affordable and accessible When introduced a year ago to the marketplace, Jason Ker’s Bolt 37 design seemed like an impossible dream: a manageablesized pure race boat that promised to be fast, fun to sail, offshore-capable, and with all the features expected in a modern race boat, but at a price affordable to a broad marketplace. And nearly a year after the launch of the first boat, its speed on paper and in design renderings have translated into reality, with boat-for-boat horizon jobs achieved against many larger racer and cruiser-racer designs. But how can this be possible for a production boat, and one fitted with a Hall high-modulus carbon spars and Harken hardware, at a base boat price of only €149,000? Anything else that comes this close in performance is usually twice this price. The answer is in the careful attention made to choosing the right trade-offs in performance and cost-efficiency in both the design features and the materials and production techniques used in the build. These choices have been made with the extensive experience Ker has had with numerous other performance designs created in both custom and production form from a variety of builders around the world. ‘Our brief was to create a low-cost high-performance boat that could interest the large market of club-based racers who wanted an accessible, easy-to-race design,’ said Jason Ker. ‘Furthermore, this boat had deliver excitement and performance, but also at a modest price and good build quality. We think we have achieved this in the Bolt.’ In design, Ker’s extensive use of Fine-Marine RANS CFD computations on their in-house cluster of computers has produced an attractive low freeboard hull shape that nicely balances the opposing forces of stability and drag. The quite generous sail plan produces plenty of power, and with minimal wetted surface area the hull shape allows impressive boatspeed when other boats are struggling just to move in light air. Yet when the breeze comes on, the hull shape has excellent form stability and sufficient righting moment to continue to harness that power and hit planing speeds sooner than most of the competition. While offered at a low price, the build process for the Bolt 37 represents the same no-compromise approach using the latest techniques found among any contemporary high-performance production boat builder. The hull, bulkheads, stiffeners and the deck are built in female tooling with E-glass and use of Core-cell M-Foam core, a superior material 40% more expensive than conventional PVC foams, with vinylester resin infused with vacuum assistance to minimize voids and control the amounts of resin to keep the design weight consistent enough for one-design standards and at just under 4000kg. This choice of resin in the laminates takes advantage of the compatibility of vinylester with the gelcoat finish for a further reduction in cost and build time. CNC-moulded composite skins encase the cast steel keel fin, which supports the antimony-lead alloy bulb cast in CNC-milled plug, then faired with templates and painted. This approach ensures that no additional fairing and finishing is necessary before racing. Static and dynamic loads from the keel are linked to the hull and rig via an internal alloy frame structure bonded to the hull. At such an impressively low price, the Bolt 37 could be bought in bulk and easily start sprouting one-design fleets. However, an important aspect of the Bolt’s design is in the excellent value for rated performance when racing under ORCi and even IRC handicaps. No doubt the cost-control credits being built in to the HPR rule will also make the Bolt an attractive option for those that want to play among similar-sized high-performance designs but at a fraction of the cost. ‘We are very pleased with the reception we have had among the first several Bolt owners,’ said Karem Ozkan of KA Yachting, developer of the Bolt 37. ‘Even with teams that represent a mixture of talent levels, they are still able to access the high performance levels in this design. In this way we feel the Bolt is truly a breakthrough in its ability to deliver unparalleled performance value to the racing sailor. ‘We look forward to seeing the Bolt come to more racing venues throughout Europe and beyond so that everyone can see that high performance does not have to come at a high price.’ https://www.seahorsemagazine.com/current-issue/209-bolt-37