Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Class 40, Atlantic Cup 2013 Newport

Atlantic Cup. After Inshore races at Newport.

40 Degrees Owen Clarke Design.
Bodacious Dream. Farr Yacht Design.
Dragon.  Owen Clarke Design.
Gryphon Solo.  Marc Lombard.
Icarus. Rodger Martin Yacht Design.
Lecoq Cuisine. Guillaume Verdier.
Pleiad Racing. Marc Lombard.
                   When are we going to see a ScowTa?
- With the success in the last Mini Transat of the scow bowed 777, I am wondering if the same approach could be adapted for the 40 Class.
- Last year, for the purpose of assessing the possibilities, I reverse-engineered David Raison's Mini to explore what he was doing?
- The rules for 2013 have been changed to avoid the adoption of the Mini's bow to the class 40, by the control of a maximum width of 450mm. at deck level located 200mm. aft of the stem. By dropping the width almost down to the waterline the volume is redistributed in a different way and this is the Class 40 version with the killer whale bow I am coming up with.