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  1. The Donovan 26 One Design is an evolution of the successful GP26 built by Wraceboats. The design demonstrated exceptional speed and control at regattas in the U.S., Europe and Asia, regularly finishing ahead of the competition and gaining praise from the crews who sailed aboard. Details to follow... Spinsheet 12-18 V4.pdf
  2. Thank you Trimfast for paying close attention... My bad...Initially there was some discussion of longer mast, then the decision was made to lower the gooseneck to achieve same Main sail area increase. We are looking into lowering the gooseneck on existing boat masts, that involves some surgery. We did not receive the final answer from Mast Maker yet on this procedure or will it be possible... BUT... keeping the boom same is fresh news as of yesterday. Stagg will update their page... So the retrofitting is Cheaper than what is written above and originally thought. Existing boats with the exception of one inboard engine boat will be grandfathered and can race as is... One design for sure... Stagg have a letter of intent for the Donovan 26 One Design racing. We are having some enquiries, no boat ordered yet. Rules and Specs will be finalized before first boat is ordered... Stagg is marketing. For detailed infromation, please contact them directly.
  3. Hey give me a call I will tell. Sukru has my number. I am nor Joking either. I will include your order with others... PS: as a private client for 1 set of course you can not get that price from the mast maker.
  4. Chashtestdummy, actual numbers... Carbon Mast, Boom and Sprit they are producers prices. No need for new running rigging. Standing rod rigging is included. I do not have the prices for sails. Also more likely an new boom will not be necessary as recent debrief after CRW shoved there is less to be gained. Keeping the cost for retrofitting even more reasonable. If you have any further and detailed questions pls DM. thx
  5. Well, I may be biased but I do not agree. Firstly boats can race as is. Secondly , The retrofit equipment package is less than 15,000USD add another 15,000 For the sails total 30,000USD Second hand boats asking is about 60,000USD with trailer, electronics and sails I do not think that existing boats value is halved. As optional retfotitting to OD is still less than a new boat. If and when the OD fleet is established, Existing boats will benefit too.... But As I have said I may be biased.
  6. Boom, Mast and sprit all slightly longer for a more powered up boat.
  7. 8 boats sailing in the Usa east coast. 7 can comply with OD specs. They will be grandfathered and can race as is. There will be retrofitting option to full OD complience.
  8. One design sailing in USA in particular, with hope of global fleets. Please see Stagg yachts web for pricing info.
  9. Ok, yes OneDesign config will have backstay deflectors, it is not detailed in the render.
  10. Hi barefootChildren CRW18 results are below. FYI Sprint6 has an inboard diesel engine and is much heavier than Donovan26OD, or a regular GP26. Xtreme26 was nearly 3 minutes behind 2604 on the race course on their best score, 3rd race. I do not see much similarity. Some other may see... ORC C Charleston Race week 2018 1. USA 2604 Rattle n Rum GP 26 Mike Beasley 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 [4] 7.0 2. USA 9 UltraViolet Antrim 27 Dave Prucnal 2 4 2 2 2 2 3 [4] 13.0 3. USA 184 Fearless melges 32 John Lucas/Durlach 3 5 5 5 3 1 7 [7] 22.0 4. USA 105 Cougar Melges 30 Ned Goss 6 6 3 3 4 6 6 [6] 28.0 5. USA 293 Eagle's Eye Fareast 28R Matt Wake 5 2 4 4 8 7 9 [9] 30.0 6. USA 97925 Fully Involved B25 Steve Vincent 4 10 7 7 9 5 1 [10] 33.0 7. USA 356 Monkey Business Fareast 28R Jonathan Pollak 7 3 8 6 7 9.5 5 [9.5] 36.0 8. USA 46453 Chip's All In B32 Chip Merlin 9 8 10 9 6 3 4 [10] 39.0 9. USA 2608 Sprint 6 GP 26 G John Stevens 8 7 6 8 10 9.5 10 [10] 48.5 10. USA 174 Guillotine Melges 32 Guy Mossman 10 9 11 12 5 8 8 [12] 51.0 11. USA 60848 Reload X-Treme 26 Oleg Popov 11 11 9 10 12 11 12 [12] 64.0 12. USA 25 Patriot Farr 30 US Patriot Sailing / Steve Young 12 12 12 11 11 12 11 [12] 69.0
  11. No backstay deflector.New generation and One Design boats are equipped with running backstays to accomodate Square top mains.
  12. Congratulations to Team Lucy for their 2nd place in Southern Yacht Clubs's Masters Ragatta, May 12 2018. The results are @http://www.regattanetwork.com/c…/applet_regatta_results.php… meanwhile new logo and sailplan rendering is ready and we have first Donovan26OD in production... photo credit: Blaine Gahagan
  13. Hi that is sometimes how the results are posted. Anyway Please try http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/13873#_newsroom the results are from Mardi Gras Race week 2017. Lucy is Hull11 PHRF 75 in New Orleans that one has boat names as well as the Boat Brand/model. If you have further questions Please DM so we can look at some ORC results and use PHRF for TOT correction. Rattle N Rum raced against M32s in Annapolis Fall regatta in 2017 and 2016 Best, SC
  14. Hi M32USA123. Some PHRF results I have are listed below. Team Lucy won Mardi Gras Race Week 2018 PHRFA, In New Orleans PHRF: 81 The results are @ http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=14953 Team Lucy scored 3rd in 2017, results are at http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/13873#_newsroom Team Lucy WON Lake Pontchartrain Racing Circuit 2017 http://saillprc.org/2017/LakePontchartrainRacingCircuit.html Team Lucy, finished second in 2017 Mandeville Race organized by Southern Yacht Club May 20-21, 2017. @http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/14646#_newsroom+results Boats in Chesepeake Bay, New York and Detroit did have podium finishes and won numerous wed eve, and local races. 2604 also won Screwpile Regatta in 2016. DM if you need any further info.
  15. Congratulations to Mike Beasley and his USA 2604 Rattle n Rum team on their impressive repeat victory! Top honors for the Palmetto Cup at the 2018 Charleston Race Week and ORC-C class champs. The GP26/Donovan26OD and crew proved again to be a winning combination. Well done!! Joe Gibson called tactics and trimmed the spinnaker while Teddy Haaland worked the bow and served as strategist aboard Rattle-n-Rum, which has now captured class honors at Sperry Charleston Race Week three years in a row. Brady Stagg trimmed the main and handled strategy downwind, Joanna Haaland handled the runners while Ryan Rutkowski was the floater. the results are here Photo Credit: Tim Wilkes Photography and Charleston RW archive.
  16. 2 boats will be racing in Charleston Race Wekk. Please contact Brady Stagg at C +1 410 353 8618 Skype: Bradygstagg and Brady@staggyachts.com if you are in the area and interested in seeing the boats.
  17. Yes Darling, Similar technology like eglass-epoxy-foam core production with carbon reinforcements ie carbon keel frame and carbon grounding frame plus carbon rig, ss rod standing rigging, carbon composite keel fin and carbon composite rudder. ORC Division charleston RW 2017 ORC C 1. USA 2604 Rattle 'n' Rum GP 26 Mike Beasley 2 1 1 1 4.5 1 3 1 4 2 [4.5] 16.0 2. USA 259 Eagle's Eye Fareast 28R Tim Fitzgerald 1 7 5 4 3 7 1 2 5 4 [7] 32.0 3. USA 71221 Short Bus Henderson 30 Hawk Caldwell 5 4 2 6 2 3.5 7 6 1 3 [7] 32.5 4. USA 105 Cougar Melges 30 College of Charleston 9 5 8 3 1 5 6 3.5 3 1 [9] 35.5 5. USA 184 Fearless melges 32 John/Mark/John Lucas/Jordan/Durlach 8 2 10/DSQ 2 6 3.5 2 3.5 6 5 [10] 38.0 6. USA 2608 Sprint6 GP 26 John Stevens 6 6 4 5 8 2 4 5 7 8 [8] 47.0 7. USA 2609 Hall Pass Donovan GP 26 Jim Carkhuff / Ken Schmidt 3 8 6 8 4.5 6 5 10/RET 2 7 [10] 49.5 8. CAN 129 Hard 1 Fareast 28R Mathew Archibald 4 3 3 7 10/RET 10/DNS 10/RET 10/RET 8 6 [10] 61.0 9. USA 50484 Temptress SR33 Kenneth King 7 9 7 10/RET 7 8 8 10/RET 10/DNC 10/DNC [10] 76.0 ORC 2 Quantum Key West 2016 1. USA 808 Wired J 80 Henry DeGroot 1 1 2 2 1 2 3 2 1 1 16.0 2. USA 2604 Rattle N Rum GP 26 Mike Beasley 2 2 1 3 2 3 2 4 2 5 26.0 3. USA 012 Swordfish Farr 280 Christopher Pesch 5 3 5 7 6 6 1 1 4 3 41.0 4. USA 1 Eagle's Eye Fareast 28R Matt Wake 10/DNF 4 3 4 7 1 5 5 6 2 47.0 5. USA 26007 Rhumb Punch GP 26 John and Linda Edwards 6 5 6 6 3 4 6 6 3 10/DNC 55.0 6. USA 005 D I E S E L Farr 280 Tate Russack 3 10/OCS 4 1 5 7 4 7 5 10/DNC 56.0 7. USA 006 Standard Deviation Farr 280 Tony Hubbard 7 6 10/RET 8 8 8 7 3 7 4 68.0 8. USA 2610 Supra Turbo GP 26 Peter D'arista 4 7 7 5 4 5 8 8 10/DNF 10/DNC 68.0 9. USA 001 Still Messin' Farr 280 Adam Esselman 10/DNC 10/DNS 10/DNC 10/DNC 10/DNC 10/DNC 10/DNC 10/DNC 10/DNC 10/DNC 100.0
  18. Meanwhile, GP26 version continues winning! Congratulations to Team Lucy, 2610 winning Mardi Gras Race Week 2018 PHRFA class. The results are @ http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=14953 photocredit: Neworleanssailing.com
  19. Class Rules letter of intent has been announced letterofintent.pdf
  20. Hi Christian, Race ready price will be below 100k for sure. It was not an easy sell when the pricing was factory direct and abt 30pct lower as well...Now that we have dealer support, class development/support, and aftersales support, a proven boat, and a advertising budget, we believe it will be relatively easy to sell new boats. I do not know of any boat with similar technology and speed, below this price tag that is selling in large numbers. Price is a factor for sure but not the only factor as you know. SC
  21. In USA all 8 boats are based on (6) East coast and (2)Michigan Lake There is Version1 boats. Hulls 3-4 Then there are Version2 boats. With carbon keel frame. Of these Hulls 5 and 6 are lifting keel. 7-9-10 are fixed keel. Then Hull8 which has an inboard is obviously heavier of the bunch and has more drag due to the saildrive. Old boats will be grandfathered in the OD. and Old boats with the exception of hull8 (inboard) can retrofit with a longer boom and bowsprit to conform to the OD setup. More information will be out soon.
  22. We are nearly finished with the promotion materials and information will be out on Stagg's web, facebook as well as Wraceboats pages. It wont be long.
  23. We have started production on Jim Donovan designed GP26 for serial production. We are based in Tuzla-Istanbul, Turkey. We have plans to ship the boats to USA semi completed, and also complete boat as well. For any enquiries, please contact me or Jim Donovan.
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    Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    After 950 posts, and 10 pages build-project updates, news, information, pictures, race results etc, it is now time to close this tread. I am happy to announce that WraceBoats GP26 will now be marketed with One Design configuration with a very reputable and one design specialist sales agent Glabally. Official announcement coming soon on the new tread... Time to move to a new tread...
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    Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    2605 Fat Boy, X-Picaron was the second fastest boat out of ST. Joseph in Phrfection Race to Michigan City behind a M32. Also second on corrected section3. the results are at http://www.morfracing.org/scoring/2017/Phrf02.html Congratulations Team Fat Kid.photo credit: Maciek Wszelaki