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    Lymington UK
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    Offshore short handed yacht racing
    Director of Racing of SORC (Solo Offshore Racing Club)

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  1. Fastrak

    Sun Fast 3300

    Reaching. Testing angles and crossovers for the Fractional Zero versus the other sails. The FRO is not a VMG running sail.
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    Sun Fast 3300

    Sorry the heading is mis-leading and a typo between different videos. The TWS here was 20-23 knots, not 15 knots.
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    Sun Fast 3300

    Kincora - The Fastrak Chilli is better than ever!!!!
  4. Fastrak

    Sun Fast 3300

    I can report 5 boats now physically in the UK. 2 commissioned ashore and currently under Lock Down at Hamble Yacht Services, and 3 ashore at Swanwick being commissioned ready for launching when released from Lock Down, and boat number 6 arriving from the factory next week, but commissioning won't start until Lock Down is over. Then there are 4 more incoming before the Autumn but deliveries are now delayed for obvious reasons. Fastrak has been weighed and measured and the 2020 IRC rating is 1.027 with water ballast + carbon rig + Asymmetric set up. The spread of ratings seems to be between 1.025 and 1.035 depending on set up.
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    Perfect £150k single/double handed boat

    You won't get a Dehler 30 OD, Sun Fast 3300 or JPK 1030 for £150k by the time they are delivered, equipped (sails, electronics safety gear), commissioned, launched - great boats though they all are, they are too new to be avialable on the used market yet. You will be able to get the following competent and proven used monos with sport performance for the budget - Sun Fast 3200 & 3600, JPK 1010, J105. I don't muh about the Cat market in this area, but there are more racimg opportunities with the monos.
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    Sun Fast 3300

    Never too old Vikram. This is my boat and I am 58!!! For my sins I just helped a mate sail his new (to him) A31 from La Trinite to Southampton. Mid-January, upwind the whole 320 miles, and never been so cold!!!. Great boat, I was actually well impressed. Not the same as a 3300, but good all the same.
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    Sun Fast 3300

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    Transquardra 2020

    An alternative to the Transquadra is the new Cap Martinque for IRC boats rated from 0.979 to 1.081 to be raced solo or double handed. It has no age restraints, is also an amateur race, and is non-stop from La Trinite to Martinque, leaving Madeira to starboard. Starts in April 2021 and the good ship Fastrak has lodged an entry! I would love to do the Transquadra as well, but timing and logistics don't work for me so well.
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    Dehler 30 OD no Backstay

    Come for a spin on Fastrak, those lumps and bumps on the 3300 make her go pretty quick!! She will easily reach past a 3600 or 1080 for a lot less rating!!
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    Non-furler headsail handling options

    Here's the storm jib on my Sun Fast 3300. Independent to my headstay foil, and has an NEX furler at the bottom. I can also fit it round the main headstay with soft loops going through cringles down the luff. This jib also doubles as a Genoa Staysailwhich I can fly inside the Zero or the J1 / J2 when cracked off a bit.
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    New imoca boats

    Spotted last Sunday just SW of Bembridge Ledge whilst racing backfrom Cherbourg, the new Hugo Boss definitely foiling.
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    Sun Fast 3300

    A lot tidier than Sapristi, which was Hull 001, the prototype. My boat is Hull 003 and much better finished down below. Still room for improvement but acceptable & not bad. The first 4 boats are "prototypes" with the production series staring at Hull 005. The layout works well with some nice features, like adjustable bunk boards to make sleeping outboard easy. Great nav station. Heads .. hmmn .. time will tell. Cockpit eronomics fantastic.
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    Sun Fast 3300

    The 3300 is remarkably dry. No wetter than a 3200 which is herself a relatively dry boat. She takes on a bow up attitude early and the full bow pushes the water out and away. With the tumblehome less water finds its way on to deck, and clever design of the deck mouldings diverts most water away before it reaches your butt. Having said that, Henry Bomby reports that at 23 knots peak BSP in the Fastnet you "can't see much infront of you"!