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I thought it was about time that Class40 had it's own thread. 

All the major offshore races, TJV, Route du Rhum, two around the world races, and something we can perhaps always dream of whilst there being some possibility of actually getting there... 

15 new builds being launched in 2021 and a Class that is going nuts. 

To start us off two 40s (Palanad and Redman) are currently racing in the RORC Transat. 

Tracking below: 

http://rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/tracking/2021-fleet-tracking.html

Luke Berry is the pro onboard Palanad (Mach40.4) and Redman (Mach40.4) is skippered by Antoine Carpentier. Antoine is joined by Spanish sailor Pablo Santurde (he's won everything). Both are three up. 

 
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Corentin Douguet is also on Palanad3, he's done a few things too 

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"Any info on Class40s with scow bow?"

By pironiero, November 2, 2020 in Ocean Racing Anarchy

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In front of the Volvo 70 in the Transat race. Impressive. Redman had rudder issues but was already behind.

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The two Class 40s following in the Volvo 70......not a big fleet but still impessive,

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On 1/14/2021 at 5:21 PM, huey 2 said:

"Any info on Class40s with scow bow?"

By pironiero, November 2, 2020 in Ocean Racing Anarchy

yeah yeah, im here

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Apart from the conservatory at the cockpit I like it, possibly needs more scow bell though.

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Looks very good, from a pure performance perspective.

It is unfortunate that artists of shape, like Pininfarina, were not involved. Fast does not require ugly. My Pininfarina designed car is no less functional or fast, but sure is a thing of beauty, and will continue to be a thing of beauty forever.

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On 1/22/2021 at 9:30 PM, JonRowe said:

Apart from the conservatory at the cockpit I like it, possibly needs more scow bell though.

hard to tell what it would really look like in the cockpit (though there are some other drawings online), but during the last two days of the Normandy Channel Race last fall we were really wishing for that extra protection.  The drawings do suggest that they might still allow pretty good visibility.  The Mach 4s made pretty good progress in this direction already.  The Mach 3 cockpit is like a waterfall in some conditions.

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6 hours ago, 38°59'N said:

hard to tell what it would really look like in the cockpit (though there are some other drawings online), but during the last two days of the Normandy Channel Race last fall we were really wishing for that extra protection.  The drawings do suggest that they might still allow pretty good visibility.  The Mach 4s made pretty good progress in this direction already.  The Mach 3 cockpit is like a waterfall in some conditions.

I am totally on board with protective cockpits, I just wish this one wasn't so angular looking from a pretty-ness factor :D

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another shot....another angle.        ready for crossing the Atlantic.....protection for the upwind work.     utilitarian. not beauty

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I wonder if it would be feasible to get an older class 40 and build a new bow section for it, a lot cheaper than a new boat.

i also wonder if a bigger more protected cockpit would not be better over a longer race.

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Could be a giant false/crash bow made of foam and a skin.  Kinda like a giant version of when they plumbed the bow of the slanted ULDB70s back in the day.  Likely wouldn't last it's first outing though...

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I'm thinking a class 40 may be in my future, I've been around them a bit but do not have a ton of experience.  Two of the boats I am considering are the Akilaria RC3 and the Pogo S3.  Any thoughts on those two boats and which one may be better for racing/sailing along the East Coast.

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7 minutes ago, Flying Solo said:

I'm thinking a class 40 may be in my future, I've been around them a bit but do not have a ton of experience.  Two of the boats I am considering are the Akilaria RC3 and the Pogo S3.  Any thoughts on those two boats and which one may be better for racing/sailing along the East Coast.

Talk to Merfyn of Owen Clarke design, he knows them backwards and forwards and is the best source for a used boat.

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14 hours ago, Flying Solo said:

I'm thinking a class 40 may be in my future, I've been around them a bit but do not have a ton of experience.  Two of the boats I am considering are the Akilaria RC3 and the Pogo S3.  Any thoughts on those two boats and which one may be better for racing/sailing along the East Coast.

In looking at boats, it is worth keeping in mind the recent rule changes regarding the cockpit door (in effect now), new minimum weight (in transition phase now), and increased buoyancy of 3m^2 to 5m^2 (in full force at year end 2021 though tied in with the min weight transition).  In the range of RC3, Pogo S3, I might also consider a Mach2 (if one were available) or 157 (if in the same range) though individual boat details could sway a decision one way or another.  How to modify a door and where to put the additional buoyancy might not be a simple task.

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