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3 hours ago, Fiji Bitter said:

I've said it before, it's the Affront Page...

Including being wrong on the boat launched "few months ago" 

Quite impressive indeed :)

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A question for the veterans:  Apparently, there used to be a North American Class 40 Association.  Does anyone know of such a thing or what passes for such a thing these days?  

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17 hours ago, yl75 said:

Including being wrong on the boat launched "few months ago" 

Quite impressive indeed :)

Seems like it was copied directly from the class 40 site. The English translation doesn't make any sense

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On 8/31/2021 at 9:38 AM, furler49 said:

First Images of the VPLP designed Clak40 for Andrea FORNARO 

 

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I hope it is very fast.  That would make it look a lot better.

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2 hours ago, longy said:

3 spreader rig?? 

Class 40s often opt for the 1 wide as spreader setup

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1 hour ago, JonRowe said:

Class 40s often opt for the 1 wide as spreader setup

They do indeed although given the position of the spreader in the photo I'd presume she is running a more traditional 2 spreader rig. 

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On 9/8/2021 at 8:30 AM, bridhb said:

I hope it is very fast.  That would make it look a lot better.

Ferk. Did somebody dig up R.J. Mitchell? It looks like a Spitfire the way it rakes and tails off to the rear. 

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Actually, that's a bit unfair. The spitfire was gorgeous from any angle, that looks horrific.

  

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On 8/31/2021 at 3:38 PM, furler49 said:

First Images of the VPLP designed Clak40 for Andrea FORNARO 

 

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I hope the speed justifies the look :o

What are the aluminium poles on the sidedeck?

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170 Launched. 4 month buld time is quick. I assume they used existing moulds.

I was a bit confused by the translation. They moved the rig back because the other boats felt soft? What  was this referring to - lack of helm? If so why not change rake or rudders?

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8 hours ago, Jono said:

170 Launched. 4 month buld time is quick. I assume they used existing moulds.

I was a bit confused by the translation. They moved the rig back because the other boats felt soft? What  was this referring to - lack of helm? If so why not change rake or rudders?

photos? links? vids?

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This is from a post in January  In 'What is it?"

The one Cape is doing is the Etienne Bertrand Design, with Guillaume Dupont 

 

During an intervention on Imagine, the Class 40 Jörg Riechers was going to run the Normandy Channel Race, I had the opportunity to meet with Andrew Thomson of the boat builder Cape Racing. We were able to exchange on a more modern Class 40 idea than Imagine, more powerful, but also simpler and easier and more comfortable to lead it at high speeds. Missioned for a Cape 40 V2, I asked Guillaume Dupond to partner with this project, so that he would add his eyes and technical knowledge to my knowledge and intuitions. Here are some outside views of the Cape 40 V2, which we created together. For the inside we are not revealing anything at this time. Just know that everything is made to make life on board easier..image.thumb.png.38c6a4b0a5546d678b65323cc33e9bbb.png

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I was searching for a spirited sailboat that is easily handled, minimalistic interior, reasonable cost and capable. After 12 months of climbing on boats I bought a RC1 Akilaria class 40. #39. Looking forward to having some exciting trips i the ole girl.  

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46 minutes ago, Greyhound37 said:

I was searching for a spirited sailboat that is easily handled, minimalistic interior, reasonable cost and capable. After 12 months of climbing on boats I bought a RC1 Akilaria class 40. #39. Looking forward to having some exciting trips i the ole girl.  

Congratulations! Perfect boat except for the 3 meters or 9 feet draft.

https://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/Histoire des 40' monos/CQ39.htm

 

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4 hours ago, Greyhound37 said:

I was searching for a spirited sailboat that is easily handled, minimalistic interior, reasonable cost and capable. After 12 months of climbing on boats I bought a RC1 Akilaria class 40. #39. Looking forward to having some exciting trips i the ole girl.  

i am jealous as fuck, vids and photos please

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10 hours ago, Greyhound37 said:

I was searching for a spirited sailboat that is easily handled, minimalistic interior, reasonable cost and capable. After 12 months of climbing on boats I bought a RC1 Akilaria class 40. #39. Looking forward to having some exciting trips i the ole girl.  

Did the exact same, but with a young family opted for a Pogo40 with the shallow draft…interior layout was a much easier sell than the Akilaria!!

 

As above looks very Kiwi indeed?

 

No doubt some epic fun will be had. Enjoy!

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On 10/30/2021 at 7:05 AM, Greyhound37 said:

I was searching for a spirited sailboat that is easily handled, minimalistic interior, reasonable cost and capable. After 12 months of climbing on boats I bought a RC1 Akilaria class 40. #39. Looking forward to having some exciting trips i the ole girl.  

Good golly.  It has been so long since I have been on SA, I pretty much forgot my password.

Welcome to the Class, Greyhound.  I will ping you directly to get you connected to other North American owners and share the calendar of potential 2022 events.  If you need any help, please reach out. 

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On 10/16/2021 at 10:05 PM, huey 2 said:

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Handling issues in transit....major damage

Best guess, they cranked down on the tie downs, compressing the coach roof.  I feel badly for everyone involved.  The skippers have chartered another boat on short notice, so they are still going to be doing the TJV

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3 minutes ago, Rail Meat said:

Good golly.  It has been so long since I have been on SA, I pretty much forgot my password.

Welcome to the Class, Greyhound.  I will ping you directly to get you connected to other North American owners and share the calendar of potential 2022 events.  If you need any help, please reach out. 

Thank You SIr!

Excluding Rail Meat

Who knows what the purpose of the white hoses are looped over the life lines?

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On 10/30/2021 at 5:47 AM, pironiero said:

How much time does it take for class 40 to cross Atlantic ocean? worst and best case

Depends on which course and which boat.

In 2011 there were 3 or four of us who did the NYCC transat.   Very slow, light air race, and it took the Class 40's something like 16 to 19 days.   In the 2015 edition of the same race, but a longer course dictated by ice gates set further south, it took Dragon 11.5 days going DH and we were something like 18+ hours behind the fully crewed Class 40 winner.  To give some context, both of us were faster than the monohull record for that course which had stood for decades until finally being beaten by the bigger monohulls built in the past couple of decades.  I am sure that a scow bow version of the Class40 could trim at least a day off that record. 

For the 2018 Route du Rhum, the race was a shit fight against the weather with half of the 54 boat class ducking into port on Day 2 to avoid a series of vicious lows, and virtually all of the rest diving south to the Canaries to get below the weather.  The Class was won by Yoann Richomme in the first scow bow in 16 days and 3 hours.  I finished 12th with 21 days and 3 hours.  The 34th and last Class to finish made it in 31.5 days.  

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7 minutes ago, Greyhound37 said:

Thank You SIr!

Excluding Rail Meat

Who knows what the purpose of the white hoses are looped over the life lines?

Water ballast tank vents?

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1 minute ago, Greyhound37 said:

You win!

A ride?!  I am getting old, always wanted a ride on a mini / 40 / 60 before I get too old to swing a leg over the lifelines.  Great looking  boat!

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On 7/9/2021 at 12:30 AM, Revboat said:

 

A question for the veterans:  Apparently, there used to be a North American Class 40 Association.  Does anyone know of such a thing or what passes for such a thing these days?  

I honestly don't know where that website came from or who has set that up.  It might have been one of the other NA owners.  Most all of the NA owners are stretched between jobs, families and boats so there is not much time to maintain something like that.  I rep NA on the Class 40 Board, and keep an email group going for the owners as well as aim for as much coordination of the calendar as is possible.  We try to do training camps together when there are several boats in one location for a while.  Its a friendly and good group of people.  

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