All things Class40

wonderbrom

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New class 40 from Owen Clarke design/Pete Hobson (ex Alex Thomson racing)

Owen Clarke, working with Peter Hobson Design (PHD) and PURE Engineering have come up with the fastest, most versatile Class40 drawn to date. Merf Owen, principal designer, explains: “after a close review of the existing scow bow fleet, we identified key design features that contribute to success and as importantly, those that do not. In 2022 alone we subjected 86 different hulls to CFD analysis and VPP testing against computer models of our competitor’s designs, on the classic ocean racing courses using historical weather data. We are highly confident that the boat can reach the top of the podium across a wide range of courses and conditions”.
Thats what I would have written too, had I designed that boat.
 

Flying Solo

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Thanks for the updates Michael. I've always enjoyed your stories and the honesty you show in the class 40 boats. Super thrilled you will have a scow bow and can truly compete with the European scene. If you ever need any help, just let me know.
 

huey 2

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Meanwhile in the Globe 40....

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Jono

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Nice to see a range of countries, designers and boat models at the front of the RdR fleet. Time in the boat and having it sorted still counts.
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182​
RichommeFRALombardLalou
2022​
Lift V2
2​
181​
BeccariaITAGuelfiSan Giorgio
2022​
Musa 40
3​
176​
DougetFRALombardv1d2
2022​
Lift V2
4​
159​
KosterSUIManuardJPS
2019​
Mach 40.4
5​
185​
BerryFRAManuardJPS
2022​
Mach 40.5
6​
161​
CarpentierFRAManuardJPS
2020​
Mach 40.4
7​
178​
MacaireFRAVerdierPogo
2022​
Pogo S4
8​
186​
BonaITAManuardJPS
2022​
Mach 40.5
9​
180​
PopeFRAVPLPMultiplast
2022​
Clak40
10​
142​
PavantFRAVerdierBg
2014​
TIZH40
11​
162​
TrehinFRARaisonJPS
2021​
Max 40
12​
154​
MehranUSALombardv1d2
2018​
Lift 40
13​
158​
LipinskiFRARaisonJPS
2019​
Max 40
 

huey 2

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from the front Page

 

huey 2

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Tanton Y_M

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Seems an awful lot for a boat designed around a box rule.
 

oioi

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I was surpeised by the level of non finishers in the route du rhum - 37 Class40 (out of 55) made it.

This failure rate was much higher than imoca/ultim/ocean50, although better than the rhum classes.

Are the boats now being built too light? Boat prep not good enough? Is there a common theme?
 

slug zitski

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I was surpeised by the level of non finishers in the route du rhum - 37 Class40 (out of 55) made it.

This failure rate was much higher than imoca/ultim/ocean50, although better than the rhum classes.

Are the boats now being built too light? Boat prep not good enough? Is there a common theme?
Anything fast and light has a short life
 




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