• VO65 Sailchart

    Det har ju varit lite snack om varför olika båtar kör olika segelsättning, och kombinationer av J1/2/3 under sin code.

    Dels har designen på seglen ändrats sedan förra racet, så jag tror inte något team har 100% koll på vilken combo som är snabbast. Sedan var det väl lite stökigt att laborera med det i går – även om jag tror man använder denna sträcka till att samla så mycket data man kan.

    1 x Fractional Code 0 (“FRO”)
    Sail area: 235 m²,
    Material: 3Di, RAW760 yellow, 16800 dpi
    Details: Hoisted to the hounds.
    Use: The FRO is a downwind sail used in fresh breeze (when the A3 becomes too big) and for reaching (when the MHO is too big). It will likely be used upwind in light breeze too.

    1 x J1
    Sail area: 132 m²
    Material: 3Di, RAW760 yellow, 23800 dpi
    Details: Installed on a fixed forestay with hanks. Horizontal battens including 2 full head ones.
    Use: The J1 will be used upwind in light to moderate winds (8-15 knots), and when reaching.

    1 x J2
    Sail area: 86.6 m²
    Material: 3Di, RAW760 yellow, 32000 dpi
    Details: Deployed with a roller furler with vertical leech battens.
    Use: Good for 13-25 knots. The J2 will be used upwind in fresh breeze and downwind inside the MHO or the A3 as a staysail – it can even be used downwind in strong wind. Unlike the Volvo Open 70’s J2, this one is furled and for that reason, utilises a halyard lock.

    1 x J3
    Sail area: 44.5 m²
    Material: 3Di, RAW760 yellow, 32000 dpi
    Details: Deployed with a roller furler.
    Use: Good for 22-35 knots. Similar use than the J2 in stronger breeze. The teams will have to make the call whether the J2 or the J3 is more efficient as a staysail inside the A3 and MHO – they may even use them together! The J3 will be used inside the J1 and FR0 – it’s the genoa staysail. The J2 is too big for this application – it’s the spinnaker staysail.

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  • Epic helicopter footage of the Leg 2 start!

    Enjoy!

    Ett par dygn i det här tempot lär göra att man får sjöben :-)

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  • Nystart för HP30

    HP30 är ett koncept där sportiga 30-fotare kan tävla mot varandra. Typiskt har det väl varit C&C30 och Farr 280, men det finns många båtar som funkar.

    Jag hade ett snack med Farr 30-seglarna på ORCi-VM i Köpenhamn om vad som skulle krävas för att få igång en kul klass, och det finns nog fortfarande ett intresse. Även FarEast 28R och J/88 borde kunna funka här?

    Extra kul att de har valt Micke Vesalas Pauger 30 på Marstrand Big Boat Race som exempelbild :-)

    The HP30 Class will soon be re-established, with a new constitution, class association and race programme.

    A Class Constitution has been drafted by RORC Rating Office and has been posted on the HP30 Class website. RORC Rating has kindly pulled this together and it is a combination of the standard World Sailing class contract that has been reduced to UK Only.

    Class Limits
    RORC Rating has spent some time working on the Class limits and proposes the following for discussion by the Class Association.

    Min LH: 8.5m Max LH: 9.6m (existing boats) – new boats Max LH: to follow
    Min TCC: 1.055 Max TCC: 1.150 (to be confirmed)
    Max Draft: 2.45m
    Max DLR: 125
    Min Speed Ratio: 0.119 – The minimum TCC^2/LH ratio is less length sensitive and kinder to some of the existing boats allowing them to achieve the Class Limits, without having to make massive changes to their configurations.

    Clarification over definitions for Existing Boat, Build Date and Series Dates to be advised in the RORC Rating Class Limits document and Class Rule which will be supplied in the future.

    Broadly speaking, the following boats fit into the class: FarEast28R/Farr280s/Farr30s/Henderson30/Soto30/C&C30 BR31/Cape31/FarEast31R and Pauger30.

    Plenty of choice for varying sizes of budget and there are other boats which can be optimised to fit the rule with minor changes.

    Class Association Committee
    The class is looking for a number of owner’s to get involved, to help take the HP30s on to the next level. Technically, the constitution requires two committees to run the Class; one for the Association and a technical committee appointed by the class association to look after the rule although in the immediate future a smaller working group will be formed to put things in place for 2018. RORC Rating have offered to sit on the technical committee and the details of this arrangement will be sorted in due course.

    The committee will meet as per the Class Association Constitution (now on the website). Joe Hall has offered to assume the role of Class Manager. Dates and details of the first meeting will be posted in due course. For those with time to support the HP30s please email secretary@hp30class.com

    Outline schedule of events
    The following events will provide the HP30 Class starts or extracted results in mixed fleets, depending on numbers available:
    RORC Easter Challenge 29, Mar – 01, Apr, 2018
    Royal Southern May Regatta 12, May – 13, May, 2018
    Vice Admirals Cup 18, May – 20, May, 2018
    Poole Regatta 2018 26, May – 28, May, 2018 – possible HP30 Nationals?
    Royal Southern June Regatta 23, Jun – 24, Jun, 2018

    Round the Island Race 1st July
    Royal Southern July Regatta 14, Jul – 15, Jul, 2018
    Lendy Cowes Week 2018 04, Aug – 11, Aug, 2018

    Dartmouth Regatta 30, Aug – 01, Sep, 2018
    Royal Southern Sept Regatta 08, Sep – 09, Sep, 2018

    It has been suggested by RORC Rating and welcomed by Poole International Regatta that the HP30 Class treat their regatta as a UK Nationals. The Combined Clubs who organise the event in Poole are eager to support the Class and will help as much as they can with logistics, launching and retrieving boats, accommodation lists and of course providing excellent racing and social. It sounds like it could be a great event.

    Summary
    From an existing fleet perspective, there are currently five boats that can start the season, although there is considerable interest from owners and teams looking to get involved. It is however, vital that more boats are encouraged to join the existing FarEast28, three Farr280s and two Farr30s, so the season can start with at least ten boats.

    For the mid-summer events, the fleet will be boosted by overseas boats, including more FE28s and F280s plus the MC31 / FarEast31R and a Pauger 30 so for those events in the middle part of the season. A fleet size in the mid-teens is expected for summer events.

    The next steps are to agree the class limits, get the working party together and keep the momentum up on the events and teams wanting to come racing. The class needs as much help as possible and is looking for support for the programme to encourage as many owners and crew to join in.

    Contacts
    HP 30 Class enquiries: secretary@hp30class.com

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  • Idag kollar vi på segling

    15:00 startar nästa etapp i Volvo Ocean Race. Följ på siten, i appen eller på Facebook.

    13:35 startar Transat Jacques Vabre. 38 båtar med världens bästa doublehandedseglare. Följs på Daily Motion (nedan).

    CLASS40 = 16 båtar
    MULTI50 = 6
    IMOCA = 13
    ULTIM = 3

    Sedan tidigare har vi koll på François Gabart som efter ett dygn nästan är i höjd med Lissabon. Snittfart 24h = 28.7 knop. Hade varit cool om han körde genom Volvo-fleeten :-)

    Mini Transat är också på havet. ledarbåtarna har precis rundat Cap Verde.

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  • François Gabart på G

    För en halvtimme sedan startade François Gabart & Macif sitt rekjordförsök runt jorden. Han har 49 dagar på sig…

    Följ honom här!

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  • GYC Yachtsmen of the Year

    Extremt glad och stolt efter att vi i går fick ta emot priset “Yachtsmen of the Year” på Göteborgs Yacht Clubs årsmöte.

    I motiveringen nämndes bland annat Fastnet, Silverrudder och och ett antal andra offshore- och shorthandedrace – så det var väl ett erkännande för hela vår satsning de 4-5 senaste åren. Superkul, och förhoppningsvis motiverande för andra “vanliga” seglare att satsa lite mer seriöst.

    Många riktigt duktiga seglare på listan nedan, och det kändes nästan lite pinsamt att ta emot ett pris med Pelle Pettersson och Max Salminen i publiken. Max blev medlem först i går, annars hade ju han snott bucklan med sitt VM-guld :-)

    Tack till alla i teamet och alla andra som har stöttat oss längs vägen.

    Nästa vecka sitter hela teamet ner för att initiera nästa fas i vår satsning. Stay tuned.

    All-round cup. Försäkringsaktiebolaget Fylgias Hederspris vid Göteborgsregattan 1923. Erövrad och skänkt till GYC av Arvid Schultz. GYC utdelar varje år Yachtman of the Year till den medlem eller besättning som under kalenderåret utfört en framstående prestation på kappseglingsbanan. Priset är ständigt vandrande!

    1966 Göran Andersson
    1969 Petterson/Schröder/Westerdahl
    1970 Wennerström/Christensson/Krook/Lybeck
    1971 Wennerström/Christensson
    1972 Petterson/Westerdahl
    1974 Guy Liljegren
    1975 Albrechtson/Hansson
    1976 Albrechtson/Hansson
    1977 Pelle Petterson
    1978 Bengt, Johan o Björn Palmquist
    1979 Bengt, Johan o Björn Palmquist
    1980 Team Amanda PG Gyllenhammar
    1981 R. Hesselroth/M. Carlander/G. Hansson/C. Nordin
    1983 Pelle Pettersson
    1984 Br. Carlberg
    1985 Krister Bergström
    1986 Pelle Pettersson
    1987 Krister Bergström
    1973 R Eliason, J Palmqvist, J Burnan
    1988 Krister Bergström
    1989 Krister Bergström
    1990 Mats Johansson
    1991 Krister Bergström
    1992 Per Petterson
    1993 Hans Wallén
    1994 Team Magnus Holmberg
    1995 H. Wallén/B. Lohse
    1999 Wallén/Barne/Augustsson
    2002 Team Panorama
    2003 Team Panorama
    2005 Team Idmyr
    2006 T. Torgersson/V. Zachrisson
    2007 Rasmus Myrgren
    2008 Anders Ekström
    2009 Team Björling
    2010 Johan Barne
    2011 Team Martin Pålsson
    2012 Rasmus Myrgren
    2013 Carl P Sylvan
    2014 Team Anna Kjellberg
    2015 Martin Strömberg
    2016 Team Anna
    2017 ”Blur” Peter Gustafsson

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  • Äntligen… The Hard Bastards Association

    Registreringen öppnar idag 17:00. 0 DAYS 04 HOURS 52 MINUTES 11 SECONDS

    Bara att hänga på låset? Så här.

    The experience of the Silverrudder Challenge will not leave you indifferent, but you will join an elite club – The Hard Bastards Association, and you’ll never see bridges in the same way. If you haven’t already you should add this challenge to your bucket list! #SSCSLVR

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  • Sweet… Ker 46+

    Jason Ker har ju visat att han kan rita snygga & snabba offshorebåtar. Varuna och Tonerre är ju två av mina favoriter, och “gamla” Ker 46 Tonerre de Glen vann just klassen på Middle Sea Race.

    Så vad sägs om den här skapelsen. Startpris USD 660k + allt annat man behöver för att driva ett projekt.

    LOA 13.7m
    Beam 4.4m
    Draft 3.3m
    Displacement 5,500kg
    Fuel Capacity 61 litres
    Engine Power 40 hp
    Builder McConaghy Boats
    Naval Architects Ker Yacht Design
    ISO Structural CAT.A
    ISO OSR CAT.1
    Sail Plan
    P 18.75m
    E 6.22m
    J 5.41m

    A lot has happened in the four years since we created the successful Ker46, of which four were built and raced successfully including class wins in the Sydney to Hobart race and many other race wins. Our continually improving optimisation technologies have been honed through various pro-jects and it was clear that the time had come to bring out a new design. Replacing the Ker46 as our semi-custom offering in the size range, the Ker46+ uses as its generational baseline the heavily researched Ker40+ that came out guns-blazing in 2015 winning class in the Around the Island race on its first race outing and comfortably winning the first ever ‘Fast 40’ regatta

    1.Shape and Concept

    The Ker 46+ is significantly lighter than the previous generation, but its powerful hull form ensures excellent upwind and reaching performance. The hull shape is the product of an extensive formal optimisation involving large volumes of RANS CFD data, leveraged through use of Neural Networks and proprietary optimisation techniques. The optimisation process for the 46+ benefits from real data and feedback from our recent projects.

    2.Structure

    Taking the structural optimisation to levels rarely seen outside of Americas Cup, the final lamination is the product of structural weight v stiffness optimisation, and the deflection of the shape under sailing loads is taken into account in the definition of the moulded shape. Construction is from pre-preg Carbon and carefully selected foams throughout; a large weight saving from the build method used on the infused Ker46 design.

    The keel and mast support structure follows our tried and tested approach, built in the autoclave on machined aluminium moulds for reliability and accuracy.

    3.Appendages

    An extensive keel shape optimisation has been carried out, achieving very significant section drag gains downwind without compromising upwind gains. These downwind gains have been used to increase the fin area, making the design easier to sail to its potential in variable conditions.

    During recent years we have evolved our approach to keel fin structures, retaining our extremely cautious approach while taking advantage of extensive FEA structural optimisation and IRC’s new freedom of keel fin material and processing selection to save considerable weight.

    The rudder design uses an optimal blend of high modulus, intermediate modulus and standard modulus carbon fibre types to maximise its strength and stiffness within its design constraints, and is solid carbon right through its thickness in way of the critical lower bearing position.

    4. Rig

    The rig aspect ratio is reduced compared to the previous 46, partly due to better sail depowering behaviour, reduced rig weight and better treatment by ORCi’s aero model. The bowsprit length has increased significantly and the bowsprit design has been optimised for weight, stiffness, wind-age and reliability of installation.

    5. Deck layout

    The ‘coachroof’ shape of the previous Ker 46 is retained, with its optimal jib sheeting arrangement on the apex of a long coachroof, however the jib tracks have been extended inboard to allow tighter sheeting angles. This arrangement allows for a more practical interior space for venturing offshore than the fully ‘flat deck’ arrangement that has become fashionable for inshore racing, but does so while actually saving weight through the incorporation of natural deck stiffeners into its shaping.

    6. Foredeck chanfer

    The New 46+ has a chamfer incorporated into the fordeck to improve aerodynamic efficiency and save weight.

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