Sydafrikanerna tar fram en och annan fräsch båt. Bland annat Pacer 376 (aka Dehler 38cr). Också Aerodyne var ganska coola (någon som vet vad som har hänt sedan det blev finskt?). Vad G-Force Yachts vill med X-treme 37 hörs ju nästan på namnet?
Visst ser den ut som en stor Mumm 30? Sportigt att ta den på ett race på 3.500 distans (se nedan),
One of yachting’s greatest challenges, The South Atlantic Race (formerly the Cape-to-Rio) kicked of at the 4th of January 2006. In past years the event has been from Cape Town between Rio de Janeiro as well as Punta del Esta, Uruguay, but in the true spirit of exploration and adventure, a new destination had been chosen for the 11th race for the South Atlantic Trophy: Salvador the Bahia, Brazil.
With 15 yachts in the IRC fleet, “Windsong”, the G-Force X-Treme 37, sailed from Cape Town to Salvador the Bahia, covering 3.423 nm in 16 days, 2 hours, 46 minutes and 36 seconds with an average speed of 8.80 kts and a maximum surfing speed measured of 26.70 kts!
Results: Winner of the South Atlantic Trophy, taking line honours and 1st place in the IRC ranking.
Rules in ocean racing seems to change. The G-Force X-Treme 37 proved that old sayings like “Line honours are for the rich and handicap is for the poor” are history, beating yachts much bigger in size!
The G-Force X-Treme 37: Used by the South African America’s Cup outfit Shosholoza and the winner of the Heineken Cape to Bahia 2006. Do we need to say more…?
11.30 x 3.48 x 2.64 m x 3.550 kg
I = 14.70, J = 4.20, P = 15.15, E = 5.38 m
ISP = 16.90, SPL = 5.20 m
Mainsail 51.68 m²
Light #1 Jib 34.10 m²
Heavy #1 Jib 33.80 m²
#2 Jib 26.90 m²
Storm Jib 11.30 m²
MH Code 0 63.80 m²
MH Runner 2S Area = 141.4 SPA = 128.6 m²
MH Reacher 3S Area = 124.4 m²
G-Force Yachts introduces the G-Force X-Treme 37 – a super fast, carbon fibre, hi-tech racing yacht especially designed for high performance racing. This 37-foot, one-design, racing yacht has an IRC rating that makes it super-competitive in any international fleet. Amongst the first production boats of its kind, this extraordinary performer is built using technology previously only used for one-off custom boats. This ground breaking methodology results in a powerful, super-fast, one design race yacht, with uncompromising up and downwind capabilities.
The yacht is designed for maximum thrills and excitement while remaining simple to sail, in both inshore and ocean racing events. With a carbon interior, carbon spars and without running backstays, this boat is at the cutting edge of performance racing!
Although only 37 feet in length, weighing only 3550 kilograms and with a ballast ratio of close to 60%, this racing yacht holds her own against the best. Being smaller in size, the yacht is both economical and affordable, yet is proven to be on the winner’s podium at all the International racing events, be it in round-the-bouys or ocean racing.
The G-Force X-Treme 37 was built for speed and simplicity. She is built entirely in carbon and is considered to be one of the most technically advanced production boats ever built. All conform the latest technical specifications and standard features of a modern high-tech production boat.
Designed by the world-famous yacht-design partnership of John Reichel and Jim Pugh, the G-Force X-Treme 37 has been designed to the most exacting standards to be powerful and fast both upwind and downwind.
Brief to the Reichel-Pugh design team was that the yacht be not only robust and long lasting, but also really simple to sail. Hence, the yacht is totally uncompromising in terms of fun, thrills and excitement. This 37-foot Production Fixed Keel Racer, 37, is built entirely in carbon, including the mast, boom and spinnaker pole and even the interior, while state-of-the-art specifications have demanded that only the highest quality and most exotic materials available have been used throughout.
With close to a 60% ballast ratio, the yacht will surf at speeds in excess of 25 knots. There are no running back stays and no overlapping headsails. The deck layout is standardised and streamlined to a degree of such supreme simplicity that it will be an absolute pleasure to step aboard and cast off. The design also allows for easy interior layout conversion for either day sailing or ocean races.
The result is a very powerful, super-fast racing yacht, downwind and upwind – ideal for both inshore and trans-ocean racing events.
With an IRC rating of 1.175, this racing yacht competes at the highest level in International IRC regattas.