Mark Mills har ju koll på läget. Och det är ingen hemlighet att jag gillar hans designer.
För ett tag sedan skrev jag om MAT 13.40. Den blev inte av på grund av olika omständigheter (vi lever i en oförutsägbar tid), men det visade sig att en lite mindre version var intressant för fler.
Ryktet säger 3-4 sålda.
Här finns en bra artikel från bygget och när man testar ut däckslayouten för båt #1: Rocket in the Making.
|Draft with bulb keel
|Draft with fin keel
|Displacement with bulb keel
|Displacement with fin keel
M.A.T. 1220 Designer Comments
The MAT 1220 is our latest design for a new generation of IRC racers for MAT, emphasising versatility both in performance profile and configurations.
The premise for the boat is to produce a modern light design that is equally at home offshore as inshore, taking the rating-friendly features of the successful ‘French’ IRC design type and combine with slightly lighter displacement. This French style of IRC design combines features such as medium displacement, greater emphasis on bow overhang, fin keel of moderate draft, and a number of sail plan tweaks to arrive at a very competitive corrected time solution inshore over 12knots true, and offshore in most conditions. Because of this combination of these features it is inherently competitive reaching, and we have been working on improving the inshore character of the boat in sub-12 for better light airs windward leeward performance without giving up the ability to get on the step downwind at a reasonable wind speed. The base rating for the fin keel version with pinhead main is around 1.155, while with the fin keel and a squaretop it could go up to 1.190.
Building on the deck and styling of the MAT1070, the large cockpit offer an optimal platform for high level racing as open space for fun family sailing. The interior can be completed to a range of fitouts from stripped racing to offshore racing to family racer/cruiser. Working with engineer Steve Koopman of SDK Structures we have configured the boat to be as versatile as possible, with the socketed fin attachment allowing easy changes between the standard fin keel and a deeper bulb keel. The sail plan is built around the lower rated pinhead main, but for lighter air venues the squaretop main offers a useful increase in sail area. A twin rudder option is available for more offshore oriented campaigns, and multiple winch choices range from the base layout to a pedestal driven solution and a powered winch option. Because it is not an extreme typeform with a medium sized sail plan and reasonable displacement, stability and draft, we are also working on an ORC optimised configuration.