Bob – Farr 52

BOB, is a fully race ready Farr 52, stripped out with little in the way of creature comforts. ‘Bob’ has had a major refit to improve her competitiveness. In particular, a substantial bowsprit was added for the flying of a-sails and the masthead was changed to allow split backstays and a fathead mainsail. The hull is built from carbon fibre and epoxy, with low density ‘super-light’ balsa in high load areas and the rig is Hall Spar carbon. The deck layout is also ergonomically designed to allow easy movement of crew and sails, while the twin steering wheels provide enhanced visibility.
This is a boat that could be extremely competitive in class, the skipper is not only a very good racer but the boat is chartered so he is use to getting charter teams fully involved in the racing and quickly around the race course.

Specification

  • Length – 15.9M (16.9 with bowsprit)
  • Weight – 8800Kg (8.8 tonnes)
  • Draught – 3.4m, Keel – Steel fin, lead bulb
  • Rig – Hall Spar carbon with 2 pairs of swept spreaders
  • Rigging – Discontinuous Nitronic 50
  • Runners – Kevlar twin masthead runners
  • Boom – Carbon Hall Spar boom with hydraulic outhaul
  • Carbon Bowsprit
  • IRC Rating – 1.317
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Availability

  • Caribbean Spring 2018
    • RORC Caribbean 600
    • St Maarten Regatta
    • Antigua Sailing Week
    • Les Voiles de St Barths
  • UK Summer 2018
    • Round Britain and Ireland