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We are dedicated sailors, intent on bringing the many aspects of the sport to as many people as possible.
Our role is one of Bookings Management. We are here to serve both the Charter Client and the Yacht Owner. The Charter Client does not pay – the Yacht Owner does.
Why are we important?: We are administration orientated and consequently can respond to your enquiry with speed and efficiency. Owners are frequently involved in racing, travelling and boat maintenance. Their administration time is not only limited, but they are frequently away from their desks which is where they need to be to handle enquiries. Our Management Service ensures that you are responded to quickly and efficiently thereby maximising your chance of securing the booking you require.
Our owners acknowledge this and are happy to pay for our services.
Currently we provide this service for five pedigree yachts with proven track records. We are always looking for new exciting race yachts to get involved with.
Volvo 70 – Green Dragon
Green Dragon was specifically built as the Irish entry in the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race, in which she finished 5th. In 2012 she took line honours in the Round Ireland Race.
The Volvo 70 is the former class of racing yachts designed for the Volvo Ocean Race. It was first used in the 2005–06 race (replacing the Volvo 60 yachts which were first used in 1993) and uses sliding daggerboards and a canting keel which is capable of canting transversely up to an angle of 40 degrees.
The Volvo 70 is not a singular yacht design but rather a set of design rules to which competing boats must adhere. This is similar to the concept to the design and construction rules that define a racing car. She races at her best with a crew of 16 (including professional skipper and mate), and is available for Whole Boat Skippered Charter for minimum crews of 8, and maximum crews of 14. Additional crew can be added by the Charter Client at their discretion.
Volvo 60 – Challenger
Challenger is a modified Volvo 60 and was built in 1997 for the America’s Challenge team for the Whitbread Round the World Race. Check out her programme below.
The boat was designed by Alan Andrews and built by Eric Goetz- the design was a close copy of ‘Yamaha’ which had won the previous edition of the race in 1993.
With only approximately 12,000 Nm under her keel since new, she is in exceptional condition for a boat of her age. For 2016 she has a new mainsail, new staysail, new Code 0, new A3, and all new safety gear. Below decks she has all new canvas work, new bunks, navigation equipment and is finished to a very high standard. The deck and hull branding is new for the 2016 season.
She is coded to MCA Cat 0, and performs at her best with 16 crew, including 1 or 2 company representatives.
Grand Soleil 43 – Azzurra
Azzurra is a fully race prepared Grand Soleil 43 for all the top Mediterranean regattas and offshore races. She has a carbon boom, and carbon spinnaker pole. She also benefits from a redesigned racing keel featuring a fully faired stainless steel fin and cast iron bulb, and a redesigned carbon rudder. Both giving the boat extra performance for no rating penalty.
Azzurra is the 2014 Grand Soleil Cup Champion. She sports a suit of carbon and kevlar racing sails, S1 and S4 symmetrical spinnakers and a furling code zero. For 2017 she will have a brand new S4 kite and J3 Kevlar Jib.
She races best with a crew of 11 including the skipper and mate.
Grand Soleil 343 – Volare
Volare will be making her debut into the Caribbean racing calendar in 2018 and is keen to build a client following. She will be offering berths for the Valentines Regatta at US$295 / berth and Antigua Sailing Week at US$995 / berth. These are very competitive prices!
Volare has been named from the Italian verb “to fly” and it is easy to understand why! She is a fully race prepared example of the Grand Soleil 343 in outstanding condition.
This Grand Soleil was designed by Alain Jezequel. Great attention has been paid to the ergonomics onboard, as well as the use of the best deck equipment, thus generating extraordinary ease of steering and handling in any wind or sea state.
She sports a Sanders Vetron fully battened main; a North Sails 97% blade and a North Sails A2 which is flown from a carbon bowsprit.
Volare is available for Single Berth and Whole Yacht Charter. To book this yacht for charter please Email us for availability and Whole Yacht Charter price.
Stimson 42 – Palpatine
Palpatine is a Stimson IRC42, and one of only 2 Stimson 42’s in the world. The designer Christian Stimson (of Reflex 38′ fame) was briefed to design a performance cruiser racer suitable for charter guests. In fact he went more down the racer route and certainly built in the performance factor. This is not a yacht for the faint hearted!
With twin wheels, large open cockpit, large bulb keel and a steady replacement programme for her wardrobe of sails Palpatine certainly flies. She carries both asymmetric and symmetric spinnakers and when the asymmetric prod is fitted she becomes 45’ LOA. She races in the UK in the summer, then crosses the Atlantic for the Caribbean race season, before again racing Trans Atlantic back to the UK.
All running rigging is high grade Dynema (2014/15). Standing rigging was all replaced in 2014. She races at her best with a crew of 12 including 2 company representatives.