Manufacturer Provided Description
Design 444, the DK Farr 52 One Design, follows the trend set by the very successful Farr 40 OD, a thoroughly fast boat for its size and a proven threat under both IMS and IRC rating systems. The Farr 52 OD is a moderate to light displacement (DLR 96), powerful boat with a low center of gravity, a generous sail plan and up to the minute appendage design - all the ingredients necessary for some stimulating action on the water. For example, with the masthead spinnaker option, the Farr 52 OD is faster downwind than the current ILC Maxi World Champion in winds under 5 knots and over 20 knots, and faster downwind than the CML 60 in all wind strengths. The all-carbon hull construction, combined with a cast steel keel fin, lead bulb and minimal internal ballast (just enough to allow tuning the total weight to the One Design limit), generates a 54% ballast ratio for high stability and scintillating upwind speed. The hull shape is long and lean and benefits from the results of extensive research and testing in support of IACC and Volvo Ocean 60 designs. The rig, with swept spreaders, short-footed headsail and no running backstays, has proven its place on the racing scene in terms of its simplicity, economy and performance versus rating. Great care is taken in deriving the tube stiffness that will make tuning the rig a simple task. A large, racing cockpit with twin wheels and pedestals for both the main and primary winches offers the crew a wide-open yet tidy workplace. Accommodation below is minimal, consistent with requirements for longer distance offshore events.
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