all about the benjamins
This year’s Newport – Bermuda race was a great opportunity for the new Carkeek 40 Decision to go out and show what a modern lightweight 40ft racing yacht can achieve under IRC, and congratulations to the Murrays and their crew on winning their class, 5th overall and the prestigious Onion Patch Trophy.
Similar thinking has gone into the new Carkeek C 100, an ultra-lightweight yacht, designed to break existing records and challenge the likes of George David’s Rambler 100 and ICAP Leopard. She is lighter, yet stiffer than Rambler 100, with a higher SA/DISP both up and downwind. Using customised in-house VPP using CFD data combined with routing software using this year’s record breaking conditions, we estimate the Carkeek C 100 would have completed the Bermuda race in close to 24 hrs, at an average speed of 26 knots. It is estimated in perfect record conditions the C 100 is capable of +640 nautical miles in 24hrs at average speed in excess of 26.5knots! .