Friday, 4 January 2019

Happy New year

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

X-Yachts magazine article

Jochem Visser is one of those rare professionals who not only competes at the highest level, but can also communicate and share their skills with amateur crews.


The Dutch sailor is a talented helmsman, tactician and navigator, and has won three world championships and nearly 50 national titles. He has sailed to victory in all the major events on the big boat circuit, including the Admiral’s Cup, Rolex Sydney-Hobart, Fastnet, Newport Bermuda, and Copa del Rey.However, it is his skills in boat optimisation, campaign management and coaching which make him so sought after by teams who want to gain an edge in both onedesign and handicap racing, and he has specialised in X-Yachts for over 25 years.

Read the rest of the X-yachts magazine article here

Saturday, 10 November 2018

The world of monohull sailing will never be the same.......

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Sail GP sail simulator

The future of things to come in sailing. After Team New Zealand's great success using a simulator in their design stages, a simulator is now seen as an expert design and training tool.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Cool Runnings, what it feels, looks and sounds like @ 33 kts



Good impression of what it looks, feels and sounds like onboard Cool Runnings at higher speeds.

Note: Keep an eye on the ferry going along on the left............

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Cool Runnings Open 7.50 / HP30 FOR SALE

FOR SALE
Open 7.50 / HP30 “Cool Runnings” DEN 004
Hull nr. 004 build by JPS productions
Sales Contact: jochem@boatspeed.info 
Price: EURO  39000,-  or GPB 34.000,-(incl. VAT)


Description

Very well maintained Open 7.50 with excellent race track record and comprehensive inventory of sails and extra’s. She comes with a road trailer with storage for equipment and sails. She sports the latest set of North Sails from April 2017 which have only been used for 5 days.

This boat had several extensive refits with the last one completed in 2016 which included a full re-spray and high finish of hull and foils. This Open 7.50 has had an exceptional track record winning trophies in events like Spi Ouest, Tour Belle Ile and twice winner of the infamous Cento Miglia. She also turned eyes in the new UK HP30 class not only winning races but also showing her pedigree as the smallest boat taking line honours in the class consistently.

She is a true thoroughbred and the current owner’s attitude towards excellence is clearly displayed in her finish with remarkable detailing. She has the latest type of EVA foam based non-skid in the cockpit and is very well maintained throughout.
Footage of her in action on the following links:


Inventory
Equipment:
  • Mecanorem trailer with storage boxes (x2) and sail storage tubes(x2), Custom hull cradles and equipped with all the legal requirements for towing her including a revolving warning light. Trailer has been well maintained with new tyres 2012, new brakes, brake cables, tow hitch and wheel  bearings in 2016.
  • Comprehensive  cover (2012) which can be used during transport as well.
  • Tack Tick Racemaster with Boatspeed & Compass  heading. Includes deck mounted solar charging panel.
  • New Harken winches (2015) and 2x winchhandle.
  • Rudder transport covers.
  • New rudder bearings and pins 2017.
  • Extensive set of spares and spare running rigging.
  • Spinlock tiller extension.
  • Onboard waterproof toolbox with handtools and  race spares.
  • Aluminium keel lift serviced 2017 with dedicated storage on trailer.
  • Spare sail battens.
  • Gennaker drop bag for cockpit with fastenings.
  • Loose Rigging tension gauge.
  • 2016 ORC rating certificate and 2017 IRC rating certificate.
  • Open 7.50 Class compliance certificate
Safety equipment:
  • Anchor with chain and line in waterproof bag.
  • Bucket and bailer.
  • Paddle with adjustable handle.
  • Hand bilge-pump.
  • 4x red Handflares.
  • Safety mirror .
  • First Aid set.
  • Safety knife.
  • Foghorn.
  • 5x Spinlock Zero Buoyancy aids (2013)
Sails:
Sail
Brand
Year
Condition (1-10)
Mainsail
North 3DI Raw
2017
10
Genoa Medium
North 3DL
2017
10
Genoa Heavy
North panel
2017
10
Gennaker AP
North Superkote
2017
10
Code 0 / A5
Incidence Panel
2013
9
Genoa Medium
North 3DL
2015
9
Gennaker AP
North Superkote
2015
8
Gennaker AP
North Superkote
2012
7
Mainsail
Incidence
2013
8
Genoa Medium 
Incidence
2013
7
Genoa Heavy
Incidence
2013
8
Mainsail 
Incidence
2009
5
Genoa Medium
Incidence
2009
5
Genoa Heavy
Incidence
2009
5
Various other training sails (+/- 14 sails)
Incidence, Epsilon, North, Le Bihan, Technic Voile, Daoulas
2000-2008
unknown

Monday, 29 January 2018

CFD v Reality

CFD image courtesy of Mario Caponnetta