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    Posted: 01 Oct 14 at 9:58am
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Shamelessly nicked from SA, but nice looking boat.  Very similar design concept to the Ico i guess in a modern 2 person hiker without a kite.  Could be some competition from over the pond Mike?
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looks quite nice... but I'd probably want the colour scheme toned down in reality.
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Yes - We spoke with Steve Perry of Zim many months ago and I was shown the spec and some images then.  We did discuss the possibility of them taking Icon as an 'off the shelf' design at the time but the Zim 15 was obviously fairly well advanced by then.  There are concept parallels of course hence Steves interest when he visited during the Dinghy Show.   Their spec at that time was an 'all encompassing one' including the potential to carry a spinnaker etc as well. 

Anyway Rondar are also very active in the US already building the 'Club 420' and Firefly  for that market with growing success (they also have production facilities there as well as in the UK now).  Their involvement with Icon now is to produce a derivative suited to this common generic market - so 'ruggedised', higher boom, 2-piece mast .. and the potential to carry asymetric (and trapeze - so echoes of the NS/MG14 family).  It can be offered in 2 and 3 sail forms and at lower cost  than our current 2 sail version here.  The spin-off for us is that we will also get our hulls from January built strictly to our (lower) weight and durability specifications and with our regular rig.   The Rondar Icon new version will be offered here by both Cirrus and Rondar (plus others/agents) but built for the UK to our standard weight and 2-sail specification, and all at a very commercially attractive price  - (and I guess still with our rather 'plain' sails - except for match racing  !)  
 
The Vanguard 15 is now out of production for the US I believe, hence Zim and Rondars current focus.  Guess there really is a market for this sort of boat  .... Wink  

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and GRF would want a kite on it.......
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Originally posted by jeffers

and GRF would want a kite on it.......

My thought exactly.  Bet he's scouring the web even now looking to import a Zim with an asymmetric, trapeze and bandit PY.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Oct 14 at 12:32pm
Even I wouldn't want that pink jib.
the same, but different...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote kneewrecker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Oct 14 at 12:35pm
Originally posted by Medway Maniac

Originally posted by jeffers

and GRF would want a kite on it.......

My thought exactly.  Bet he's scouring the web even now looking to import a Zim with an asymmetric, trapeze and bandit PY.

... and with this one he could pop it above the line as part of his sports distribution business.   Wink
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We have a laugh on here, don't we?
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usually...  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Oct 14 at 1:12pm
Is it just me or does that start line look really short?

Or is that deliberate for team sailing or something?

Did I read collegiate whilst scouring the internet preparing to bring containers of them in?
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