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Sunsail announces the launch of ‘Sunsail Racing

by Laura Hamlin, Sunsail 3 Aug 2010 15:12 BST 2 August 2010
The Sunsail F40 is a thoroughbred racer/cruiser © Sunsail

Sunsail announces the launch of ‘Sunsail Racing’
with a brand new fleet of Sunsail F40s in the UK

Sunsail are very proud to launch our brand new product, ‘Sunsail Racing’ which focuses on making yacht racing more accessible to both experienced and novice sailors. With this, Sunsail have developed a much improved racing calendar to incorporate not just the major UK and Overseas events, but also to improve the open events in the UK, which is where the home of Sunsail racing is.

With the UK being home to Sunsail Racing, we are also delighted to announce that for 2011 we will be replacing our existing matched fleet for 2011 with 42 brand NEW identical Sunsail F40s, further improving Sunsail’s Racing and Events fleet as well as our Schools, Charters and Flotillas in the UK. This new fleet will remain the largest matched fleet in the world.

Developed from the Beneteau First 40 and Drawn by Farr Yacht Design, the Sunsail F40 is a thoroughbred racer/cruiser, adaptable for both, to suit the sailors and crew needs. A proven performer the F40 has been designed and developed from the Beneteau First 40, which took first and second overall in the IRC Division of the 2009 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. In the same year it was awarded Crossover Boat of the Year Award by Sailing World Magazine.

Sunsail F40 at a glance

Crew: 12
Berths: 8
Cabins: 3
Heads: 1
LOA: 12.58m/41’3”
Beam: 3.89m/12’7”
Max. Draft: 1.9m/6’2”
Sail Area: 86.5m²/930ft²
Engine: 30kw/40hp
Headroom: 1.87m/6’1”
Saloon converts to double berth

These performance sailing yachts which are ideal for racing and cruising, are designed to bring you a higher quality sailing experience. With a three cabin, single head layout and large wheel, spacious open cockpit and large sail plan, the F40 is ideally suited to racing. The new yacht’s configuration offers a tremendous amount of comfort and space without compromising on performance. In addition to the standard specifications this outstanding yacht also comes with spinnaker, heating, chartplotter and autopilot.

What is Sunsail racing?

Competitive racing at its very best
The World’s largest matched fleet
Crew of up to 12 people per F40
Motivational team building events
Race packages for all major Open & Sunsail Regattas
Networking & incentives programmes
Exclusive Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club with fantastic location and facilities
Worldwide Events
Sunsail’s own class at major events

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