Length Overall: 12.18m
Max Beam: 4.20m
Designer: Owen Clarke Design LLP
Yard: Composite Creations
Measured to Class 40 rules March 2009, the class certificate not renewed since 2011. Additional watertight bulkhead installed results in five watertight compartments. This will make it easy to make the boat Cat 0 compliant.
4th Fastnet 2009 (as “Red”)
1st Watski Two Star/ Norway 2009 (as “Red”)
1st Round Skagen / Germany and Denmark 2010 (as “Red”)
8th Normandy Channel Race 2011 (as “Red”)
1st Polonez Cup 2015 / Solo (as “Rote 66”)
1st Polonez Cup 2016 / doublehanded (as “Rote 66”)
1st Twostar 2017 Transatlantic Race from Plymouth/GB to Newport/R.I doublehanded (as “Rote 66”)
In the Fastnet Race 2015 a near-sistership of “Rote 66” (“Dragon” (build by Composite Creations) Sail No. “USA 54”) finished 7th out of 22 starters).
IRC Rating 2009: TCC 1.297, TCC 2011: 1.279 TCC 2017: 1.252
ORC Club Rating 2012: GPH 508.8
Rote 66 is entitled to race in the Class 40 vintage category.
Mast: Z Spar two spreader mast, standard modulus carbon fibre, painted black for sun protection
Rigging: Navtec/BSI, side rigging nitronic rod, front and back is fibre
Furler (for Code 0 & Code 5): Facnor
Spinnaker Pole: carbon painted white, 400cm, (only bought to pole out a headsail in storm conditions and to have a spar at hand, if the mast should come down)
Retractable carbon bowsprit (2 Meters) with two water stays (outer one for spinnakers & code 5, the inner one for code 0).
Removable inner fibre forestay for Trinquette und storm jib with extra halyard
Two spi halyards 1:1, one masthead, one at a 9/10 position.
One 2:1 code 0/5 halyard (new in Sept. 2017)
Reef nappies on lazy jack system (lazy jacks new in Sept. 2017)
Vang attachments for bridle style vang
2:1 mainsail halyard (new in Sept. 2017)
Barberhauler with Antal rings new in Sept. 2017
All ropes supplied and mounted by Blew Stoub and Tonnerre Greement
All sails are from North Sails, France, (except the DCX Solent and the Mainsail)
Mainsail: Incidence, D4 double taffeta with 4 reefs. New in December 2017
2 x Solent:
Trinquette: Pentex 180LSP, 3 full battens, soft hanks. Condition good
Code Zero: 69.5 sqm, Mylar Norlon 3.2., furled, Condition satisfactory
Code Five: Maxilite 250, furling, Condition good
A4-Small Spi: Snuffer, Maxilite 150, white, 1,5 oz. Condition good
A2-Big Spi: Snuffer, 177.22sqm, Superkote 90/130 (at the luff), white, 0,9oz. Condition good
Trysail: orange (also usable as jib). Condition excellent
Storm jib: orange condition excellent
Mainsail boom cover, deck bag for Genoa/Solent and Trinquette
A breaker switchboard is fitted at chart table
Four Victron Energy Super Cycle AGM Batteries with 100Ah (20C) each. Installed September 2017. One Optima Red Top 50 Ah engine start battery (installed: 2016)
4 Solara solar panels mounted on Deck, 2 Watt Sunware Modules are mounted on the coachroof
Victron Energy Solar Charge Controller MPPT 75/15 with Bluetooth (programmable via Smartphone App)
One “Efoy Comfort 80” fuel cell with a nominal daily output of 80 Ah. (1650 running hours as of July 2016, (stack and methanol pump replaced in December 2016 which brought the cell in “as new” condition)
Radar/Plotter: Furuno 1724C, the Radar antenna (Type Furuno RSB 110) is gimballed, extra collision alarm buzzer connected. Two C-Map NT SD cards (2016/2017) for the Baltic, North Sea and Atlantic waters
Furuno RO 4800 VHF with integrated AIS receiver and AIS collision alarm
“Easy AIS” AIS transceiver with WiFi functionality and AIS collision / anchor alarm functionality
External Iridium Marine Antenna
IRIDIUM GO! Smartphone/Tablet compatible satellite phone device, connected to the external Iridium antenna
Wall mounted Nav Tablet PC Acer W700 with Win 8.1, connected to the AIS and NKE System via WiFi. Logitech trackball and bluetooth keyboard. Wall mounted “Sony Z4” Android Tablet (waterproof) connected via WiFi to the AIS Tranceiver.
Navigation lights: Tricolor Masthead LED light (BLUEWATER LIGHTS), LED Steamer light (BLUEWATER LIGHTS), LED Stern light (Lopo light), red/green LED bow light (Lopo light)
Three Gyropilot Graphic White (Two for System I and one for System II (Backup Autopilot))
One Multifunction box TL25 White
One NKE Wireless Remote Control for Gyropilot (new in Sept. 2017)
One Wind Sensor: “MASTHEAD UNIT 90-60-105” (new in 2013)
Twin electromagnetic speed sensors (mounted right and left in the aft)
NKE Topline Bus to USB/WiFi converter (new in 2016)
NKE automatic Speed sensor switch (new in 2015)
2* NKE fluxgate compasses (one of them is the advanced NKE regatta version, new in 2012)
2* NKE Gyropilot
2* NKE Reversible hydraulic (the second system, new in 2012, works as a backup), each system is connected to one rudder stock, a custom made switch can alternate the connection of both hydraulic rams to their designated NKE Gyropilot. In case of a ram failure it takes one switchover to get the spare ram connected to the main autopilot unit. The second unit works autonomously but has no speed through the water, wind or depth sensor.
NKE Firmware update for all units in 2013
Main Engine: Lombardini 1003 M with saildrive, 22.1 kW (30 HP), (750 hours as at December 2017)
Propeller: Gori two bladed folding propeller
One 12 V Alternator, nominal rating 80Ah, Sterling alternator regulator “AR12W - Pro Reg BW”, max. measured battery charge: 60 Amps.
Fuel System: 88 Litre Vetus diesel plastic tank (estimated range under engine 220nm (2l/h – 5 kn))
The interior arrangement consists of a central navigation station/galley island located centrally and concealing the engine housing. Two fixed berths/bench seats are fitted to port & starboard. One double and one single are fitted under the cockpit.
Nav Station is between central bulkhead and engine.
At the aft end of the engine enclosure there is a lightweight galley consisting of a gimballed JetBoil camping gas cooker with gas supply attached and a sink with a hand operated pump for freshwater.
Foam, as prescribed by Class 40 class rules, forms central seating and packing areas in the main cabin.
Windward stacking provided for by shelving between shroud and mast bulkheads and aft of water ballast tanks.
Jabsco manual head forward of the central bulkhead (pump new in 2013)
Freshwater plastictank 87 litres
Eberspächer Airtronic Diesel Heater (260 running hours as of Sept. 2015)
Compressor Fridge (in bench seat)
6 LED Lights red/white, each fully dimmable by hand gesture. 4 OSRAM Do-It LED battery powered lights.
3 Flowtech Performace Valves (Marelon) for Toilet freshwater in and blackwater out & sink greywater out
1 Whale manual bilge pump operable from the main cockpit
1 Whale manual bilge pump operable from below decks, with the ability to pump out from any section of the boat
Two seawater ballast tanks of 375 litres each are located port and starboard. Each tank is fitted with an inspection panel, a Whale Henderson watertight inspection hatch, a gate valve and a vent on deck.
Each side (two tanks) is filled and emptied by a “Sofo scoop” / venturi valve. Scoop operation is manual and from inside the cabin, next to the companionway hatch.
Cross over and dump valves are manually operated Valterra gate valves. Crossover piping is 6”, splitting into two 4” pipes.
Ballast pump is a “Rule 17A 3800” 12 Volt centrifugal pump + one spare pump of the same type