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Eurocat 2011 – Cirrus R

Cirrus R... Hot ship.

The most aggressive looking cat platform has to be the Cirrus R. It might not be pretty but it seems to work very well. It would have the flattest bottom profile of any cat so far launched. Its advanced rocker profile is more pronounced forward than other designs so that should see it ride ‘bow up’ when pushed hard by the spinnaker.

When floating it seems to hardly be in the water at all. That job is left purely to the super high aspect foils. During the first day of racing Mischa was unfortunately pinged with a black flag so had to carry a lot o fpoints on the first day of Eurocat. Results will tell so we’ll know more about it this evening after the prize presentation.

For sure the top ten in the F18 fleet will be Hobie, Nacra, Cirrus and Darren Bundock on the C2. Still I think the Cirrus R wins in the design department… It looks like it means business.

About prosailing

In Southeast Asia a long time and all the while, sailing cats. But the cat love-affair began when I finished building my first catamaran at age 15... "never again". After building 2 more Formula 16 cats in Malaysia it's really 'never again'. Now we have a large fleet of high-tech speed machines including the Nacra 20 Carbon. Then we decided to spread our wings a little more and imported the Corsair Dash 750. Now we are well on the way to establishing a Coastal One Design Dash Class. As a test bed, we had 4 Dashes take part in the Neptune Regatta and now the plans are rolling out.


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