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Black Pearl wins Cape Rio 2017 on IRC handicap
The Carkeek designed IRC 47 Black Pearl is the handicap winner of the 2017 Cape to Rio Race. OCD made a considerable contribution to her success.
[ 17 JAN 2017 ]

Build commences on aluminium blue water expedition yacht
Construction has commenced at KM Yacht Builders in Holland on OCD 180, an aluminium blue water cruising yacht intended for high latitude expedition and charter at both poles.
[ 29 DEC 2016 ]

Two new Owen Clarke 5G production Class 40s to be racing in Europe next year
This is the new Owen Clarke Design5G Class 40 production racing yacht being built by Cape Racing Yachts in Cape Town, South Africa.
[ 12 SEP 2016 ]

New Class 40 mould construction well underway
Mould production is well underway with laying up for boat#1 due to commence first week of July for the new OC Class 40 racing yacht.
[ 20 JUN 2016 ]

Update on project OCD 180 – 66’ custom aluminium expedition yacht for high latitude cruising
Design and build update for new Owen Clarke designed custom blue water cruising yacht which will be used for high latitude expedition and adventure cruising. The design of the yacht is well advanced and an announcement of the well known aluminum yacht builder who whose tender won the yard selection process will be made shortly.
[ 01 JUN 2016 ]

New 5th generation Owen Clarke Class 40 commences build in South Africa
Briefed by a South African owner to develop a new custom design for Trans-Atlantic racing and European waters, Owen Clarke Design have this week sent the production hull lines for a new Class 40' to the newly established, Cape Racing Yachts of Cape Town.
[ 09 MAY 2016 ]

Superyacht Design Symposium and Awards
Owen Clarke designer Merfyn Owen attended this years Superyacht Design Conference both as a designer and for another year as one of the ShowBoats Design Awards judges, as well as chairing the naval architecture awards panel.
[ 21 FEB 2016 ]

Mike Hennessy's Class 40 'Dragon' during the 11th Hour Racing Atlantic Cup event in NewportClass 40 wins on PHRF and secures top prize for best overall performance in inaugural SORC Miami-Havana Race.
Owen Clarke designed, American built Longbow thrashes it out against Dragon, another US owned, OCD 40' that eventually wins a special victory on the water and on corrected time.
[ 18 FEB 2016 ]

New Farr Yacht Design brokerage listings
New brokerage listings and continued sales success proves that the OC Performance Brokerage has become a vital resource for international clients seeking to buy and sell racing yachts and performance cruising yachts.
[ 14 NOV 2015 ]

Merfyn Owen's Skycatcher Greenland climbing/sailing expeditionNew custom expedition yacht for high latitude cruising
Owen Clarke Design are very pleased indeed to announce that we have been contracted to design a custom aluminium ocean going blue water charter yacht for high latitude expedition cruising by an experienced sailor who has already over-wintered above the Arctic Circle.
[ 25 SEP 2015 ]

Superyacht Design - The ORC Superyacht Rule
RORC have introduced a new superyacht rule ORCsy which is being taken up by a number of the big boat regatta organisers. In an article published in Superyacht Design magazine Merfyn Owen joins Ed Dubois, Philippe Briand and others in discussing their take on performance analysis and this new rating rule.
[ 08 SEP 2015 ]

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Class 40, Longbow # 143, first sailing photos from Newport USA
Longbow # 143 - the 'cat' is out of the bag. Among a list of innovative design features in Owen Clarke design's latest racing yacht - she's the first Class 40 to be masthead rigged.
[ 06 SEP 2015 ]

Longbow # 143 - the newest Owen Clarke Class 40 leaves the yard
Project manager Matt Baldwin and builders Carbon Ocean have done great work. Longbow # 143, a very special Owen Clarke designed 40' is now on the eve of launching at Newport Shipyard, Rhode Island, USA.
[ 26 AUG 2015 ]

Famous Owen Clarke Open 50 returns to race in the UK with new British owner
Owen Clarke Design’s record breaking Open 50 Truth started her journey back to the UK today from California, the first stage being aboard a flat bed truck across the US to the port of Brunswick, Georgia.
[ 30 JUL 2015 ]

Kilcullen Voyager in first competative outing
Reviving a famous rivalry between the Royal Galway and Royal Cork Yacht Clubs; the 2015 Galway Plate was a brilliant race between two IMOCA 60s. Kilcullen Voyager, skippered by Enda O’Coineen faced off with Alex Thomson’s Hugo Boss in Cork Harbour.
[ 21 JUL 2015 ]

One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton take 4th in the Barcelona World Race
Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa crossed the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel at 21.12 UTC on Wednesday, April 8th. The Barcelona based duo returned to their home port in fourth place - both sailors completing their first circumnavigation, non-stop, having covered the 23,321-mile theoretical course in 98 days, 9 hours.
[ 09 APR 2015 ]

ex Kingfisher playing loose and fast
She may be a venerable old girl now but the old Kingfisher still has it in her, making close to a 440 mile day in the Barcelona World Race.
[ 23 FEB 2015 ]

New Class 40 for 2015 from Owen Clarke Design
The all new Owen Clarke Design (OCD) Class 40 is for a new owner in the United States. She is a fully custom (although built in female production tooling) Class 40, now under construction at Carbon Ocean Yachts (COY) in Bristol, Rhode Island.
[ 18 DEC 2014 ]

©Nic ComptonPlay Misty for me
Stephen Cards latest foray into yachting is a slight departure from his more well known association with the Class 40's. Here we give an insight into the development of a new rig for the 1962, David Cheverton design RORC racing yacht Misty.
[ 10 DEC 2014 ]

Pierre Brasseur (Matouba) finishes Route du Rhum
Pierre Brasseur (Matouba) finished sixth (fifth after Jury decision) across the finish line at 03:27:44 hrs UTC Thursday morning. The skipper of the 2009 Owen-Clarke design took 17d14h27m44s to sail the 3542 miles from Saint Malo to Pointe a Pitre of the Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe.
[ 21 NOV 2014 ]

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