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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 ]

Route du Rhum – Fiery and windy first few days
Going into day four of the Route du Rhum, Pierre Brasseur in his 2009 generation Owen Clarke Class 40, Matouba, has continued his climb up the fleet this morning and is currently in a strong 6th place.
[ 05 NOV 2014 ]

Copyright www.billyblack.comLongbow - Custom Class 40 Open 2014 - Born in the USA
Carbon Ocean Yachts, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA have started to build Longbow, a new Owen Clarke Design Class 40 for an American owner. The design team includes Clay Oliver, engineering by PURE and weather modelling data from Chris Bedford.
[ 16 SEP 2014 ]

Cape Fling performance analysis and winning Class 0 Cowes Week 2014
Merf Owen's had nine days out of the office crewing on the Reichel Pugh designed racing sailboat, Cape Fling, winner of Class 0 at Cowes week. "Every day has been an awesome learning experience as a sailor and a designer. You can't just sail your own rides if you want to keep learning."
[ 10 AUG 2014 ]

Lifting keel shallow performance cruising yacht – progress update
Owen Clarke’s 12m lifting keel shallow draft performance cruising yacht being built in Chile is coming along nicely. Meanwhile lead designer Allen Clarke in co-operation with the client and design staff at the shipyard are completing the design of a significantly different coachroof and deck layout to that which we previously published.
[ 15 JUL 2014 ]

Re-birthing the Dragon – keeping an older generation 40 current
By now most people in the Class 40 community will have seen the video of Dragon hitting the rocks off Beaver Tail during the inshore racing of the Atlantic Cup. Heart breaking for owner Mike Hennessy who describes in this article the preparation that went into the boat over the winter.
[ 25 MAY 2014 ]

Owen Clarke Class 40 finishes second at Trophée Guyader ahead of strong competition
Amateur/Corinthian Class 40 skipper mixes it up with the pros, on the podium of the Trophée Guyader Twelve Class 40’s turned up for racing last week and over the long holiday weekend to contest the Trophée Guyader, in Douarnenez, which will be the site of the Class 40 Worlds later in the season.
[ 07 MAY 2014 ]

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