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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 ]

Construction commences on 40' high latitudes expedition yacht
With the design work well underway a new lifting keel Class 40 derivative for high latitudes cruising commences construction at Alwoplast SA Chile for an experienced sailor and boatyard owner.
[ 24 DEC 2013 ]

Mike Gascoyne and Brian Thompson completed a big repair on their mainsail during the race. Moisture, salt and modern sail materials make lasting repairs dfficult - you need to have the right kit aboard.TJV 2013 wrap up including complete fleet damage assessment and retirement list
This years TJV had the lowest number of IMOCA 60 entries for fourteen years, however the Class 40 entry number remained very strong at twenty five boats. Racing was fast and furious, in this article designer Merfyn owner discusses the attrition rate and damage sustained by the current fleet.
[ 12 DEC 2013 ]

Anglo-Franco Class 40 is a leading boat in first leg of the TJV
There’s been some ‘entente cordiale’ playing out at the start of the TJV with one of the oldest boats in the race, the British designed and built Class 40 Matouba, sailed by two French sailors trading places at the top end of this highly competitive fleet.
[ 09 NOV 2013 ]

OCD commence design of IRC 36 to compliment the IRC 401
Owen Clarke design have commenced the deisgn of an inshore/offshore IRC 36 to compliment their offshore/inshore IRC401.
[ 05 NOV 2013 ]

Rob Windsor - Owen Clarke Design's 'go to' man in North America
For those of you who don’t know, haven’t met him, this is Rob Windsor. Rob is Owen Clarke Design’s agent in North America. However, he’s currently shirking this part time duty as he’s about to set off as co-skipper of the Class 40 11th Hour Racing in the Transat Jacques Vabres.
[ 31 OCT 2013 ]

OCD Class 40 skipper aiming for TJV podium again
Et aller les gars !.........OCD's first French campaigned yacht in the Transat Jacques Vabres. With just one week to go before the start of the 2014 Transat Jacques Vabres all but a few of the entries have no arrived and are locked in at the Paul Vatine dock in Le Havre ready for the start next Sunday.
[ 27 OCT 2013 ]

IMOCA Open 60’s – how are the old boats going to compare with the new?
Since last weeks’ IMOCA meeting considerably more information is available on how 60s designed to the new rule will be different and might compare to existing designs. The rule changes are preliminary until published and are to be subject to a further meeting in December.
[ 27 OCT 2013 ]

Owen Clarke trimaran success at Nationals
The trimaran Spirit snatched second place in the Australian Multihull National titles. This Owen Clarke 40’ tri built In the UK in the early 90’s and formerly owned by IMOCA 60 skipper Mike Golding bested a number of more recent designs including an all carbon Farrier designed tri with a canting rig.
[ 19 OCT 2013 ]

International crews for the latest Owen Clarke 40s in the Transat Jacques Vabres
Two third generation Owen Clarke Class 40s launched towards the end of 2009 have recently undergone a good deal of updating by OCD and their teams in time for this years Transat Jacques Vabres
[ 25 SEP 2013 ]

The latest in a line of Owen Clarke Design’s superyacht concepts revealed at the Monaco Show
In time for the Monaco Boatshow Owen Clarke have revealed their latest superyacht design. She is a blue water cruiser created as a cruiser racer ready for regattas in the Med and for trans oceanic passage making.
[ 23 SEP 2013 ]

Oceanfoil signs up with Owen Clarke Design and UCL to continue development of aerofoil technology
Oceanfoil announce a partnership with consultant naval architects Owen Clarke Design for the ongoing design and engineering of solid wingsails for use on merchant shipping.
[ 02 SEP 2013 ]

Angels Share 130 wins her class both days at Newport Superyacht Bucket
Angels Share 130 finished first in class both days of the Newport Superyacht Bucket and second overall. This is the boat's best racing performance and comes after changes were made to her deck layout and sailplan by Owen Clarke Design for the 2011 season.
[ 26 AUG 2013 ]

Atlantic Cup Leg 2
The second leg of the Atlantic Cup set sail at 2:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 19th from New York Harbour to Newport
[ 22 MAY 2013 ]

Atlantic cup update Leg 1 Charleston-NYC Finish
Only four hours separated the fleet of Class 40's finishing the first leg of the Atlantic Cup sailing into New York on Tuesday evening.
[ 15 MAY 2013 ]

First 24 hours of the Atlantic Cup
After the first twenty four hours of the Atlantic Cup, Owen Clarke Designs No.54 Dragon and No.90 40 Degrees are one and two respectively, leading the fleet of seven Class 40s to New York.
[ 12 MAY 2013 ]

Antigua Race Week
OCD's Merfyn Owen has been seen out of the office in the last week, getting some sailing in and racing on Adrian Lower's Swan 44, Selene, at Antigua Sailing Week.
[ 03 MAY 2013 ]

RORC Caribbean 600 victory for 40 Degrees and a demolished Class 40 record
Fifth running of the RORC Caribbean 600 sees victory and a new record for the Owen Clarke designed, Jaz Marine built, 40 Degrees in the six boat Class 40 fleet.
[ 21 FEB 2013 ]


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