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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 ]

Jaz Marine, significant price reduction for the Owen Clarke 4th generation Class 40
As a result of recent exchange rate changes Class 40 builders Jaz Marine South Africa are offering significant reductions on the price of their 'kit boat' and 'complete build' 4th generation Owen Clarke Class 40s.
[ 11 FEB 2013 ]

Breaking records and breaking keels – Owen Clarke Vendée Globe round-up
Last week Mike Golding and Dominique Wavre both finished their Vendee Globes in sixth and seventh places respectively. These two remarkable skippers of Owen Clarke designed Open 60s Gamesa and Mirabaud have wrapped up a record three Vendee Globe finishes each, the only two skippers to have ever done so.
[ 11 FEB 2013 ]

Viewing Spirit of Adventure in February
Merfyn Owen sailing the custom performance cruising yacht Spirit of Adventure from Durban to Cape Town Merfyn was one of the design team who developed this special cruising sailboat and is engaged actively in brokering the sale of her
[ 12 JAN 2013 ]

Owen Clarke 60's round Cape Horn - Golding's record intact.
All three Owen Clarke 60's round Cape Horn and Golding retains Cape to Cape record with under seven thiousand miles to the finish line, a little over two Trans Atlantic races.
[ 11 JAN 2013 ]

Golding feared close to dismasting again in the Vendee Globe
Life can change so quickly in the south, bringing back memories of a dismasting while in the lead in the 2008 Vendee Globe. In the early hours of Sunday morning while furling the Code 0, a squall took the wind from 18 to 35 kts and at the same time the furling line failed under the load
[ 16 DEC 2012 ]

Acciona 100% Eco-Powered breaks rudder but continues to race in the Vendee Globe
Javier Sanso gybed his Owen Clarke-Clay Oliver designed Open 60 onto port today for the first time since reporting an impact and running over something three days ago. As a result he was able to observe that the lower portion of his port rudder had taken an impact and broken off.
[ 12 DEC 2012 ]

Acciona Atlantic comeback in the Vendee Globe
Javier 'Bubi' Sanso (Acciona 100% EcoPowered) has scorched down the North Atlantic and through the Doldrums as if they were a myth and how has the top of the fleet in his sights. He has made up 350 miles in the last two days after being more than 700 miles off the lead.
[ 23 NOV 2012 ]

Advances in design of performance cruising yachts
The 2012 Superyacht Design Symposium was held in Miami recently. Merfyn Owen was invited on behalf of Owen Clarke Design to present at a forum dealing with the trickledown of racing boat technology to the superyacht sector.
[ 16 NOV 2012 ]

Three OCD Open 60s start the Vendee Globe
Three IMOCA Open 60's designed by UK designers Owen Clarke Design started from the Les Sables d'Olonnes this weekend on the Sodebo Vendee Globe three month 25,000 mile global marathon.
[ 15 NOV 2012 ]

Owen Clarke Design announce their first mid-size IRC racing yacht design
High performance yacht designers Owen Clarke Design have designed their first mid-size IRC racing sailboat to race against the Ker 40. Developed for racing in events such as the RORC Fastnet Race, the intention is for the yacht to be a 'Kingfisher moment'. a new and winning concept for its owners and designers.
[ 06 OCT 2012 ]

Vendee Record
Owen Clarke's IMOCA 60 designs and their sailors' performance in solo events have been consistent. Together they've won the IMOCA 60 Class in the Route du Rhum and twice in the Transat Anglais (OSTAR). In the 2008 Vendee Globe, Mike Golding (Ecover 3) was leading before he was dismasted south of Australia.
[ 05 OCT 2012 ]

Class40 2013 schedule finalised
In an announcement this week the Class 40 Association has committed to the next three Transat Jacques Vabres, as well as the the Atlantic Cup in North America and six other crewed and double-handed events in 2013.
[ 24 AUG 2012 ]

Alex Mehran and Truth demolish Transpac record
US sailor Alex Mehran crossed the line early Monday morning on his Owen Clarke designed Open 50 Truth to set a new solo Transpac record. His passage time of 8d 12h and 21m demolished sixteen year old record held by the Open 60 Wild Thing by nearly two and a half days.
[ 10 JUL 2012 ]

OCD featured in Superyacht Design magazine
The summer issue of SuperyachtDesign Q11 delivers new and fresh design ideas from some of the best design studios around the world, including a special concept article on the OCD 130 'convertible' cruising superyacht
[ 20 JUN 2012 ]


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