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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 ]

Atlantic Cup - wrap up summary
In the 2011 Atlantic Cup OCD boats Cutlass and Dragon finished first and second This years race promised and proved to be far more challenging Third overall in the inshore regattas equating to a sixth place in the whole event owner Mike Hennessy reports
[ 01 JUN 2012 ]

Fifteen Class 40’s and international field racing in the second Atlantic Cup
The Atlantic Cup 2012 race kicks off in Charleston, South Carolina May 11th. From Charleston teams will race double-handed to New York City, then Newport RI, before finishing with a fully crewed inshore regatta.
[ 26 APR 2012 ]

Image Coming SoonAcciona Open 60 preparing for the Vendee Globe
Merf Owen of designers Owen Clarke Design (OCD) has been sailing the Xavier Sanso Open 60 Acciona 100% Eco Powered with the project team and the sailmakers from Incidences since last week in Palma
[ 17 APR 2012 ]

Changing the Gamesa Part 3
In the third and final part of a series of three articles Merfyn Owen of Owen Clarke Design and Phil Annis of Future Fibres discuss the choices involved and the detailed design of the new triple spreader rig fitted to the Open 60, Gamesa.
[ 11 FEB 2012 ]

Gamesa Open 60, staysail and reefed main, genoa on deck... photo Mark LloydChanging the Gamesa Part 2
In part 2 of a series of three articles Merfyn Owen moves on to describe the significant modifications recently made to Mike Golding's Vendee steed at Green Marine in the UK
[ 10 JAN 2012 ]

Changing the Gamesa Part 1
In the latest issue of Seahorse Magazine Merfyn Owen of Owen Clarke Design discusses the complex choices between new-build or refit looking back at four editions of the Vendee Globe
[ 11 DEC 2011 ]

photo Mark LloydGolding on form solo with his modified OCD 60
Mike Golding reports on Day 7 On this short sprint northwards Gamesa has sailed on all points of sail against and in close proximity to each of the newer boats. The good news from a longer term Vendee perspective is that I really feel the modifications we have made since June have brought Gamesa firmly into the game with these new generation IMOCA 60s. Ultimately reliability my choices and my fitness are going to make the difference - this is where we must focus next year as we prepare for the Vendee.
[ 11 DEC 2011 ]

Slipping out of the shadows - OCD diversify into superyacht design and consultancy
OCD has been working quietly as designers behind the scenes in the superyacht world for six years First brought in as consultants on modifications to the record breaking schooner Mari Cha 4 their latest project has been the Wally 130 Angels Share
[ 07 DEC 2011 ]

40 Degrees completes the podium for the TJV
Hannah Jenner and Jesse Naimark-Rowse on the Owen Clarke Design 40 Degrees cross the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre to take the final podium place
[ 25 NOV 2011 ]

Last week of TJV for 40 Class, multi-national skippers in 3rd 4th and 5th
Multi-national skippers in the top places of the Transat Jacques Vabres fleet in 3rd, 4th and 5th positions.Sailors from Norway, New Zealand, United States and the UK
[ 21 NOV 2011 ]

Owen Clarke 60's complete TJV
Mirabaud and Gamesa complete the 2011 Transat Jacques Vabres, not on the podium but pleased to finish without problems in their new configurations in preparation for next years Vendee Globe
[ 20 NOV 2011 ]

photo Mark LloydHalf way through the TJV with Owen Clarke boats in podium positions
Half way through the TJV with Owen Clarke boats in podium positions in IMOCA 60 and Class 40 divisions
As the IMOCA Open 60 fleet slide into the second half of the Transat Jacques Vabre the race is on again
[ 11 NOV 2011 ]

Angels Share wins “Best Refit" trophy at International Superyacht Society Awards
Owen Clarke Design are proud to be associated with the recent refit of the 40m superyacht Angels Share which won the best refit trophy at the International Superyacht Society Awards recently
[ 11 NOV 2011 ]

Eighth Owen Clarke designed IMOCA Open 60 is announced
Owen Clarke's Acciona 100% Eco-Powered is the result of collaboration and enormous effort of the Acciona project team builders suppliers and was again co designed with American designer Clay Oliver along with the now familiar OCD team of associates
[ 28 OCT 2011 ]

© Christophe Breschi/MARE.DEThe Fastnet - ‘a light too far’ for the Class 40’s in the Normandy Channel Race
STOP PRESS First boats finish Normandy Channel Race

After a wild nights sailing on Wednesday spinnaker flying in gale force conditions Jorg Riechers and Etienne David on Mare.De missed a podium place by just 28 minutes , finishing the Normany Channel Race on Thursday in 4th place.
[ 25 MAY 2011 ]

Mike Hennessy's Class 40 'Dragon' during the 11th Hour Racing Atlantic Cup event in NewportAtlantic Cup
Top of the podium for OCD Designs in the Atlantic Cup. Cutlass and Dragon, the USA Based Class 40's from Owen Clarke Design take first and second place in the 11th Hour Racing Atlantic Cup event in Newport USA.
[ 16 MAY 2011 ]

Owen Clarke Design share in Superyacht award
In the most competitive year to date in the history of the World Superyacht Awards one of the night’s winners were the owners, project team and builder behind the refit of the 39m sailboat Angels Share, who won the ‘Best Refitted Yacht’ award. Owen Clarke Design shared in their joy as the project’s naval architects.
[ 09 MAY 2011 ]

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