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Photo by KM Yachtbuilders/Arthur SmeetsLaunch of new custom blue water expedition yacht Qilak
Qilak is a new Owen Clarke designed custom blue water expedition yacht designed for private and commerical high latitude exploration. She was recently launched in Makkum, Holland at her builders K and M Yacht-Builders.
[ 16 SEP 2018 ]

Thirty years of design innovation from Owen and Clarke
It’s thirty years this month that the first collaboration between Merfyn Owen and Allen Clarke crossed the start line. Rupert Kidd sailed the newly launched 35’ x 33’ wide, gull winged trimaran Fiery Cross .
[ 31 MAY 2018 ]

New sponsors and new configurations for Owen Clarke Open 60s
Owen Clarke Open 60s former Gamesa/Ecover 3 and Acciona have new teams looking forward to the Vendee Globe 2020. Both IMOCA designs will sport re-configured ballast arrangements and lifting foils for the race.
[ 30 APR 2018 ]

Owen Clarke 66' expedition cruising yacht fitting out commences
Qilak, our custom 66’ expedition blue water cruising design is coming together nicely at aluminium yard KM Yacht Builders in Holland.
[ 30 APR 2018 ]

Owen Clarke IMOCA Open 60 to be reborn for next Barcelona World Race
Our design #175 IMOCA Open 60 (ex Acciona) is back! No more details can be supplied at the moment, except to say that we’re working on updates to the design based on the latest 2013 rule to bring her up to date for the next Barcelona World Race.
[ 15 OCT 2017 ]

Ice bound blue water cruiser turned over in ceremony at Dutch yard
Friday the 13th was not an unlucky day in Makkum, Holland. Owen Clarke’s latest design, a custom 20m aluminium blue water cruising yacht with lifting keel, designed specifically for high latitude cruising and expeditions was turned at the yard of KM Yacht-Builders.
[ 15 OCT 2017 ]

Owen Clarke Class 40 - Europe and North America update
The RORC Fastnet Race has just happened and we have news of how Owen Clarke's new Class 40 Hydra faired, as well as an update on # 143 Longbow in North America.
[ 16 AUG 2017 ]

Image credit Paul Gibbins PhotographyRote 66 (ex Red) wins 2017 TWOSTAR
OSTAR veterans Uwe Röttgering and Asia Pajkowska sailing the Owen Clarke Design Class 40 Rote 66 crossed the finish line at 06:43 EDT as winners of the TWOSTAR in an elapsed time of 20d 22h 43m.
[ 21 JUN 2017 ]

Deck being fitting on OCD Class 40 #2 at Cape Racing Yachts
Artistic photograph of the deck being fitted this week to the second of OCD's fifth generation Class 40s to be built in Cape Town.
[ 15 JUN 2017 ]

New Owen Clarke Class 40 heading north
Hydra is the OCD latest fifth generation Class 40 Open design from South African boatyard Cape Racing Yachts. She is a fast forty foot prototype design that is being built now as a series production boat in female moulds. In her first race she finished second in the 2017 RORC Myth of Malham Race.
[ 13 JUN 2017 ]

Qilak, OCD's 66' Expedition yacht coming together at KM Yacht Builders in Makkum
The 66’ expedition yacht Qilak, designed for exploration and adventure in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is coming together as a kit of aluminum parts in Holland.
[ 13 JUN 2017 ]

OCD's new Class 40 Hydra arrives in the UK
Owen Clarke Design’s latest Class 40, Hydra, will be unloading in Southampton from her builders Cape Racing Yachts, early next month. She will be based in Hamble for a time undertaking measurement and sail development trials with North Sails, before heading north to her new home in Norway.
[ 30 APR 2017 ]

OCD 23m lifting keel performance blue water custom cruising yacht
Owen Clarke Design (OCD) are pleased to announce that design is well under way on a new 23m lifting keel, performance blue water custom cruising yacht for a Scandinavian client.
[ 26 JAN 2017 ]

OCD Class 40 breaks Cape to Rio Race double-handed record and finishes 4th overall under IRC
I’m not sure how we missed this, but we did. Class 40s traditionally don’t do well on IRC, especially when sailed double-handed against fully crewed crewed boats. The Mussolo 40 team however turned reality on its head when they finished fourth overall on corrected time in this years Cape to Rio Race, while breaking the double-handed record.
[ 20 JAN 2017 ]

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 ]

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