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Owen Clarke 40, #157 finishes second overall in first edition of the 40 Malouine
Owen Clarke Design's latest Class 40 157 built by Cape Racing Yachts was second overall with a 3, 3 and 1 in the first edition of the 40 Malouine regatta in St Malo.
[ 25 SEP 2019 ]

The Class40 travels round the world in 2021 and 2023
Two World Tours ! The announcements are attractive, and Class 40 is delighted as the Class has been campaigning this for several years to convince the organizers of the opportunity of such a race. There will be an option for a "North Route" in 8 stages in 2021 and another option for a ‘South Route’ in 4 stages (and a prologue race) in 2023.
[ 11 JUL 2019 ]

Offshore Team Germany launch their Owen Clarke IMOCA Open 60
OTG Offshore Team Germany’s IMOCA Open 60 designed by Owen Clarke Design was recently re-launched at Endeavour Quay. The yacht is the former Vendee Globe entry Acciona and is being prepared by OTG for The Ocean Race.
[ 07 JUL 2019 ]

OTG IMOCA 60 launches in the UK
OTG Offshore Team Germany’s IMOCA Open 60 designed by Owen Clarke Design was recently re-launched at Endeavour Quay. The yacht is the former Vendee Globe entry Acciona and is being prepared by OTG for The Ocean Race.
[ 30 MAY 2019 ]

Cape Racing Yachts finishes 3rd in Normandy Channel Race
The Owen Clarke designed Cape 40, built by Cape Racing Yachts, finished the Normandy Channel Race on Saturday in a well deserved third place. Sailed by Jorg Riechers and Cedric Chateau, this was the Class 40’s first race since her launch in early May.
[ 26 MAY 2019 ]

#157 Cape Racing Yachts launch at start of Normandy Channel Race
#157 Cape Racing Yachts is the latest Owen Clarke designed Class 40 to be launched. It will be competing in the 2019 Normandy Channel Race, starting on Sunday.
[ 18 MAY 2019 ]

Qilak - north of the Arctic Circle
Our new explorer yacht has arrived north of the Arctic Circle, ready for her first northern expedition charter. Two of these pictures impressed us so much with their beauty that we thought they deserved posting on our website.
[ 14 APR 2019 ]

Spirit of Adventure is at large again
Fifteen years old this year, I think you'd agree she doesn't look it. Spirit of Adventure. At anchor in the Carribean under her new Danish flag.
[ 02 FEB 2019 ]

Update on OCD 40' explorer yacht
Following the succesful completion of our 66' aluminium explorer yacht Qilak in September, OCD are offering an alternative design in aluminium for construction at any of a number of yards worldwide.
[ 01 JAN 2019 ]

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 ]


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