Overall beam, prismatic coefficient, the characteristic forward location of the centre of gravity, the piercing bow, and the cambered deck are all retained.
The treatment of the chines has been softened as the volume distribution is maintained, but the water-shedding characteristics of the chines were found to be detrimental in some conditions.
Overall volume has increased, as has the midships freeboard.
Some moderate hull flare has been introduced in the centre section to reduce sink at large heel angles, and the deck height at the mast has been increased to both increase heeling moment (desirable in light airs) and keep the booms clear of the water in rough conditions…
Congratulations to Ray Joyce who won the day this past Sunday in light conditions with the much modified original Octave prototype.
Results courtesy of Ray and Ridson Brook Radio Yacht Club.
|RISDON BROOK RADIO YACHT CLUB Inc.|
|INTERNATIONAL MARBLEHEAD RESULTS, Sunday 19th February, 2012|