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Re: Interesting Sailboats

Originally Posted by Edward3 View Post
For those Canadian and Great Lakes sailors

From the Designer Mark Mills and C&C Yachts

The story of C&C Yachts is well known, their list of accomplishments far too long to be repeated here. Beginning in the mid 60’s C&C burst upon the international yacht racing scene.

Fast forward to 2013. A new builder with talent, vision, and drive is assembling a new team of designers, engineers, builders and sailors to carry on the C&C story. USWatercraft is the licensed builder for some of the best known production race boats ever. They build the J/22, J/24, J/80, and J/105 under license to J/Boats. USW is also the licensed builder of the Mumm 30 (Farr 30) and Farr 40. They have built everything from the Herreshoff Alerion 26 to a custom Kerr IRC 38.

In the beginning, C&C was known for world class design. Today, nothing less will do. C&C has employed Mark Mills to design our first two new boats. Mills Design is internationally recognized as a leader in performance yacht design. Mills Design - Leaders in Performance Yacht Design - Home. Their portfolio of winning 40 foot IRC & ORC is beyond compare. Their most recent design, the Mini-Maxi ‘Alegre’ is widely acknowledged as the most modern, competitive boat in that very hot class. Mills employs the same CFD and aero modeling tools on every project he undertakes for C&C.

About the new boats
Redline 41 - This boat was commended for its racing performance and cruising abilities, one of the first of its kind to be able to both cruise and race beautifully. Condor, the very first Redline 41, won overall in the 1972 Southern Ocean Racing Circuit (SORC).
Today, C& C Yachts recaptures the essence of the original Redline 41: fast, sleek, seaworthy, and performs exquisitely under sail, whether she is racing or cruising.
The new C&C Redline 41 is the ultimate racer / cruiser. Mark Mills designed the 41 to be fast, seaworthy, and safe. The inherent speed means that she can win races at any level of offshore racing as one has come to expect from a Mills design. The high volume, powerful hull means that the 41 can carry the accommodations and gear associated with a modern performance cruising boat.

C&C 30 One Design! This 30 foot race boat, designed by Mark Mills. The design of the new C&C 30 is pure race boat, complete with a fixed composite sprit to accommodate an asymmetric spinnaker, carbon fiber rig, square top mainsail, Dyneema lifelines, fabricated steel fin keel with lead bulb, top of the line hardware package, and of course, water-tight hatches
FWIW, here's a picture of the original C&C Redline 41 "Condor":

I was initially very skeptical when I heard about this project, despite the fact that Mills is involved, for whom I have the highest regard. However, now that I learn US Watercraft is involved, I'm more optimistic about things. Given their track record, build quality will not be a problem. And the Mills designs should be bulletproof and fast. So the only question that remains to be answered is whether or not there is a market in North America for these boats. I predict the 41 will have a better chance of success in the current NA market. Can't see the 30 succeeding here, but perhaps in Europe, where great American boats go to be recognized and appreciated. Hope they do very well with both, however, and salvage what's left of the C&C reputation.

We deal in lead, friend.
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