Announced a new racer from JPK, the new 10.80, that will join the 10.10 that is one of the most successful racers of the last years, on IRC3 and on the Transquadra (solo or duo Transat). A dual proposal racer, full crew or short crew, obviously with different rigging options.
The boat follows the lines of the JPK 10.10, is also a Jacques Valer design and has a very interesting feature clearly pointed to solo racing: the possibility of having two different interior positions (according with the tack) where is possible to have a good look out, lateral and frontal.
Sail area: 72Sqm
They don't give the ballast but that weight on a 10.80m race boat points to a considerable ballast.
Given the success of Jacques Valer on all his racing boats the chances are that we are looking to another winner. The boat looks good, at least to me
Talking about the JPK 10.10, look at this one winning one more race:
That's ZULU and the guys sailed it at 24K. 24K on a 10m boat....that's fast