It is the first time that i heard about Linjett , do you know the average prices? they look like the same quality as the SCANYACHT.
I would say that the quality is slightly superior regarding Scanyacht or at least its used value is. This is from all Swedish boats the one that retains better its value. It's an old brand that started in the 70's.
I looked a bit better at the Linjett sail performance and the best way to do that is through the handicap rating tables.
On Sweden they use an handicap called Lys. The bigger the rating the faster the boat.
I found the Lynjett 34 rating and some other known boats, American and European, not many because they race mostly Swedish boats. I guess I was right in saying that the Lynjett 34 is a bit slower than the Arcona 340 and in saying that the Lynjett is a fast sailboat, a performance cruiser.
The Lynjett 34 rating is between 1.23 and 1.25
Comparing with old performance cruisers or modern mass production cruisers:
"La Grace is a replica of a brig from 18th century. The original ship of Augustine Herman (Augustin Heřman in Czech) bore this name (which roughly translates as “Graceful”) during merchant and exploratory travels around Europe, United States, Caribbean and across the Atlantic Ocean. La Grace was also renowned for her corsair activities. Especially well-known is her victory over two Spanish barques carrying sugar, tobacco and wine near the coast of Guatemala....
Its construction is based on blueprints published in 1768 by Swedish Admiral Fredrik Henrik af Chapman in the book Architectura navalis mercatoria. Chapman is credited as the first naval architect who laid the foundations of the modern shipbuilding while relying on precise blueprints."
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.
Jean-Pierre resumed racing, has good weather ahead and I believe he will have no problem in finishing in 4th place.
Javier Sanso Capsized and is waiting rescue. Not much details about it but I guess he lost the keel.
This Sunday morning 3rd Feburary around 1049hrs UTC two distress beacons of ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered, skippered by Spanish solo sailor Javier Sanso which is racing in the Vendée Globe non stop solo round the world race were triggered. The alarms were received at 1052hrs UTC.
At 1049hrs UTC the boat was positioned at 31° 59.00 N 27 26.24 W, so 500 miles west of Madeira and 360 miles south of the Azores island of Sao Miguel
Weather conditions in the area that Sanso was sailing were a NE’ly wind of 15kts. The boat was racing upwind in a moderate trade winds swell. Prior to the incident all was reported to be well on board, only minutes before Sanso had e-mailed a daily report to Race Direction.
Immediately Race Direction in Les Sables d’Olonne, the MRCC Ponta Delgada (Azores) and CROSS Griz Nez tried to contact the IMOCA Open 60 ACCIONA but received no reply.
MRCC Ponta Delgada then requested an aerial reconnaissance of the area by plane. A C295 plane was on zone by 1630hrs UTC. On arrival they found Javier Sanso in his liferaft. Sanso made hand signals and smoke signals (smoke hand flare) next to his capsized boat.
At 1650hrs UTC this information was confirmed to Race Direction by MRCC Ponta Delgada.
At 1750hrs UTC an EH101 helicopter was dispatched from the Azores island of Terceira heading to the zone to effect the rescue of Javier Sanso and is expected to be in the area by 2300hrs UTC.
Drascombe: Don't need to be rich for go cruising and having fun.
This post is dedicated to the younger guys that follows this thread.
One of the characteristics of younger guys is that normally they don't have much money. When I was younger that applied to me also. So I bought an old boat, recovered it and went cruising. The boat had no interior and I had only a compass. That did no prevent me to explore a good part of the Atlantic Portuguese coast with it and it is not an easy coast. Most of all I had great fun.
Well, you can do the same, Egmont Friedl has. He picked a famous inexpensive open boat, a Drascombe and just circled Italy, I mean all of it. It seems great fun to me.
Of course, first you need to learn how to sail properly and navigate without instruments, a kind of an almost lost art.
Javier Sanso was picked up at the middle of a black night by a Portuguese Navy hellicopter.
He is well and don't know quite well what happened. He heard a big noise, the boat heeled violently he was thrown overboard, the boat capsized (but not sink). He swam to the boat, pulled (from the water) the liferaft and released a mayday. He was rescued some hours later. That explains why he could not contact the organization.
They are going to recover the boat. I bet that was another keel that was gone. Definitively they have to go top that solution proposed by almost all the designers regarding all boasts having the same keel, as a way to rapidly improve the reliability of the system.
Curiously it was not what the boat had of innovative that failed: The Acciona was the only boat that was making the race using only renewable energies and it seemed that it was doing quite well regarding that. It is possible that on the next edition all boats will be like that or at least there are some competitors interested in that. It was to be a rule for all otherwise the boats that use the system would be penalized by extra weight.
That would be very important as a research field for systems that would be suitable for cruising boats also.