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KISS Multihull AB T29: the fastest boat with a cruising potential?

It seems so. The boat was tested by voile magazines and the numbers give no doubt: this one will smoke a Dragonfly, a Corsair and anything with a cruising interior and not much bigger. I bet that it will smoke some race boats too

On the test they got with 12K of wind:

at 100ºTRW - 17K

at 45ºTRW - 7.5K

at 140º - 13K

She does not only fly downwind as she can point decently and make a speed that most performance cruisers of that size would not match

What a boat...I know I know, the more conservative among the ones that follow this thread will be thinking: Another boat designed by young racers for young racers. Well, they can still race but they are certainly not young and since this boat was designed to be their personal boat I guess we can conclude that fast boats makes the tastes of some older guys and not only young athletes:



It is an all Carbon boat and taking into consideration that and the high quality of everything 200 000 euros (inc. 20% tax) does not seem excessive. I could not find photos of a finished interior but the ones published with the test on the magazine showed a very nice one with the galley all in carbon with a black top and a sloon table in carbon: very nice looking even if spartan. The boat tested had traditional high quality sails but they are also making experiences with a foiled wing sail.











































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Paulo:
Not sure if you read YACHT, the German magazine, but if you do there is an article in the November 2013 edition of one of my custom alu cruising boats. The article is on page 127.

I can't read German so I can't tell if the article is good or bad. It does look good to me.
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Paulo:
Not sure if you read YACHT, the German magazine, but if you do there is an article in the November 2013 edition of one of my custom alu cruising boats. The article is on page 127.

I can't read German so I can't tell if the article is good or bad. It does look good to me.
It seems you have not looking to this thread for a while. I have posted about that boat and article some time ago

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Stravaganza

Interesting things happen on the Swiss lakes, I mean sailing related

Stravaganza was designed to win the Centomiglia and was designed by Olympic medalist Jo Richards for Domenico Bruzzi. Have a look at this animal that has a rig of a TP52 Even so he did not yet manage to win that race. Hard to beat human ballast









Changing tack is quite an experience on that boat, they lose a lot of speed with that and probably have to reduce sail or they have to keep it very near the wind while they bring the keel all around the boat and in between the boat loses a lot of RM and become much less stable. Tricky for sure



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Clan Grok

But that strange boat (Stravaganza) has not been able to beat a more "traditional" boat, Clan Grok, not on the last edition and not on this one. Both have been won by Clan Gork:







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Bad news on the Cape to Rio Yacht Race 2014

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The boats are sailing in 6 m waves, 40 to 60k winds and there are several boats with problems and one death to regret.

Billie, an Angolan Bavaria 54 with problems on the main sail tried to return to Cape Town for repairs, broke the mast and several were gravely injured. Later they announce that one had died.

The South African 38ft "Black Cat", a Dudley Dix design, broke one rudder and is coming back back to Cape Town, one crew has a sprained ankle and all are well.

The South African "Isla", a cruising cat (Schionning design) sent a mayday declaring having a fire aboard. It seems that the problem was contained: they have reported both engines inoperable, but the generator is working.

The South African "Ava" and old cruising Miura monohull reported battery problems. At 16.18 the EPIRB was triggered. It seems that the yacht continue to make course to Rio but the rescue teams were alerted.

PEEKAY, a Beneteau 51 have had sail problems and are going to Saldanha Bay.

At 19.30 the South African old cruising Fortuna 37 "DoDo" reported problems sayng that they lost steering and engine power. They are going to try to repair at sea.

The naval frigate, Islandwana, with a medical crew went to sea to the rescue and assistance to the yacht BIlle and Ava.

I hope everything goes well for all, but this kind of amateur racing transat risks a lot in what regards safety.

It is worth to mention that none of the racing boats had any problem including the small and light SF 3200 and the M34.

I will continue to follow this situation and this race.
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Paulo:
Not sure if you read YACHT, the German magazine, but if you do there is an article in the November 2013 edition of one of my custom alu cruising boats. The article is on page 127.

I can't read German so I can't tell if the article is good or bad. It does look good to me.
If you are really interested in this one I might translate it...
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The Capetown race has its first victim: a sailor was hit by his boat's mast when the boat was dismasted in heavy seas...
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The South African 38ft "Black Cat", a Dudley Dix design, broke one rudder and is coming back back to Cape Town, one crew has a sprained ankle and all are well.
Black Cat is not only a dudley dix design - a didi 38, she was build by himself as a prototype to his round chin plywood epoxy designs in his backyard back in the 90s...
and skippered by him in 2 editions of this race - he is skippering her right now again...
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Black Cat is not only a dudley dix design - a didi 38, she was build by himself as a prototype to his round chin plywood epoxy designs in his backyard back in the 90s...
and skippered by him in 2 editions of this race - he is skippering her right now again...
Didi 38 radius chine plywood sailboat
Very interesting. You are right, only saw that was a Dudley Dix boat, I did not noticed that it was him skipping the boat. A very nice design considering that it is an almost 20 years old design!





Dudley Dix has just went up on my consideration: He is 69 year's old and was racing his 20 year old boat like a kid across the South Atlantic in the middle of a big storm. His boat broke the rudder, he did not called for help and is returning home. My kind of boat designer

He is making way towards Cape Town. I hope he can make it alone without help, a feat in itself, with a broken ruder on those conditions.

The coverage of the race is miserable, as I have already noticed, and not even on these circumstances they gave more information but we can see on the tracker that:

Peekay, a Benetrau 51 with mainsail problems was able to make it to Saldanha bay and is on sheltered waters.

That Fti Flyer, a not mentioned boat in trouble, another old designed 30 year old boat, a small one with 33ft ( a Charger designed by Angelo Lavranos), after an erratic course is also returning to Cape town.

That Avocet, also not mentioned, a Beneteau 45 is also returning to Cape Town.

Avanti, a Vickers 41 passagemaker designed by Dudley Dix is also coming back and seems to be heading to Saldanha bay.

Isla, the Schionning cruising cat that sent a mayday is trying to come back. He has no engine (both out of service) and a flooded engine compartment.

Jacaranda, a Vand de Stadt Madeira 44 is advancing very slowly and in an erratic way.

Do Do, the old Fortuna 37 that reported engine and steering problems seems to be sailing slowly but on a fixed course so maybe they have sorted out and repaired the steering problems. It is not clear if they are returning or not.

Ava, a Miura a 30 year old design by Herman Zimmerman is also going very slowly, not far from the Do Do. Also not clear if they are coming back or no.

The Bavaria 54 Bille, with on dead and several injured aboard, is being assisted by a South African Navy frigate.
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