The first 12m offshore race boat designed by Rob Shaw, build by Craig Partridge Yachts.

Design Objective: to maximise the performance potential of a 12m offshore monohull, with the capacity to sleep a full crew and with a usable interior. This is a versatile boat, set up for high performance racing either short-handed or fully crewed, both harbour and offshore. Blink is built with racing in the infamous Cook Strait in mind, with robust construction and systems, foam core, and options chosen with the wisdom that 'to win you must first finish' in mind: twin rudders, twin hydraulic rams, and dual hydraulic keel power sources (electric and engine pumps).

Length: 12m / Sailing Displ: 4.1T (8 crew) / Empty Displ 3.6T / Draft: 3m / Keel Cant Angle: 50° / RM (max): 7,687 kg/m / Mast: 19.8m
Fixed prod: 1m / Retractable prod: 2.5m / SA up: 110m2, down: 268m2

Sail Number: 110011 / VHF Call Sign: ZMU2211
More details, interior pics, plans at bottom of page.

Ghost Ship

Ghost Ship

Race Results

Blink race results highlights
1st on elapsed time, Round North Island 2-handed 2014 (Rob Shaw and TW) and 2017 (VW and TW)
1st on Line, Round North Island 2-handed 2014 and 2017
1st PHRF Division 1, and 2nd IRC Division 1, Round North Island 2-handed 2017
1st in RPNYC 2014-2015 Offshore Series on Club, PHRF, and IRC
Season Champions RPNYC 2015-2016 PHRF and Line
New Zealand Design/Build Trophy (Muir Vonu Trophy) Auckland-Fiji Race 2016
Race record Kapiti-Chetwodes-Ship Cove 2015
Race record Cook Strait Classic 2015
Race record 2016 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race

First on Line:
Island Bay race Nov 2013*, Brothers Race Nov 2013*, Cook Strait Classic Dec 2013* (*beating Elliot 50 canter Ran Tan in all 3 of these races), Brothers Race 2014, Kapiti-Chetwodes 2015, Port Nich Regatta 2015 overall line honours, Alan Martin Series 2015, Cook Strait Classic 2015, Nelson Race 2016, RPNYC 2016 Season Div 1, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race 2016, Mana-Ship Cove 2016, Brothers Islands Race 2016, Round North Island 2-handed 2014 and 2017

8 April 2013

Visit 4th April ...

Vesna, Rob, Matt S and I visited last Friday.  Things are moving along well, deck and hull being fitted together (not joined yet, still a sliver of daylight showing).  


We discussed the liferaft box, since the box might interfere with the steering mechanism, and sited low down it might be hard to access/remove from on deck, we've decided to mount it just in front of the traveller, and not have the box for it in the transom at all.


  The 1m fixed prod (was in previous pics) has been removed again, so not visible in these pics

Craig reckons these are some of the strongest rudders he's ever made.... the stocks are lots of layers of carbon (enough that Craig checked with Mark our engineer about whether he'd been a bit enthusiastic!) and fit right up to the carbon skin -- ie into the slot seen here.

And the inside is coming together too -- chart table area and aft end of stbd bunk, keel box

Heads, with integral carbon sink

Saloon looks much the same ...

 And lots more space in the quarterberths than our last boat, headroom to sit up on the bunks

The galley is much larger too.  We've asked Craig if we can upgrade the wooden steps, though, they seem out of place ;-)

4 April 2013

Deck and Hull - getting close to joined

Craig and his team have been working hard ...  deck and hull being aligned and adjusted before being connected