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

27 September 2013

Mixed Bag ...


A bit of an update …. some good and some bad news...

Good news:
 -  mainsail arrived back - recut for new mast shape - from Norths in Auckland today.  Should  be much better now.  And the reef points should be there too.  
 - in the bag with the main was the furling cable from KZ for the A3, looks like a very nice bit of gear.  This will be useable very soon, maybe Sunday. 
 -  I made inhaulers today, so now we can sheet the jib inboard for upwind.  
 -  deck fitting for inner forestay went on today
 - Gordie got the mast seal on today, so we won't have a lake in the cabin sole every time it rains now.

Bad news: 
 - we don't have an inner forestay yet 
 - forecast for planned first race tomorrow 30+ gusting 40, we're not up to this yet, and it's likely to be cancelled anyway.  And in Wellington at this time of year, these forecasts aren't wrong very often.  
 - battery management system did something odd again this afternoon.  Not a major but clearly not working like it's supposed to.  
 - we found nearly 3 litres of hydraulic fund under the starboard ram, so something is leaking (so that's where it's all gone!).  I'll be down there tomorrow trying to find out why, probably just a loose fitting

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