|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Cardiff Bay Yacht Club Cardiff UK|
Simon Rogers designed, water ballasted Whitbread 30 (later Mount Gay 30), from 1996 and a sister ship to the famous Sticky Fingers. At 9.5 metres overall she is probably the smallest (and cheapest) boat which can be raced offshore up to, and including, the Fastnet Race. She whas raced in several shorthanded series and RORC races by the previous owner. We have owned her since 2014 and competed locally and in RORC races including Fastnets in 2015, 2017 and 2019, finishing 17th in Class 4 in 2019. Easily sailed either fully crewed or short-handed, she’s competitive against the Sun Fast 3200’s.
Check out the RORC Fastnet 2017 Class 4 start video (from about 4 minutes 20 seconds)
|Vessel type:||Racing Yacht|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 2GM|
|Drive type:||Sail drive|
|Length over all:||9.50m|
|Length at waterline:||8.42m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull type:||Fin Keel|
|Hull colour:||Dark Blue|
|Keel type:||Bulb Keel|
|Dry Weight:||3 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||40 Litres|
Suitable for the average Spartan, full standing headroom for Hobbits.
2 Saloon berths with lee cloths and cushions
2 quarter berths with camping cushions
Galley with sink and a single burner gas cooker, with attached gas bottle. This is a gimble-mounted Jetboil. There is a flexible water tank and tap, but they are not currently fitted.
Chart table with electronics and chart stowage
Heads in the forepeak.
Hull vinyl wrapped in 2016, port side and transom redone in October 2018.
Comar CSB200 AIS transponder and VHF antenna splitter. This model has no display but interfaces with the PC charting software.
Garmin GS128. Old but solid and easy to use.
Accepts all the instrument, GPS and AIS data and transmits it over WiFi or USB. Various apps for Android or Apple tablets will pick it up allowing you to navigate on deck.
ICM model IC-M232G. New 2016
Raymarine ST60, Tri Data speed and depth plus 4 programmable graphic displays and an ST6000 autopilot control head.
Raymarine SPX-5 with a GP ram which fits onto the tiller. ST6000 control head.
Sterling power alternator regulator and zero-voltage-drop splitter diode. Automatic charging of the engine start battery first and excellent charging control. No changeover switch required.
Yanmar 2GM20, age unknown but it is not original. Yanmar SD20 saildrive. Elice Radice folding propeller, new in 2018. The fuel tank is nominally 40 litres.
Aluminium mast & boom by Selden, new in 2011
Carbon deck mounted bowsprit
2014 North offshore carbon laminate main, with a carbon taffeta laminated on one side, and 2 reefs. We use this sail for the summer and for offshore races, and it is in very good condition
‘Delivery’ and winter main. 2011 Vectran Sanders main within 3 reefs. Physically in very good condition but starting to get a bit full. Still wins races in our local winter series.
2016 20 sq metre Dimension Polyant carbon GPL furling headsail, set flying on a Profurl Nex 1.5 endless line furler. Made by Goacher Sails.
2017 20 sq metre Dimension Polyant carbon GPL with a ‘LiteSkin’ non-woven carbon fabric laminated on both sides. Also made by Goacher sails.
An old hanked on sail converted to a furling sail with vertical battens.
Quite old, but not much used PBO heavy whether jib. In excellent condition and very flat. Brilliant sail for when it gets very windy.
A hanked on jib top by Bruce Banks. Made in 2007 but very little used.
Storm Jib & Trysail
All 3 are from Sanders sails in 2011
95 sq metre masthead asymmetric, in reasonable condition. This is currently not on the certificate.
78 sq metre masthead asymmetric in reasonable condition.This is the one on the certificate.
A flatter, heavier reaching and blustery day kite, another masthead asymmetric. A really, really nice sail.
2011 Code 0 from Sanders.
Harken mainsheet traveller with windward sheeting car
Harken 32 ST selftailing halyard winches
Antal W30 jib sheet winches, new in 2017
Harken low-friction rings for the backstay tackle
Antal low-friction rings for the job sheets and spinnaker barber haulers
Full RORC Category 2 safety gear except for a handheld VHF, ‘means for severing the rigging’ (we take a battery powered angle grinder, which is not included) and lifejackets, as our crew bring their own.
Ocean Safety ISO9650 6 man liferaft in a canister. Serviced February 2018
JobBuoy MOB recovery sling (really a mini-liferaft) new October 2018
ACR Globalfix V4 406MHz Epirb (new 2016, servicing required in 2026)
Jackstays, first aid kit, foghorn, horseshoes, dan bouy etc. etc. etc.