Thursday, November 6, 2008

War Eagle To Compete In OSTAR 2013

Pierre de Ruelle recently shared his plan to race War Eagle in the 2013 OSTAR (Original Single Handed Trans-Atlantic Race, England to USA) single-handed race. Here are some highlights of the refit/overhaul:

*3 new dacron sails (North) - full batten mainsail, #3 headsail, code Zero
*New carbon rudder
*New vectran halyards
*Basic electronic tacticks ( speed, depth, wind)
*Micron 17 antifouling
*Retractable carbon bow sprit for code Zero with continuous roller furler
*Pathfinder (4cyl) engine rebuild
*Interior redesign (more confortable, lighter)

*3 new dacron sails (North) - #1 headsail, #2 headsail, genoa staysail
*New Harken roller furler (2-groove)
*New windvane
*Replace wheel with tiller

*New carbon mast, spreaders, and boom
*New genoa staysail (North)
*Cutter rig setup with a genoa staysail with a roller furler

*3 new spectra radial sails (North): full batten mainsail, #1 headsail, #2 headsail
*Delivery to England

May 2013: OSTAR

Good luck with the project, Pierre -- please keep us updated as things progress!

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