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Rudder Re-Design

Published on May 20, 2017


It is nearly impossible and very cost prohibitive to improve the performance of a yacht by changing the existing hull shape. However it is relatively easy and inexpensive to alter the keel, rudder, rig and sails to improve performance. Therefore, as part of our regular consulting services, it is common for our clients to approach us seeking improvements to their appendages.


One of the exceptional aspects of our legacy in the field of yacht design is the performance of our production cruiser racer designs under various handicapping systems in races around the globe. Yachts like the Beneteau First 40.7, First 36.7, First 10R, First 40, First 35 and Farr 395 have long track records of achievement in sailing’s most prestigious races. However...

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Photo: Ainoah Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

We are the top racing-yacht design team in the world based upon one of the most extensive, impressive records of winning yacht racing results ever compiled by a single design group. Our long-running record of achievement dates back more than 30 years and includes 43 world championships won in Farr designs and a multitude of design successes at internationally prestigious grand prix yachting events.

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