Design #603 Open 60
Farr Yacht Design is pleased to announce the launch of the Open 60 PAPREC-VIRBAC in Tauraunga, New Zealand. This boat is the 4th Open 60 design from their studio (VIRBAC-PAPREC 1 , DELTA DORE and PRB being the other three) designed for Jean-Pierre Dick who commissioned FYD's first Open 60 VIRBAC-PAPREC 1 back in 2002.
"It is very gratifying to receive repeat commissions from a client. We have a very good working relationship through two projects with JP's team and have enjoyed their enthusiastic and innovative approach to the Open 60 Class", said Patrick Shaughnessy, Vice President of Farr Yacht Design.
Jean-Pierre Dick will be sailing the boat from New Zealand to Europe and participating in the Barcelona World Race, Vendee Globe, Transat Anglaise and other events through 2007 and 2008. The Open 60 Class has a strong following in Europe where races in this class enjoy growing popularity. The feature race is the Vendee Globe,