By IOR standards, this design was both light displacement and moderate in beam. This produced a boat that was extremely fast reaching and running without any loss in upwind performance. Design 67 was a very successful IOR design before Rule changes lifted the rating some 2 feet.
The original brief called for a competitive IOR boat with a comfortable cruising interior. Deck layout was to be both useful for cruising and effective for racing. The rig was 3/4 with twin spreaders and runners and featured side stays and spreaders swept slightly aft to preserve the rig in the event of running backstays being released accidentally.
MONIQUE, built to Design No. 67 won the overall points score at the 1978 Pan Am Clipper Cup, and is still being campaigned with success in her home port of San Francisco, CA. Several boats have been built to this design in Australia and Hong Kong.
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5,594 Kg/12,334 Lbs
2,400 Kg/5,291 Lbs