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      Published on 03-29-2017 04:39 PM
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      Boris Herrmann has just acquired the IMOCA monohull Edmond de Rothschild, currently in the hands of Sébastien Josse and Gitana team. The 35-year old German has been dreaming of taking part in the next edition of the Vendée Globe in 2020 and this ...
      Published on 03-29-2017 11:24 AM
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      Royal Huisman launched Ngoni today, the 58m / 190ft sloop which was introduced as The Beast during the Monaco Yacht Show of 2014.
      The all-aluminium yacht has an exterior design and naval architecture ...
      Published on 03-22-2017 03:15 PM



      A new sailing class is hitting the West coast of the U.S in 2017

      The Pac52 is a 52’ monohull sailboat. They are a carbon fiber hull built out of a latest generation TP52 hull mold. ...
      Published on 03-19-2017 05:20 PM
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      Richard Gladwell of Sail-world.com talks specific of the new Pac52 design with Mitch Cookson and Bill Erkelens...



      The first of two new-build Pacific 52's from Auckland's Cookson Boats is now sailing in San Francisco.

      Invisible Hand for San Francisco's Frank Slootman replaces his earlier RP63 of the same name. She will soon be joined by a second Cookson build, Bad Pack (Tom Holthus) from the same moulds.

      A third, RIO 52 is for RIO 100 supermaxi owner Manouch Moshayedi.

      The three new builds will join three existing 52fters to form the nucleus of a new level rating Pacific ...
      Published on 03-14-2017 10:14 AM
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      The New Hand, as the crew likes to refer to Frank Slootman's Judel/Vrolijk designed Cookson built, Pac52' Invisible Hand just completed her 1st regatta over the weekend, The Richmond Yacht Club's Big Daddy Regatta. See report on Saturdays Buoy Event

      Sailing conservatively, Frank and crew managed to get the boat around the cans successfully enough to claim 1st in PHRF on Saturday and then would go onto finish 2nd in Sunday's Pursuit Race.

      We caught up with Frank Saturday Night to get his feedback on how the program was going thus ...
      Published on 03-14-2017 08:17 AM
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      By Julie Servais, Pac52 Class Manager

      It's pretty exciting because on the West Coast we haven't really had any super high performance, one design race boats for quite a while. That's ...
      Published on 02-24-2017 08:54 PM
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      A beautiful cool, crisp February Friday on San Francisco Bay with the new addition to the Pacific 52' Fleet,
      Frank Slootman's Invisible Hand.







      A team of well versed sailors run through gear, sail, running rigging and performance checks.
      Helm balance, line lengths, winch shifting drills, ...
      Published on 02-22-2017 04:32 PM
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      Slight hiccup in mast stepping adventures today prevented crew from getting the entire rig together,
      but crew has been busy getting her stripped down to Inshore Mode... pipe berths, nav station, cooking station
      head all removed. Maiden SF Bay voyage is imminent!

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      Published on 02-19-2017 10:31 AM
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      The Hand in the cradle









      Not quite dressed yet. But deck layout and interior quite a bit different from FOX

      Clicky










      Interior spartan, dark and thoroughbred ...
      Published on 02-17-2017 02:30 PM
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      Pacific 52' Invisible Hand has cleared customs and is on the road to her new home!








      The escort sweeper validates all overpasses and bridge structures before the transport truck proceeds!




      The odyssey ...