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More 52's come to the Bay for next year's Rolex Big Boat Series

by Sail-World.com on 18 Sep 2016
TP52 Fox (Victor Wild) - Rolex Big Boat Series 2016 - San Francisco ©Rolex/Daniel Forster/Rolex Big Boat Series http//:www.rolexbigboatseries.com
Tom Ehman caught up with St Francis Yacht Club member Manouch Moshayedi (Newport Beach) Saturday afternoon while watching the new PAC 52 Fox, owned by Victor Wild (San Diego Yacht Club), fly up and down the Bay along with the other 126 yachts (a record) competing in the Rolex Big Boat Series.

Manouch revealed plans for next year's PAC 52 Class, which will be discussed by the Founding Four owners at a meeting at St Francis YC Sunday evening. The PAC 52 is a hull of a TP52 with a 60cm taller mast and lighter engine - for a reduced total weight of 100kgs.


Three new boats (two on the Cookson yard in New Zealand) are in build in addition to the new (this year) Fox, with one or two additional existing boats expected to join next year for a fleet of four or maybe five 52fters and plans to integrate the racing for the two 52ft classes.

#PAC52 -- Bayside chat with StFYC member Manouch Moshayedi (Newport Beach) this afternoon while watching the new PAC 52 FOX, owned by Victor Wild (San Diego Yacht Club), fly up and down the Bay along with the other 126 yachts (a record) competing in the Rolex Big Boat Series. Manouch revealed plans for next year's PAC 52 Class, which will be discussed by the "Founding Four" owners at a meeting at St Francis YC tomorrow evening. Three new boats are in build in addition to the new (this year) FOX, with one or two additional existing boats expected to join next year's circuit of up to five West Coast events. (If so inclined, please feel free to share this post.

Posted by Tom Ehman on Friday, September 16, 2016
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