sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Ichi Ban ready for action
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Ichi Ban ready for action


'Ichi Ban owner Matt Allen’s exacting standards were surpassed by the Premier’s five month project that delivered the Carkeek 60 in time for the Rolex Sydney-Hobart'    Kevin Green

The new PCT built, Carkeek 60 Ichi Ban is all set for racing action, just two days before the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.

'It is hard to believe that Ichi Ban is really here and ready to go', comments Matt Allen, owner of this beautiful yacht, 'Getting to this point just a few hours away from the start of the race, is a considerable achievement, on its own and now it is time for us to prove her on the race track.'

Ichi Ban has only been in Sydney for a few short weeks, however, initial showings suggest the boat will be successful; with a line honours win in the highly competitive CYCA Trophy Passage Series and a second place on handicap in the glamour race, the Solas Big Boat Challenge.

'The boat has shown it can do well on all points of sail so our 18 crew will be pushing hard all the way to Hobart,' said Matt.

The Carkeek 60 is a relatively simple, yet very powerful boat, with minimum appendages, a powerful hull-form and high ballast/displacement ratio. The boat has been built to the highest standard, by some of the world’s best engineers and structural technicians. For major composite and engineering supplier Gurit, it proved an interesting challenge, as Dr Mark Hobbs, explained: 'Ichi Ban makes extensive use of hydraulics, and in order to optimise the weight of the structure the supports of the hydraulic systems were integrated into the internal structure, making dual use of parts of the structure wherever possible.' Managing the power-to-weight ratio was the other big challenge, explained Hobbs, which would allow the lightweight boat to retain plenty of structure for tough offshore beats, as found in the Rolex-Sydney Hobart.

So, six months after the build commenced, Ichi Ban now lies gleaming alongside the dock, raring to go and all she has to do is sail 628 fast nautical miles, down to Hobart and potential glory.

Rolex Sydney Hobart website


by Joe Hall

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=117855

11:42 PM Tue 24 Dec 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Related News Stories:

25 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - CYCA docks abuzz with activity
25 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI perfectly prepared
25 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Senogles record unlikely to be broken
25 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Queensland well represented
24 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Close tussle for line honours predicted
24 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Promising forecast for Clipper Race fleet
24 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI develops new strategy
24 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney to Hobart action supported by Marine Rescue NSW
23 Dec 2013  Vivre Victorians as they prepare for Rolex Sydney Hobart broadside
23 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - The elusive Tattersall’s Cup
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



































ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,








470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position by 470 International Association Class,




ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,




















Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4   
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems   
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious   
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4   
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories   
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate   
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing   
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com   
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT