Todd Giraudo’s Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600 “Kraken” sailed for the first time late last month and has now completed its first race as a build up to its crack at the Sydney-Hobart. In the Blue Water Points Score race from Sydney to Newcastle, then Bass Island in Wollongong and back “Kraken” finished a very respectable 2nd in class under ORCi (IRC cert’ hasn’t been verified until weigh-in next week) and hit a top speed of 19 knots in 22 knots of true wind!
After the Hobart the yacht will head for its home waters of Perth where the owner successfully raced his Sun Fast 3200 two-handed in the demanding West Coast conditions, with many podium results under IRC against the fully-crewed fleet.
Recently we tested the yacht for Australian Sailing & Yachting magazine which will be published in February, but in a nutshell these new generation racing yachts need to be experienced to be believed.
Extraordinary stiffness, incredible balance and effortless speed. The fact that this yacht has been purposefully and carefully designed for both fully-crewed and short-handed racing and it genuinely does both equally well is a testament to designer Daniel Andrieu and the team at Jeanneau.
So whether you plan to club race, compete in regattas or offshore race fully crewed or short-handed this amazing yacht should definitely be on your short list. What’s not to like!
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