This IRC racer/cruiser is the brainchild of Marc Lombard, arguably the top French offshore designer of recent years.
A passionate English owner brought the concept to reality in 2016 and this go-anywhere, IRC optimized all-rounder has never failed to deliver on the race track, or when gently cruising with the family.
1st Overall in Round Britain and Ireland - 1st Overall in Antigua to Bermuda - 1st in Class Caribbean 600 - 5th Overall Rolex Fastnet race are just some of the successes to date.
Exceptional form stability and forward volume allow this boat to be pushed harder than similar sized race boats and with a cockpit layout designed for shorter-handed sailing, you don't need a small army to extract maximum performance.
An exciting package on offer here and a boat that ticks an awful lot of boxes.
Below decks "Pata Negra" is a fully equipped cruiser/racer with a focus on a practical and comfortable setup.
This was a serious focus for the owner during the original build and with the large free-board height and raised coach roof design there is standing head room in most areas, with a lot more on offer compared to similarly performing machines.
For weight saving and ease of maintenance, all the composite shells (hull and deck, main bulkheads) are faired with epoxy type light filler and spray gun PU painted for nice finish.
The furniture is mainly built using plywood panels (8, 10 -12mm), marine grade.
All of the sole boards are Foam sandwich bi-axial fiberglass with a 2 mm laminate of wood.
Aft cabins :
The 2 guest cabins in the aft part of the hull are well equipped with the following and are symmetrical both sides.
1 x double bed 1400 mm x 2000 mm x 100mm (30 kg/m3 density foam)
1 x wardrobe and lockers
1 x door to access the cabin
Both aft cabins have single pipe cots installed.
Pata Negra has the ability to sleep 4 on the "high side".
The galley is on starboard in “L” shape.
1 x heat resistant working surface.
A double sink with tap and a dish drainer (hot and cold water)
3 x burner hob and oven
1 x fridge/freezer (capacity to define)
2 x 220 V power plugs.
Main cabin / salon :
The main salon is asymmetrical, L shape bench on starboard, simple bench on port. There is one upper berth on each side of the bench.
The table is folding (on each side) with one fixed central part. Sandwich construction (balsa).
Lee cloths with solid top rails for all berths.
Chart table area:
The chart table is central, just in front the table, with a simple seat.
Aft toilets compartment:
Toilets (aft of the bathroom).
Wet weather locker
Door to access the compartment
Owner’s cabin :
The owners cabin is in the forward area of the hull and is equipped with the following :
1 x double bed 1400 mm x 2000 mm x 100mm
2 x wardrobe lockers.
1 x private bathroom with toilet, wash basin and separate shower with door to access.
1 x door to access the cabin.
Engine start battery x 1
Service batteries x 3 (120amph)
Battery charger / inverter - Mastervolt
Engine start battery circuit breaker
Service batteries circuit breaker
Shore power socket & plug
Earth leakage protection
Shore power isolation transformer - (Mastervolt Mass GI 3.5)
Navigation lights (red& green)
The yacht is adequately lighted throughout with fixtures designed particularly adapted for marine use and for the location in which they are installed.
Battery charge/consumption display.
Fuel capacity is 215Ltr
Currently water capacity is reduced with custom built 18L racing tank.
Hot water capacity - 30Ltr
Black water capacity - 30Ltr
Water tank could be 218 liters tomorrow with addition of the bladder water tank from the spares shed.
Fuel tank level display
Fresh water tank level display
Waste water tank level display
Safety: (Largely CAT 1 compliant, but owner gives no guarantee's of this)
Chartplotter near each wheel
Irridium sat phone
Liferaft 12 man cannister (service until 2022)
Lifejackets x 12
Tethers x 12
Jackstays x 2
Portable manual bilge pump
Horse shoe buoy with MOB light
MOB retrieval & recovery kit
Battery powered emergency navigation lights
Shore power cable
Anti-fouling redone every season, last painted with international Micron 350 October 2019. With plans for it to be stripped and hard racing anti fouling on for the remainder of the RORC 2020 season.
Both rudders removed and bearings inspected Feb 2020 prior to C600.
"PATA NEGRA" is a Marc Lombard IRC 46 design, that was a custom build specifically for the owners requirements.
Offshore capable - High performing - Manageable handling - IRC/ORCi potent.
She was launched in 2016 and built by CSC Composites in Turkey who have many successes to their name.
Built off a female mould to ensure accurate tolerances and weight of build as light as possible.
BUILD REGULATION: EC – ISO 12217-2
LOA: 15.280 m
HULL LENGTH:13.880 m
LWL: 11.770 m
BOA : 4.290 m
FORE FREE-BOARD:1.520 m
DISPLACEMENT (empty boat): 7.1t (IRC displacement)
DISPLACEMENT MAX (8 pax + 2 crew): 9.5 t
DRAUGHT (/DWL): 2.600 m
AIR DRAUGHT: 21.460 m
BUILDER: CSC Composites, Turkey.
IRC 2020: 1.161 TCC
HULL: Composite E Glass Bi/Quad axial
DECK: Composite E Glass Bi/Quad axial
INTERNAL STRUCTURE: Composite E Glass Bi/Quad axial
The keel is made of cast lead with a steel fabricated head to bolt the assembly to the hull bottom.
An epoxy fairing is applied over the keel to refine the shape using reference templates.
The total weight is approximately 3600kg (3400kg of cast lead).in a single straight fin with no bulb.
The twin rudders are built in composite in a female mould (machined 3D wooden plug).
The rudder stocks are built in stainless steel HR F16PH grade, double tapered.
The bearing are self aligned type..
Steering linked to a Jaffa car and adjustable rudder bars for tuning the toe of the rudders when racing.
Rudder stocks arms and connection bar are in aluminium.
One spare rudder blade.
Engine serviced annually since new.
Running rigging replaced when required - some new halyards in 2020.
Hull is faired and anti fouled every season, sometimes twice annually.
Some impressive victories to her name including;
1st in Class and 5th Overall - RORC Caribbean 600 2020.
1st Overall - Round Britain and Ireland race 2018.
2nd in Class and 5th Overall - Rolex Fastnet Race 2017.
1st Overall - Antigua to Bermuda 2017.
Sailing/Racing Data - NKE Marine electronics.
SL 50 MAXI MULTIFUNTIONS - mast base displays x 4
Black finish mast support for 4 MAXI SL 50 displays
Vertical CARBO WIND mast head unit
Vertical carbowind sensor mast's base plate
Wind sensor mast cable
ULTRASONIC speedo sensor
Through hull fitting for ultrasonic sensor
Sounder sensor and through hull fitting
Interfacing module for speedo/sounder sensors NKE
Auto Pilot info;
MULTIGRAPHIC displays cockpit and navigation station x 3
Pilot course computer GYROPILOTE
Rudder reference unit NKE
Jefa drive module for clutch
Option TWS and SOG for GYRO
Mini Gyro compas REGATA NKE
Bus interfacing module for compas REGATTA
90-60-247 gyropilot wirelless remote control
Routage program TZ NAVIGATOR
Fixed P BOXCORE 4-D Core I5 8G sodimm DRR3 SSD 120G BT+ wifi/Windows 7
17'' MC17L LED LCD TFT 12V Monitor
Converter MAGIC 12/12 - 20A
Sat coms: fleet broadband Cobham sailor 150 dome mounted at the transom links WiFi to the boat and also to the boats laptop via ethernet.
Deck - main hardware (Harken and Spinlock throughout)
2 x halyards winches ST50.2 (piano) on each side of the aft coach roof - Upgraded to PONTOS 50's for easier handling.
2 x primary winches B55.2 STR : Genoa and Spinnaker sheet
2 x secondary winches ST 50.2 : Mainsheet (German sheet type) and backstay tuning lines.
Large mainsail traveller fitted in cockpit.
2 transverse Genoa track on coachroof for foresail trimming
12 Spinlock Clutches XCS 10/12mm
5 Spinlock Clutches XX 10/12mm
5 deck hatches (lewmar type, 1 x Z54, 4x Z20)
6 opening portlights (lewmar type Z3)
Antel closing deck cleats.
Engine - Yanmar 4JH57-SD60
Propellor - Gori 475 x 330
1 bow pulpit + 3 stern pulpits SS steel
1 Spare pulpit
12 stanchions SSteel
1 Hatch canopy
4 Rope bags
4 Mug holders
Plotters by helm
Passarelle doubles as aft bench
Cockpit table in floor – removable for racing
Liferaft stowage aft of helms
Gas bottles locker.
Wheels – carbon construction with black foam covers
All Pontos and Harken deck gear serviced regularly as you would imagine with a full time boat captain along with a supply of spares.
Blocks for all control lines and sheets are all of the Harken Black magic aluminium category - all new since Feb 2019.
Constrictor clutches on Main, outhaul and Jib halyards, spinlock conventional clutches on everything else. Spares in the boats storage for all.
"Pata Negra" is fitted with a 2-spreader carbon mast and carbon boom from Axxon.
She has a deck stepped configuration for maintaining full hull integrity offshore.
Mast tube length: 19.50 m
Mast Section: 235x130
Boom tube length: 6.10 m with 3 reef for main sail (Lazy jacks on rope track will be provided)
The mast is equipped with two pairs of spreaders and a Harken type aluminium mast track with cars.
The rigging is stainless steel rod Nitronic 50 for laterals only.
The fore stay is setup to take jib hanks.
Removable inner composite fore stay, with hydraulic ram located in anchor locker.
The back stay is composite (Vectran / Dyneema type)
The bowsprit (new in 2018) is built in carbon fibre + epoxy resin single skin laminate.
The bowsprit is easily dis-mountable with 4 bolts to take off.
Total length is 2m, and weight is approximately 10 kg.
A full set of running rigging is supplied with the boat, as well as a various, older spares.
Reef lines, 2 mast head spinnaker halyards, fractional halyard and both tack lines all replaced Feb 2020.
All sheets and halyards are Marlow Grand Prix line with polyester technora blend cover.
The rig maintenance has been managed by All spars rigging in the UK since 2017.
Each season the rig has been unstepped and inspected.
Most recently, diagonal shrouds, back stay and all turn buckle terminations were replaced this year.
All sails regularly serviced by North or Doyle lofts.
M1 Jul-17 North Sails 3Di Endurance 780
M2 Aug-19 Doyle Sails Dacron 8.88 (used for Transat race only)
J2A Jul-17 North Sails 3Di Endurance 780
J2C Jul-19 Doyle Sails Stratis, 17698DPI
J2B Jul-19 North Sails Sport Xi Aramid
J3A North Sails Grey 3Di
J3B Mar-18 North Sails 3Di Endurance 760
A0A Jun-18 North Sails Code Xi
A0B Jan-16 Ultimate Sails ZL08
A2A Jul-17 Ultimate Sails 0.75 Superkote Contender
A2B Feb-20 Doyle Sails Superkote 75 (Feb 2020 - used one regatta)
A4A Jan-18 North Sails Superlite Kote SK130
A4B Jul-17 Ultimate Sails
A4C Jan -20 Doyle Sails Superlite Kote SK150 (Used once in C600)
A5A Jan-16 Ultimate Sails 0.9oz 32g Nylon
A5B 2019 North Sails (one season use - v good condition)
JTA Jul-17 Ultimate Sails
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