VIDEO: Pac52 Class Revealed
Published on March 22nd, 2017
A new sailing class is hitting the West coast of the U.S in 2017. The Pac52 is a 52-foot monohull sailboat which uses a carbon fiber hull built out of a latest generation TP52 hull mold. Each boat is fitted with a carbon fiber mast, boom, carbon fiber rigging and a fixed steel keel fin with a lead bulb. With a spartan interior, they have basic accommodations for coastal and offshore sailing. The single rudder can be either tiller or wheel steered. The class will race in a one design format, without any rating or time allowance. This is accomplished with a Box rule which utilizes the ORR Measurement system to equalize the boats.