A Class – Sir Percy
Length overall: 1940mm (79 inches), Weight: 12.4kg (27.28 lbs), Sail Area: 1287 sq / inches as per the certificate formula
This is a light weight A-Class design from David Hollom weighing 12.4Kg, which was launched in 2014. The ‘Sir Percy’ design yacht has the same characteristics of his previous championship winning design ‘HardTack’. However, the overall hull form of ‘Sir Percy’ is much smaller in volume in comparison. The reduced displacement does make the fully completed yacht a lot easier to handle when getting in and out of the water.
‘Sir Percy’ Hull Kits
Kits come in the form of a part completed yacht, ready for the installation of the rig and radio equipment. All the moulding work is complete with deck fittings installed. The radio pot is fitted with a plate to accept two standard servo’s. (Rudder and Trim Tab). A winch mounting plate next to the mast is also installed and is ready to accept an RMG winch. There is a sheeting installed and fed through all the deck eyes and pulleys. The hulls are constructed using Carbon / Kevlar as an inner layer with carbon on the outer. Moulding is done using the vacuum bag technique. This type of construction method forms a light but robust hull. Deck beams and other internal structures are also made in carbon, with localised reinforcement applied in certain areas of the hull.
It is recommended for skippers to choose their own supplier especially if they wish to keep within a budget. There are various specialists who supply carbon tube and components for the rig required for Sir Persy. It becomes a personal choice of how many sails you wish to use, but generally 3 suits of sails will provide a skipper with a starting point. If the skipper wishes to employ more sails, then the most suitable configuration is as follows.
A – Full size mainsail and jib using lightweight sail cloth.
A2 – (Flat Mainsail) using heavier sail cloth with a full size jib.
B – Reduced size sails using a heavier sail cloth.
Storm Suit – Smallest Sails (Optional).
Whichever supplier of sails you choose, the quality of the carbon mast is of paramount importance. If your choosing to build your own rig using a kit, ensure you follow the instructions carefully from the rig supplier.
Sir Percy Hull Kits FROM £1450
The hull kit will come in the form of a part completed yacht, ready for the installation of the rig and radio equipment. The hull, deck, rudder, fin box and other internal parts, including the bumper are all fitted to the hull. Deck fittings and rudder are also included. The lead ballast is fitted to the fin but is removable when not sailing.
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