IOM – Rubix
LOA 1000mm Beam 185mm Minimum Displacement 4kgs
The launch of the RUBIX in 2015 was a clear step up in ambition, to compete at the very top level of the International One Meter (IOM) class. Using the theme of my previous design ‘Shiraz’ and reducing the beam significantly, we have made every effort to improve performance in light wind conditions, but trying not to drop performance across the wind speed bracket. The main feature of RUBIX is the hard chine that runs from the transom, along the hull line to the bow. The shape of the hull, allows the waterline length to extend quickly as the yacht heels. Additionally, the chine grips the water minimizing any further sideways motion. Therefore, RUBIX has great pointing ability when sailing to windward. This is also assisted by the rig being positioned as low as practical within a well, built in the mid-sections of the deck. RUBIX has improved downwind performance because of the fuller sections within the forward part of the canoe body. Including the flare at the bow, makes the hull more resistant to ‘Nose Diving’ during the downwind leg of the course. The sleek lines of the foredeck direct the airflow to the rig. Additionally, it’s important to keep the rig as close to the deck as possible which aids to maximum sailing performance.
Radio Pot Assembly
RUBIX can be configured to support the RMG and other types of sail winches. Depending upon the winch, rudder servo, receiver and batteries are all encompassed within the radio pot. If using an RMG the rudder servo is installed outside the pot in a tray to the rear. This gives more space inside the pot for the RX. Additionally when using an RMG we recommend using a ‘left hand’ 32mm self tensioning drum, easy to set up and very reliable.
It is recommended for skippers to choose their own rig supplier, especially if they wish to keep within a budget. There are various specialists who supply components for the rigs required for the RUBIX. It becomes a personal choice but which ever supplier of rigs or kits you choose, ensure you follow the instructions carefully.
Rubix Hull Kits FROM £995
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 are installed, the keel, ballast and rudder are also painted and included. A full sheeting line fed through the pulleys is installed with plenty of cord for you to attach to the booms. Your winch and rudder servo can be installed if you supply them.