Palpatine - Stimson IRC 42

Boat Year: 2007

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“Palpatine” is a performance racer/cruiser and suitable for both the inshore and offshore race circuit. She is fully equipped for events such as the Fastnet Race and Round Britain & Ireland Race. Her sail wardrobe suits all conditions and she sleeps ten across an open cabin. We have equipped her for Trans Atlantic sailing and racing. "Palpatine" works both sides of the Atlantic with our race teams and Ocean Yachtmaster candidates. She will race under IRC with a total of 11 crew and under CSA with a total crew of 12.

This yacht was built for racing and does not have many of the creature comforts that are on board our out and out cruising yachts. The galley is designed for cooking at sea, she has a three burner hob and oven. Refrigeration is limited. There is a large heads on board. The saloon and quarter berths/bunks are open plan and there is no saloon table (or cockpit table) on board. There are 10 berths/pipe cots, fitted with lee cloths. Above decks the yacht is twin wheel with a large open transom. The yacht can be rigged with asymmetric spinnakers (making use of a detachable 1m prod) or symmetric spinnakers (with an articulated dip pole). She provides a livley and exciting ride and is not for the faint hearted! For ocean racing she is equipped with a sat phone and solid state navigation PC.


Length Overall (LOA):12.86m (42') plus the prod
Maximum Persons:12
Number of Berths:10
Number of Cabins:3
Number of Heads:1
Engine:Yanmar 3JH4E Diesel, Sail Drive, Folding Prop

Racing stats & Sail Wardrobe

IRC Rating:1.094
ISAF Category:Cat 1
Cruising Mainsail:2014 (One Sails)
Cruising Headsails:2014 (One Sails) & 2008 (North Sails)
Race Sails:2015 (One Sails Millennium J3) & 2014 (One Sails Millennium Main, J2, J4)
Spinnakers:2015 (One Sails A2) & 2014 (One Sails A3, S2, S4)
Instruments:Raymarine Tack Tick

Navigation Equipment & Below Decks

Computer:Solid State PC, Wireless Network & iPad
Navigation Software:Expedition
Chart Plotter:Raymarine
VHF Radio:Icom VHF & DSC
Automatic Identification System (AIS):Raymarine Transponder
Entertainment:FM Radio, CD player & MP3

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Bareboat: Bareboat Racing: Skippered Charter:
Racing Charter: Corporate/Event Charter: Offshore/Ocean Sailing:
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These are some of the events we have available for Race Charter. This list is not exhaustive, so if you do not see the event you are interested in, contact the team to discuss your requirements.

UK Events

 Trans Atlantic Events

Caribbean Events

Please call the office on 02380 231 122 or e-mail for more information, or to make a booking.

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