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HYS One Ton Cup

The boat’s owner, Peter Morton, said: “The fleet was incredibly close, there were seconds in it.” These FAST 40+ CLASS are highly technical and powerful boats, so in competitions like this the crews and the gear need to operate flawlessly.

The original carbon mast was a two-piece section designed to make containerised transport easier and weighed 240kg, including the rod rigging. Changing to an ultra-high modulus spar of much smaller section, along with Future Fibres’s ECsix carbon standing rigging, has reduced that weight by one-third. This has improved stability – like sailing without an extra crew member perched on the second spreader.

The boat’s owner, Peter Morton, said: “The fleet was incredibly close, there are seconds in it.” These fast 40s are highly technical and powerful boats, so in competitions like this the crews and the gear need to operate flawlessly, and we’re delighted that the top four boats all relied on Future Fibres rigging to help deliver that competitive advantage.