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FIRST SAILING TEST A35

FIRST SAILING TEST A35

Le A35 2013 N°1 est à l’eau depuis la semaine dernière à La Trinité sur Mer. Les premiers bords sous voiles ont permis à Cyrille Legloahec de confirmer que le bateau est raide, réactif à la barre et performant. Le bateau sera disponible aux essais clients à partir du 15 Janvier.
A27: SAIL's Best Boats 2014 Performance Monohull (30ft and under)

A27: SAIL's Best Boats 2014 Performance Monohull (30ft and under)

By Sail Staff • Posted: Nov 21, 2013

If you’re looking for a sub-30-foot IRC sportboat, the Archambault 27 could be your ticket. This athletic-looking racer features a plumb bow with a slightly upturned knuckle just above the waterline, a hard chine, hiking wings, and a planing-friendly undercarriage than transitions into beamy, equally planing-friendly stern sections. The boat’s towering deck-stepped aluminum rig (a carbon-fiber mast is available) supports a large mainsail and fractional blade jib, while a retractable sprit pole and circular foredeck hatch allow for easy A-sail gybes, sets and douses. (A standard symmetrical spinnaker can also be flown off a pole attached to a fixed ring on the mast, providing yet more tactical choices on downwind legs.)

The boat’s spacious cockpit provides plenty of room for the crew and includes a number of go-fast features, such as a flush-deck traveler situated abaft the rudderpost, a pair of foot braces exactly where you’d want them, and a tiller and extension that together provide the helmsman with an excellent feel for how the boat is passing through the water. A clever “pod” located between the foot braces consolidates the mainsheet (which includes both gross and fine tune), the backstay adjustment and traveller controls so that they are all within easy reach of the helm. The pod should also help to encourage good onboard communications between the driver and the mainsheet trimmer.

The Archambault 27’s hull and deck are polyester-infused fiberglass, and include a central lifting point that allows for easy dry sailing. Interestingly, the boat is available with two distinctly different keel and rudder combinations: a standard version that matches a conventional cast-iron fin and bulb with a single high-aspect spade rudder; and a shoal-draft version with a hydraulically controlled centerboard and dual blades aft.

The boat’s narrow-waisted doghouse ensures clean sight lines, and its minimalist interior keeps the boat’s displacement lean while still allowing for some overnight work or limited cruising. A drain-only sink enables some barebones cooking, while an optional gimbaled stove can be spec’d to provide hot meals aboard this sharp-looking little racer with a twist.

A31 BATISTYL CHAMPION IRC UNCL 2013

A31 BATISTYL CHAMPION IRC UNCL 2013

Cyrille Legloahec et son équipage gagne la finale des Champions IRC UNCL 2013 au Havre

1er A31 BATISTYL

2ème A40RC GLEN ELLEN V

4ème A35 HEY JO

5ème A35 PLAISANCE DUNKERQUE

10ème A35 PRIME-TIME

A35 WINNER AT HONG KONG

A35 WINNER AT HONG KONG

12 au 14 Octobre 2013

Nous avons eu un festival Archambault ce week- end à la St Regis China Coast Regatta avec 6 bateaux Archambault ont participé et dominé largement la classe IRC class 2.

1er A35 Red Kite II

2ème A40 RC Seawolf

4ème A40 RC Sell Side Dream

8ème A35 Dexter II

10ème A35 Andiamo

13ème A40 RC Avant-garde

Anthony Root a à nouveau dominé la flotte avec Red Kite II.

http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/2013CCRResults.

U.S. SAILBOAT SHOW 2013 ANNAPOLIS

U.S. SAILBOAT SHOW 2013 ANNAPOLIS

10-14 Octobre 2013 - DOCK F2

Toute l’équipe FORUM MARINE notre importateur aux Etats Unis, est sur le ponton pour présenter en avant-première l’A27.

410-263-3406 • www.forummarine.com

A31 WINNER AT SAINT TROPEZ

A31 WINNER AT SAINT TROPEZ

L’A31 CARRINDUS est le vainqueur des Voiles de Saint Tropez 2013 en classe IRC E. Cyrille LEGLOAHEC, son skipper, a su contenir tous les prétendants à la victoire en s’adjugeant deux places de premiers sur 4 manches devant 35 bateaux.

Félicitations et remerciements à tous les équipages des Bateaux Archambault participant à cette grande manifestation nautique (3 A31, 5 A35, 4 A40, 1 M34).

A35 WINNER AT SAN FRANCISCO

A35 WINNER AT SAN FRANCISCO

Bonjour Gilles, Merci beaucoup for your very nice note, which is thrilling to receive. In fact, this was Mirhtmaker's second Big Boat Series, having participated in the regatta in 2011, to take third place. We were close to winning two years ago, but were protested on sketchy grounds and DSQ'd from one of the races. But this time around, the boat was firing on all cylinders. Here is a more detailed report: Conditions were absolutely perfect for the four day event, sailed under sunny skies and warm, moderate breezes that filled in nicely each afternoon. IRC D division consisted of six closely-matched, extremely well-sailed boats- each highly optimized for IRC racing. The competition included a Sydney 36, a J-120, an Elan 40, an IMX 38 and a First 40.7. Highlighting the rating accuracy of the IRC rule, corrected finish times during the regatta were fantastically close in our division- averaging only 4 minutes between the first boat to finish, and the last. Flawless sailing was the order of each day, as any small mistake would be immediately costly. Over the four day period, each competitor seemed to have its own special moment, when it owned one of the legs or exhibited a burst of exceptional pace. Winds turned light on Saturday, our most difficult day. The boat felt oddly sluggish, and we finished the day with a 3rd and a 4th.This suggested that we needed to take a closer look at the rig. Indeed, the rig had not been dynamically tuned in several months, and it was determined that added rake would be the solution. Rigger and professional sailor (and native of New Caledonia) Roland Brun worked tirelessly throughout the regatta to make sure Mirthmaker was always in top shape. He and the crew worked on the rig after racing, while other competitors hit the beer tent. The margin for error going into the last race was thin. Although on top of the leaderboard, Mirthmaker needed to stay ahead of the surging Sydney 36 Encore, which had come on strong in the later stages of the regatta, and seemed to have all the momentum going into the final race, with the promise of winning a Rolex timepiece. This 18 miles tour of the San Francisco Bay, including a 3 miles leg west of the Golden Gate Bridge and into the Pacific Ocean, was sailed in a pleasant 10-12 knot breeze, and flat water. The extra effort the previous evening paid off: Mirthmaker found a dominant pace, coming across the finish line in front of the St. Francis YC race deck in first place, boat for boat, to the lovely sound of a shotgun blast. How sweet that was! Mirthmaker's Big Boat Series project was headed by prominent local yachtsman and the current commodore of the San Francisco Yacht Club, Tad Lacey, sailing in his 38th consecutive Big Boat Series. Tad steered the boat with a steady, experienced hand, with tactical calls made by another prominent yachtsman and former local sailor, Dee Smith. The rest of the crew was a handpicked group of local all-stars sailors, who- with fantastic teamwork and spirit- were able to get the only A35 in the U.S. to show the full potential and beauty of the design. Acquiring my A35 was an extraordinarily difficult undertaking- demonstrated by the fact (which I find astonishing) that so far, I believe I am the only American sailor to have imported one of these boats into this country; but it was the best thing I have ever done. It has surpassed all my expectations, and I honestly believe I have one of the nicest sailboats of its class, in the country. I wish Archambault every success at the Annapolis Boat Show, and for the future. Gilles- if you find yourself in San Francisco again, it would be an honor and a pleasure to meet you- I would love to buy you a beer at the St. Francis Yacht Club, where we can drink a toast to the nicest line of sailboats in the world! Yours faithfully, Kirk Denebeim
GRAND PAVOIS DE LA ROCHELLE

GRAND PAVOIS DE LA ROCHELLE

Rendez-vous à La Rochelle sur nos bateaux pendant le Grand Pavois du 25 au 30 septembre. 2 modèles seront exposés: le A40RC CUSTOM, bateau construit "sur mesure" pour un client qui souhaite naviguer en équipage réduit avec du confort et le A31 "Voilier de l'Année IRC". Présentation des plans, photos et maquette de nos 2 nouveautés 2013-2014 : A35 et A13.
A13

A13

Les outillages du A13 sont commencés. Les modèles de coque et pont sont en construction, la finalisation de l'accastillage et des aménagements intérieurs sont en cours. Mise à l'eau du premier bateau: Printemps 2014.
FESTIVAL DE LA PLAISANCE A  CANNES

FESTIVAL DE LA PLAISANCE A CANNES

Rendez-vous au salon de Cannes qui se déroule du 10 au 15 septembre. Toute notre équipe sera heureuse de vous y recevoir.
TRANSLEMANIQUE EN SOLITAIRE

TRANSLEMANIQUE EN SOLITAIRE

Philippe Raphoz est le grand vainqueur en temps compensé toutes classes sur son A27 de la 40°édition devant 87 participants. François Sechaud finit 5ème de sa classe avec son A27. http://www.translemanique.ch
A40RC CUSTOM

A40RC CUSTOM

Le A40RC CUSTOM navigue à Noirmoutier. Equipé d'une quille courte, de bi-safrans, d'un mât carbone, le bateau est adapté pour une navigation en équipage réduit tout en gardant de belles performances. L'intérieur a été traité à la demande du client avec une cabine propriétaire, une douche isolée, une salle de d'eau complémentaire et des aménagements de confort (convertisseur 220V, four à micro-ondes, frigo, lecteur DVD, chauffage,.... Le guindeau électrique, le propulseur d'étrave, la plage arrière pour recevoir l'annexe ont été installés pour le confort. Le bateau sera exposé au prochain Grand Pavois de La Rochelle.
COWES DINARD

COWES DINARD

Michel Péretié avec son A40 Stamina III a dominé en IRC2. Le skipper avoue qu’il fallait de la détermination pour boucler ce parcours, mais son équipage n’a jamais pensé à renoncer pour ajouter une très belle victoire à son palmarès. Félicitations!
GRAND PRIX DU CROUESTY

GRAND PRIX DU CROUESTY

Cyrille LEGLOAHEC et son équipage ont remporté le Grand Prix du Crouesty sur leur A31 BATISTYL en gagnant 4 des 8 courses. Félicitations à tout l'équipage.
LE TOUR DU MONDE EN SOLITAIRE SANS ASSISTANCE

LE TOUR DU MONDE EN SOLITAIRE SANS ASSISTANCE

Alain Delord, navigateur français engagé dans un tour du monde sans escale à bord d'un A35 avait fait naufrage le Vendredi 18 Janvier dans l'océan Pacifique, à quelque 440 milles nautiques dans le Sud-Sud-Ouest de la Tasmanie, la terre la plus proche. Alain Delord nous écrit : Bonjour, Aujourd'hui ayant repris le dessus c'est avec plaisir que je lis votre message et je vous en remercie. Je me suis fait plaisir avec l'A 35 durant ce demi-tour du monde, j'ai été enchanté par le comportement sain du bateau qui a passé les 11 premières dépressions avec panache, les dépressions normales : 35/45 nœuds. Prendre 70 nœuds c'est autre chose surtout dans ce quartier et aucun bateau n'aurait résisté… Bref, je suis content d'apprendre que vous allez reprendre la fabrication de ce modèle. Je vous souhaite pleins de bonnes choses à vous et au chantier. Cordialement, Alain Delord