El primer S33 va al agua



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domingo 14 de agosto de 2011

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Después de 9 meses de gestación, el primer S 33 One Design salio del Astillero. En noviembre del 2010, el estudio Soto empiezo la concepción de este racer nueva generación. El programa era simple; todo lo mejor por un precio mas que acotado. Un trabajo en equipo entre el estudio de diseño; Soto Acebal Naval Architects, el astillero; Martinoli Marine, los promotores de la clase y los proveedores permitió de dar luz a un barco que tiene todo lo que se hace de mejor sin que el precio se dispare. Por memoria, el S 33 One Design, tiene; casco y cubierta de sándwich vidrio / Core Cell por infusión de epoxi, pala de quilla y timón de carbono, los dos se levantan para traslado, bulbo de plomo maquinado, mástil, botavara y botalón retráctil de King Composite de carbono, jarcia fija de Easyrigging de PBO, buje de timón Jefa, molinetes y herrajes de maniobra Harken, Jarcia móvil de Gottifredi Maffioli, tambucho, stopper y stick de Lewmar, vang rigido de Boomkicker, instrumental de Tacktick, motor retráctil de Mercury, y además contamos con los productos de Plastimo, Perko, Carmas Composites, y mucho mas que creyeron en el proyecto y nos acompañaron durante todo el proceso de concepción y realización.

AC45 Green Comm al detalle





El argentino Agustín Zabalua, integrante del equipo

Instrumental presentado hace un tiempo en el blog, con los botones para “setear” el comite y la boya de largada
El instrumental que no le funcionó ayer a Spithill y que le costó la descalificación en la primer regata. Como en los viejos Copa America del 2007 se marca con una luz la penalidad correspondiente.

Vor 70 Groupama 4 pasa un nuevo test

Fuente info Groupama

2011/07/13-16h41
Groupama 4 passes her second scrutineering
Groupama in the Volvo Ocean Race

This Wednesday, Groupama 4′s second scrutineering examination was completed. After measuring the boat in every direction for nearly six days, Carlos de Beltran, the class measurer assigned by the Volvo Ocean Race organisation, is leaving Lorient. A third and final test will still be necessary to check the second mast and the sails.

“All the work carried out over the past few days has enabled us to measure Groupama 4 and ensure that her dimensions correspond with the class measurement rules imposed by the organisation” explains Luc Gellusseau, in charge of this department for Groupama sailing team.

The measurer Carlos de Beltran has gone over Groupama 4 with a fine-toothed comb to ensure she conforms to the class measurement with a view to Groupama sailing team’s arrival in Alicante, the host town for the start of the Volvo Ocean Race.
The test process undergone by Groupama 4 is long, complicated and rigorous: nothing escapes the keen eye of the class measurer! Luc Gellusseau sums up the most important stages: “The measurements carried out initially consist of checking if the mast is the right length and if its features are in line with the rules set by the Volvo Ocean Race. After that the mast is stepped and the keel is checked to see that it is of a certain depth. Following that the whole boat is weighed, to see that she doesn’t weigh less than 14 tonnes and doesn’t exceed 14.50 tonnes. Once the boat is launched the solidity of her structure is tested, along with the system for enabling the keel to be canted 40 degrees. You also check how the boat floats as that will determine the exact location of the waterline, in terms of length and height. Indeed it’s from this same line that you can determine the exact height of the mast, which mustn’t exceed 32 metres”.

Groupama 4, for those who remember, had already undergone one scrutineering session when she came out of the yard. This first visit by the measurer was necessary to finalise the construction of the boat. As such, these past few days have been an opportunity to really perform the official scrutineering. Luc Gellusseau: “We even got a series of tests done on the keel area: it mustn’t go below 4.50m, a measurement which corresponds with the maximum water draught. The boat was also lifted out onto the hard and the keel removed and weighed to check that it doesn’t weigh more than the permitted 7.4 tonnes”.
However, the work to adapt to the strict rules for the Volvo Ocean Race isn’t over yet. Before the crew can cast off for Spain, there are still a few improvements to be made on Groupama 4 and finally, one last `test’ in Alicante in the autumn, prior to the start of the crewed round the world race with stopovers.

¿Te van los refits?, lo último de Pastrovich Studio te va a gustar


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De afuera dice poco

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Pero adentro, y si te gusta la onda minimalista, gusta

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Salón de día

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Boliche de noche

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Lo último de Pastrovich Studio, un refit que soprende. ¿Ideal para fondearlo en Riachuelo todo el verano no?

El S40 Papillon ya navega en Japón

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Tony Fushimi y Javier Mendez con la maqueta del barco hecha por Astillero de Modelos
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Fuente info Longitude Yachts

Yokohama, Japan
July 10, 2011

The launch of Soto 40 #23, ‘Papillon’ was a wonderful occasion attended by all the owner’s friends and family as well as the commissioning team that was there for this auspicious event, the arrival of the first of many new Asian Soto 40s. Owner, Mr. Tony Fushimi received the blessing from the Buddhist Priest and the Australian/Asian Agent, Tim Long, had a part in the ceremony as well along with Javier Mendez from M Boats. The day was followed by a lavish lunch with Tony’s guests, crew and friends before we set off for the yacht’s first sail. 12 – 14 knots of wind. A great start to a long association with the Soto 40 and Asia. Good luck and best wishes to Tony Fushimi, ‘Papillon’ and the rest of the crew. Particular thanks to Taro, ‘Nutso’, Marcello, Trent, Chris, Edmund and the rest of the commissioning team for making the time at Seabornia Marina such a wonderful time.