4 races - 4 double handed winners
class40 - The skippers
Seventeen nations are represented and more than 20 architects from around the world have worked on different boats to find the best compromises within this “box rule”, where the length cannot exceed 12.19 metres, the beam 4.50 metres, the hull draught 3.00 meters, the weight 4,500kg and the upwind sail area 115 m2. In 12 years, the Class40 has evolved well: the spirit remains as convivial as ever and its members are showing an increasingly professional approach.
Combining skippers from all walks of life: Figaro, IMOCA, Mini 6.50, but also enlightened enthusiasts, the Class40 has become an essential part of offshore racing, allowing a wider range of people to have access to great sailing careers and others to achieve their offshore dreams.
Its diversity is reflected in its international list, its pro-am mission and its female teams. It has a long race calendar and includes all the prestigious French or foreign transoceanic races.
Maximum length: 12.19m (40 feet)
Maximum beam: 4.50m
Maximum hull draught: 3.00m
Air draught: 19.00m
Maximum ballast: 1,500 litres
Maximum upwind sail area: 115m2
Maximum of three appendages, fixed keels, carbon is forbidden in the hulls, fixed carbon masts, maximum of eight sails.