[ AEOLOS P30 ]
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Works the AEOLOS P30 under IRC?
We have access to several hundred IRC certificates and have done an approximation by comparing the IRC rating with the ORC rating, if they have both.
The reason is, that the keel produces a lot of righting moment when heeled, and if the hull is optimized for heeling it means a lot more speed. Nearly all competitors have be be sailed upright … but this Aeolos P30 not. It´s very well balanced with from 0-35 degrees heel. The sails are optimized for this purpose. The flying jib is a awful weapon, also under ORC.
For example the IRC rules leads to silly iron keels without bulb, which is a pity. It´s only a matter of time if this become corrected again. But with this boat it´s easy to produce an additional IRC keel, that can be changed against an normal T-keel in less than one hour.
Speed is still your friend in any rating game.
Why is the AEOLOS P30 comfortable?
During sailing and racing the boat is very comfortable. Comfort during racing is the ability to rejuvenate in bad weather. This boat is designed for heeling, so the keel weight works well. At leat no new idea, the Danish BB10m, designed in 1976, is still a superfast boat and it´s comfortable. I done single hand sailing on the BB10 and the Farr280, and learned that you can win with the Farr280 if you are very well trained.
If you can sleep well on your boat, you will be able to push it harder.
What is the reason for the batmobil-like roof form?
Form follows function. The roof has low wind resistance and keeps the water out of the cockpit. With the farr280 we had so much spray downwinds, we sailed in drysuits. One reason, why Hans Genthe won the single hand race silverrudder 2018 with up to 40knots of wind was the offshore drysuit.
Why is the AEOLOS P30 so light?
Weight is the most important factor for speed and fun. A light boat is planing easily, and will be fast in light wind, too. Most other boats are heavy because they fit more easy in the rating rules and the boats are able to offer a lot of comfort when staying in the harbor.
We don´t want to follow marketing driven design or rating trends with this boat. Sure, the rating issues will be optimized, but not on the cost of hull performance. The ORC rule become better and better, and it means producing waste if you produce a rule breaker.
Why is a single rudder better than a double rudder?
A double rudder can be a huge advantage under certain conditions. Can be, but ...
Our intention is to have a long lasting fast allround hull design for a short and medium distance racer and typical Baltic Sea and Solent conditions - windspeeds 12-16 knots average. Due to the exisiting calculations that means a single rudder and a close eye on wetted surface ...
If you are sailing a double rudder, the surface area of the appendixes are changing more than with a single rudder, because upright you have the area of two rudders in the water. This means a double rudder boat more lee helm upright and that´s a big disadvantage in light air and upwind, you have less lift. If you are sailing downwind in heavy wind (25knot and more), it´s a little better for the double rudder.
Is the mast-laying device designed for raising the mast by one person?
Yes. The mast can be easily lifted by one person. The running backstays are mounted on the vertical outer carbon tubes at the same height as the mast base. This way there is no wobbling during the whole process. The carbon tubes are attached to the existing padeyes forward down/back down. The lateral pressure wind through a cross tube into the mast foot. Therefore there is no slack in the whole system. The tubes simply slot into each other so that they fit into the trailer box or boot or, if you are not racing, into the boat.
Is the idea behind the engine pod provision that it would remain in the water?
No, you should remove the motor before you start racing. The boat is up to 0,4knots faster in light air without the resistance. You can keep the motor in the water for crusing.