Our competition 49er, GBR 940, is now for sale. We’ve used her for only a few big events, and trained in GBR 653 for all of last year and some of this year. she has been VERY lightly sailed from new. Here is some more information:
Just over two years old but has been lightly used before we bought it (Dave Hall from Ovington owned it before from new and used it only a few times). It has only really been event sailed as we used our training but for non-tuning based practice for most of last year. It’s hardly been used this year, only doing one week long regatta (Kiel Week) and the nationals (3 days). Apart from that it has been trained in most weekends this year, but we’d be the first to admit we haven’t sailed it enough! Therefore, it’s still in excellent condition, and in much better condition than what we bought it in. Compared to the other boats in this price range, (all squad boats and heavily used and abused), 940 is a peach of a boat and is very, very pacey when you lock in the right settings.
The asking price is £8200. For this price you get a boat absolutely race rigged and tuned with all the kit. As we’re moving boats, we’ll throw in all our spare kit that we wouldn’t normally sell with the boat (compass bracket, spare tillers and loads more), and we have about two of everything! The sails that come with are two good sets of main, jib and spinnaker, the best set are very race worthy. Also, our foils are brand new this year, used for one event and in great condition, and are of the new style.
There’s one mast and a spare new top section, and two booms. Carbon tiller extensions, under and over covers, launching trolley, boat breaker and mast bag included as well. Basically the whole shooting match, all ready to race and tuned.
Lastly, we’d happily include in the price a “starter kit” of tuning advice and rig settings, and a day of us coaching you to get you up to speed as soon as possible (on the south coast Southampton area)