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Abby Sunderland's Boat - Wild Eyes

Team Abby has chosen the Open 40 sailboat as the vessel of choice for Abby's solo, non-stop circumnavigation. The Open 40 was specifically designed for single-handed sailing in the Southern Ocean. It has the benefit of both speed and safety necessary to navigate the conditions Abby will experience in the Southern Ocean.

VESSEL PARTICULARS:

Name: WILD EYES

Designer: Jutson Yacht design, Australia

Builder: A.S.A. Yachts PTY, Australia

Model: Open 40, solo

Built: 2001

LOA: 40' / 12.19m

Beam: 11.21' / 3.41m

Displacement: 7407 lbs. / 3360 Kg.

Ballast: 2094 lbs / 950 Kg.

Tonnage: 16 Gross, 15 Net

Engines: Yanmar - 18hp

HULL, DECK and CABIN
E Glass with Kevlar reinforcement built to IMOCA standards
5 Watertight Compartments with Stern Escape Hatch and Crash Bulkead
Port and Starboard 750 liter Water Ballast Tanks
Keel Trim Tab for Upwind Optimization
Fixed Keel Strut with T Bulb
Galley to Starboard with Propane Stove with Burner, Stainless Steel Sink, Ice Box

MAST and RIGGING
Carbon Spar, Triple Spreader, Stainless Rod Rigging, Jack Mast Stepping System
Anderson Winches
Fredericksen Turning and Fairlead Blocks
Spinlock Clutchs
ProFurl Roller Furling System for Genoas and Staysails
Lazy Jacks

ELECTRONICS
Full Centerline Amidship Navigation Suites with Full Compliment of Electronics for Trans Oceanic Sailing
12 Volt DC and 110 Volt AC Electrical Systems
Battery Parallel Switch
3 Batteries
Inverter
Solar Panels
Two Wind Generators
Two Coursemaster CM850i Hydraulic Autopilots with remote
Deck Mounted and Below Deck Repeaters and Control Heads (includes remote)
Built in Computer Monitor and CPU in Navigation Suite
Raytheon Radar and Chart Plotter
Thrane & Thrane Sailor 250
Permanent SAT Phone Antenna
2 Below Deck Rudder Mounted Hydraulic Auto Pilots (CourseMaster)
Control Heads (with windvane mode)
Fully Integrated with GPS
ICOM M710 SSB Radion and Antenna
Horizon Intrepid VHF and Handheld VHF
Energy Monitor and Controller
BilgAlarm, BA4R-4W, Four Sensor Bilge Alarm System

SAILS
2010 UK Halsey Spectra/Carbon Tape Drive with double-sided taffeta Main
2010 UK Halsey Spectra/Carbon Tape Drive with double-sided taffeta Genoa
Code 0
Storm Jib
2010 UK Halsey Spectra/Carbon Tape Drive with double-sided taffeta Stay Sail
All with Individual Custom Socks

MISCELLANEOUS
Custom Carbon Emergency Rudder and Tiller Cassette
Custom Cradle
Pressure Fresh Water
Hand Held Shower
Diesel Heater
Two Anchors and rode / chain
2 Fresh Water Tanks

COMMENTS
As " BTC Velocity " she sailed in and completed the Around Alone 2002 finishing 2nd
2005 and 2007 Bermuda 1-2 (2007 Finished 2nd)


 
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