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Krakatoa II

Krakatoa II

 

 

The first Pogo class 40 in Australia, Krakatoa II is part of an explosive class, which is taking Europe by storm. Designed as a stepping stone between a Mini 6.5 and the Open 60s, the class 40 is a fast seaworthy boat that is suitable for short handed sailing. Likened to a 40 foot version of a VO60, it carries 750 litres of water ballast each side which provides the required stability to carry the enormous sail area.

Not built to perform under IRC handicap, the boat should be a strong contender in the PHS Division and amongst the fast 40 footers for line honours in this size range. Krakatoa II finished 4th in PHS Division A in the 2007 Rolex Sydney Hobart and fifth in PHS Division in the Audi Sydney Gold Coast 2008.

 

Competitor Details

Yacht Name Krakatoa II
Sail Number 55555
Owner Rod Skellet
Crew C Pritchard, J Ogilvie, J Streeter, D Lowe, P Hurney, M Hunter, S Wheelhouse, E Hyde
State NSW
Club CYCA
Type Pogo 40
Designer Groupe Finot
Builder Stuctures Naval France
Construction GRP
LOA 12.18
Beam 4.5
Draft 3.0