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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
Skipper Rod Skellet
Crew C Pritchard, J Ogilvie, J Streeter, D Lowe, P Hurney, M Hunter, S Wheelhouse, E Hyde
State NSW
Type Pogo 40
Designer Groupe Finot
Builder Stuctures Naval France
Construction GRP
LOA 12.18
Beam 4.5
Draft 3.0