Force 10 Sailing

Falcon Ocean Racing Experience


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The FALCON experience.

Welcome to the most phenomenal sailing experience ever, the thrill of Maxi Race boat sailing. The raw power and 20 knot speeds of an 80 foot carbon fiber racing machine are usually only experienced by a few elite crew, now it can be your experience too. Sailing on Falcon is seriously exciting and will be an event you will never forget.

Falcon is an eighty foot carbon fiber Maxi racing yacht originally designed to train a crew for the 2000 Americas Cup. For two years she participated in every major ocean race around the world. After a successful racing career she was retired, until now. Starting this year she will have a new life.

Falcon has recently had a major refit including a full cruising interior. This thoroughbred race boat has now become a safe and comfortable platform to experience the art of offshore sailing.

Falcon 2000


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Offshore Experience

Blue water sailing is the dream of many sailors and Force 10 Sailing is the way to gain that experience. Falcon’s two to eight day offshore voyages will provide the opportunity for you to experience the thrill of sailing a Maxi race boat while learning the art of offshore sailing.

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Specifications

COOKSON 80 MAXI RACE YACHT
DESIGNER Nelson / Marek, BUILDER Cookson New Zealand, Goetz / Newport Jointery

DIMENSIONS
LOA 80 ft, BEAM 18’1”, DRAFT 9’9”, HEIGHT 112’, WEIGHT 28 Tons

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59 North Sailing Podcast

Cary St. Onge took an ex-America's Cup training boat - an 80-foot maxi racer called 'Falcon', used for the 'Young America' team leading up to the 2000 AC - and converted it into his ideal notion of a fast cruising boat!

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Falcon 2000 Specs


COOKSON 80 MAXI RACE YACHT
DESIGNER Nelson / Marek
BUILDER Cookson New Zealand
Goetz / Newport Jointery
DIMENSIONS
LOA 80 ft
BEAM 18'1"
DRAFT 9'9"
HEIGHT 112'
WEIGHT 28 Tons
CONSTRUCTION Carbon Fiber
KEEL Iron fin, Lead bulb
ENGINE Yanmar 4LH-STE HP 140
SAIL DRIVE Silette Maxi II Sail Drive with folding prop

RIG
MAST Aluminum 5 spreaders
BOOM Carbon Fiber
RIGGING Stainless Steel Rod
RUNNERS Covered Arimid
HYDRAULICS Navtec Back stay, Outhaul, Vang
WINCHES Lewmar
MAIN one 110
PRIMARIES two 1030's
SPINNAKER two 839's
GRINDERS three linked
HALYARD two 66's and two 55's
CHECK two 54's
BLOCKS Harken

TANKAGE
FUEL 200 gallons
WATER 200 gallons

ELECTRICAL
12 volt system
BATTERIES 6 Rolls, wet cells
INVERTER Mastervolt 2500 watt
ALTERNATOR Balmar 160 Amp
ELECTRONICS
NAVIGATION Computer based Max Sea
WEATHER AirMar Computer System
VHF RADIO Icom and handheld
GPS GARMIN
DEPTH B&G
AIS Em Trak
SAILS
MAINS, North; Carbon, Spectra
JIBS North; Spectra, Carbon, Dacron and storm
SPINNAKERS NORTH; Asymmetrical

 

SAFETY
Epirb
12 man life rafts
Man Overboard Module
Lifesling
Personal GPS / DSC units
Lifejackets
Harnesses, inflatable
Spotlight
Flares
Fire extinguishers
Comfort
Watermaker
Presure water
2 Heads
Full galley
Entertainment system