Beneteau First Class Challenge

1989
Designer
Groupe Finot/Jean Beret
Builder
Beneteau
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull Type
Fin w/bulb & spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
29 11 / 9.1 m
Waterline Length
27 6 / 8.4 m
Beam
10 7 / 3.3 m
Draft
5 10 / 1.8 m
Displacement
5,290 lbs / 2,400 kg
Ballast
1,980 lbs / 900 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
525 ft2 / 48.8 m2
Total Sail Area
457.4 ft2 / 42.5 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
231.9 ft2 / 21.5 m2
P
36 8 / 11.2 m
E
12 7 / 3.9 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
225.5 ft2 / 21 m2
I
40 1 / 12.2 m
J
11 3 / 3.4 m
Forestay Length
41 7 / 12.7 m
Spinnaker
SPL/TPS
11 9 / 3.6 m
ISP
?

Auxilary Power

Make
Yanmar
Model
1GM
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
8 gal / 30 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
15 gal / 57 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.03 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
27.66
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
37.5
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
112.84
light
Comfort Ratio
12.27
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.45
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Similar to FIGARO SOLO but with shorter rig and no running backstays.

Designed and built specifically as a one-design for the Figaro Solo race in France (and other events).

Thanks to Troy Farncombe for providing corrections.


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