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|Tax Status||Tax Paid|
|Max Draft||2.33 m|
|Drive Type||Sail Drive|
"Aurora" (ex-Blondie), is now for sale exclusively with Ancasta Race Boats.
One of the top boats in the IRC 2 class and still taking top places at major regattas, shows "Aurora" is still bang on the money.
New sails in the quiver for 2019 and again in 2022 and upgraded keel work from Corby, makes her a more forgiving owner-driver machine.
Particularly strong in the light to medium airs, but with an optimized and upgraded sail inventory, she still has the ability to hold onto the longer/wider boats in class throughout the upper wind ranges too.
A real head turner and looking for another passionate owner, "Aurora" is ready to go!
Currently located in Sweden with EU or UK VAT paid.
Aurora has a nice "race boat" style interior, with twin pipe cots positioned above the saloon berths and a functional, open-plan feel.
A stripped out fore peak can easily be converted for use as another double berth if required, but it has been used as sail storage thus far and to reduce weight from the bow area.
A simple galley area off to port at the base of the companion way steps is ideal for servicing the crew quickly and a proper navigation table off to starboard is highly useful.
Moving aft there are two small twin berths, which have again been stripped out for racing.
6 people can sleep comfortably, with 8 at a push and 10 if you convert the bow section slightly.
A mid-ships WC and sink off to port and shower head attachment.
Fuel tank aft under cockpit sole.
Assorted safety kit supplied with the boat, compliance is believed to be to ISAF CAT 4 status (no guarantees)
Anchor , chain , warp
Flares (check date)
Seago 8 man life raft (needs servicing)
Warps and fenders.
New carbon engine cover and moulded steps down to interior. (stainless ladder removed)
Custom boat cradle for transport
Aurora is fitted with a carbon, two-spreader mast from Formula Spars.
Mast fully re-lacquered in 2018.
Carbon boom with reefing capability and spring loaded vang setup.
2 x carbon spinnaker poles with dip pole arrangement and associated hardware.
1 x short IRC bowsprit for code 0 sails.
Racing running rigging package is supplied with the boat including various spares for deliveries. Dyneema throughout.
Manual hydraulic backstay adjustment, previously electric but reverted for rating improvement.
Racing sail inventory;
2018 Inshore main - FP Race
2019 Light Jib - FP Race (Excellent)
2015 Medium jib - FP Race
2018 Heavy jib - FP Race
2015 - A1 spinnaker - SK60
2016 - S2 spinnaker - SK60
2022 - S2 spinnaker (Excellent)
2015 - Code 0 - CZ15 (very good)
Club or training sails;
2015 inshore mainsail - FP Race
2016 Light jib - ZZ09
2014 - Light jib
2014 - Medium jib
2014 - S2 spinnaker - SK6.
TBC - North A3
Assorted older sails
B&H H3000 instrumentation system installed.
3 x 20/20 mast repeaters.
1 x MFD mast repeater.
2 x cockpit repeaters.
Bulkhead magnetic compass x 2.
VHF unit with deck speaker.
WIFI booster for deck screen repeater.
Engine and sail drive replacement 2021 - 20hp BETA Diesel inboard
Harken deck package installed and professionally maintained.
Jib car system, with in-hauler setup.
Assorted winch handles.
Cockpit tidy bags.
Originally built by Corby Yachts for Royal Cork's Eamonn Rohan in 2006 and known as Blondie, She then became "Impetuous" and was twice winner of Irish IRC Championships and also a top scoring yacht out of 174 entries in Scottish Series.
Most recently she has been known as "Aurora" and further optimisation has kept her at the pointy end of every regatta she has entered, with her most recent spell up in Sweden, where she currently resides.
Epoxy strip plank cedar.
Long fin keel with "T" shaped bulb arrangement.
Keel fin re-profiling in 2016 (Corby design).
Full hull fairing and re-paint (2016)
Single spade rudder with carbon stock and tiller steering arrangement.
Bulb weight 2200kg.
2018 full deck non-skid repainting.
2018 mast re-lacquer.
2021 New 20HP Engine and sail drive
2022 New Antifouling
2022 New sail additions.
2019 IRC TCC: 1.089
Offshore result in Round Gotland 2019 (2nd in class)
2022 6th Overall - Top speed 18.2 - averaged over 9 knots for last 140 miles.
Clearly AURORA is not just an inshore weapon!