Design #260 IOR 50
This new design for Ryouji Oda of Japan, is expected to be a faster all round performer than our previous 50 foot design. It is a significant and substantial development reflecting knowledge gained from our latest research and previous experience and feedback.
Design 260 has a higher sail area to wetted surface ratio and lower drag keel and rudder arrangements. She has significantly higher stability and lower displacement. The deeper keel will give a large performance improvement in stronger upwind conditions without any loss downwind, particularly as refinements in keel shape improve downwind speed.
Changes in the deck layout and geometry reflect efforts to improve crew work and efficiency. The cockpit is longer, opening up the cockpit space. The mainsheet traveler is moved aft in line with