(Source: Hall Spars)
The Hall-rigged Baltic 65 Stig made its racing debut at the 2010 Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre sailed in Palma, Spain. Sailing in IRC A, the “mini-maxi” division, Stig finished first of the racer cruisers, just ahead of another Hall project, the Swan 60 Emma.
Stig is one of Baltic Yachts’ marquee projects for 2010. Described as one of the most high-performance boats ever constructed at the Baltic yard, Stig is designed by Judel/Vrolijk with both racing and cruising in mind. The hull is carbon fiber and the deck is painted (no teak) to reduce weight and heeling moment. The Hall spars package features a high modulus Seamless mast with three sets of curved spreaders. A set of running backstays support the top mast and square-top mainsail. Headsails are fractional. Further optimizing performance is a full set of Hall SCR Airfoil Seamless Carbon Rigging. In addition to a significant reduction in windage (up to 50% over other rigging products) the stiffness of the carbon rigging contributes to the mast’s performance. The Baltic 65 also features a full interior and a telescopic keel that retracts from a maximum 4.1m to 2.9m.
Look for Stig to compete in September at the Rolex Maxi Worlds in Porto Cervo.