10r – Sonix
Designed by John Taylor
LOA 1680mm Beam 200mm Displacement 5.85 – 6.0kgs
‘Sonix’ represents our introduction into this class. The hull is shaped in such a manner, the waterline extends very quickly to its maximum permissible length. Therefore, this design will achieve maximum sailing speed at the earliest opportunity. The deck is shaped so that the airflow is directed to the sails. Additionally, a mast well is incorporated within the mid-sections of the deck, to allow the rig to remain low and compact, aiding to maximum rig efficiency when sailing.
Between 2017 – 2019 development continued with more changes being made to the overall package. The results from these changes made ‘Sonix’ a more competitive yacht. This was demonstrated in the 2019 Italian Championships at Lake Garda, when ‘Sonix’ finished a respectable 9th place from 20 boats. Qualification to compete in the 2020 World Championships quickly followed, only for the opportunity to be thwarted by the global pandemic, which forced the cancelation of the regatta.
During 2021, we will introduce a revised ‘Sonix’ package, the hull will have less freeboard and will incorporate new foils. The opportunity to use 10R / Marblehead style rigs, will be a welcome money saver for skippers. These changes are a direct result from further research and opinion found within the fleet. By including these changes, I am sure we shall witness a further increase in performance on the water.
Radio Pot Assembly
The RMG winch and batteries are all encompassed within the radio pot. This ensures most of the weight is concentrated in one area. This system is used in most of our yachts.
Sonix Hull Kits from £1580
The hull kit will come in the form of a part completed yacht, ready for the installation of the rig and radio equipment. The hulls are constructed using Carbon / Kevlar as an inner layer with carbon on the outer. Moulding is done using the vacuum bag technique. This type of construction method forms a light but robust hull. The hull, deck, rudder, fin box and other internal parts, including the bumper are all fitted to the hull. Deck fittings are installed, the standard length keel, ballast and rudder are also painted and included. A full sheeting line fed through the pulleys is installed with plenty of cord for you to attach to the booms. Your winch and rudder servo can be installed if you supply them. A full or standard length fins can be ordered to suit your sailing venue.
For further information on Sonix contact Damian Ackroyd on his email: Damian.firstname.lastname@example.org
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