Numbers is a very competitive and
highly optimized for ORR and PHRF racer in immaculate condition,
ready for the next buoy or offshore regatta.
Originally designed by Jim Taylor
as Design #95 – 49 ft LOA Grand Prix ‘IMS’ Racer and built by
Goetz Boatworks in Bristol, RI she has gone through complete
retrofit and modernization under the expert advice of Greg
Stewart from Nelson Marek.
The Hull consists of
unidirectional and biaxial Kevlar reinforced skins over PVC foam
cores, whose density is varied to suit local loadings. The Deck
is a similar laminate of Kevlar skins over PVC foam, with high
compression core and additional laminate in way of all deck
hardware. Pre-impregnated epoxy resins are used throughout. Both
hull and deck are locally reinforced with unidirectional Kevlar
to minimize the longitudinal deflections resulting from the
headstay, running backstay and mast compression loadings.
NUMBERS, is the third IMS racer of the same name that this
office has designed to win the 1997 Admiral’s Cup.
She comes with a wealth of racing
performance data, extensive tuning charts and crew manual
Completely replaced state-of-the-art electronics, electrical
systems, running rigging and extensive sail inventory make
NUMBERS a turn-key race machine.