Hague reusable sail racer

W36 structure
The hull is built with a red-cedar core bottom and okoume plywood topsides
W36 is carbon neutral and built with reusable materials

A recently launched 36ft carbon-neutral sail racer made with reusable materials will take part in The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018.

Designed with a sustainability concept by Netherlands-based Peltzer Performance Yacht Design, the Waarschip W36 Worlds 2018 Edition (W36) is potentially the only reusable and carbon-neutral yacht. The hull is built with a red-cedar core bottom and okoume plywood topsides and the hull surface is glassed in with E-glass and a bio-based epoxy composite.

Arthur Peltzer, from Peltzer Performance Yacht Design, said: “The keel frame was built in CNC machined aluminium to transfer the load form mast, keel and rigging to the wooden structure. The deck is also build in a plywood /glass epoxy composite.”

Strong structure

‘Baked’ to achieve extra durability, the construction is stronger than a foam composite hull and about the same weight. This is because the wooden core plays a significant part in the construction and is “not only a core as with foam”, explained Mr Peltzer. It is also much stronger on impact, requiring thinner glass skins.

He added: "The hull is built over its own bulkheads and some additional temporary MDF  frames. This way, no plug is required, we can produce fast and make small alterations quite easily."

W36 has been rigged by On-Deck using Marlow’s high performing D2 Grand Prix, M-Rig Max, D2 Racing, Excel D12, Excel Fusion and Excel Racing products.

The vessel was launched on 3 March in The Hague.

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