HIGH NOON (1994 / 2008)

More than 20 years of stellar racing history - winner of the 1995 Rolex Championships and a long list of other yachting events, including most recently first to finish for the St. David's Lighthouse Trophy and winning her class in the 2016 Bermuda Race with a crew of junior sailors!

LOA: 12.5 m (41’.0)
Beam: 3.8 m (12.6’ )
Draft: 2.5 m (8.4’)
Sail Area: 150 m2 (1,614 f2)
Concept: Tripp Design
Builder: Eric Goetz
Hull: Kevlar Sandwich
Launch: 1994 - production

The optimization work done on High Noon consisted of an IRC-friendly rig. A new spar replaced the old IMS alloy rig; removing the need for runners thus providing a simpler and stiffer platform. Sail areas were re-distributed to rate better and speed up the boat. A new keel was fitted to improve the righting moment and pointing ability. The last modification was to use a fixed bow sprit as a trade off for larger spinnakers. Stephane Leveel, Tripp Design’s head designer on this conversion, stated, “This first IRC event confirms our faith in the new rating rule and demonstrates our good understanding of it."