Open 60 – Rosalba
Built as Hexagon HSBC for Graham Dalton to sail in the 2002 Around Alone,. After that race, the boat was purchased by Pindar for Emma Richards. In consultation with the Owen Clarke Design office significant development was undertaken with Mike Sanderson as skipper. This included a conversion from single central daggerboard to twin asymmetric boards, and conversion of rig to removable genoa with halyard lock system -now common amongst the fleet
Between 2006 and 2009 the boat was owned and managed by Artemis Ocean Racing. She was originally used as the race boat competing in the 2006 Route de Rhum and 2007 TJV. She was subsequently used as the corporate boat and was RORC Class Champion in 2008.
In 2010 the boat was purchased by the previous owner and renamed Rusalka. The boat went through an extensive refit during which; in addition to general servicing, the decks, topsides, bottom and appendages were re-sprayed and the keel modified. Hydraulics overhauled, engine and saildrive replaced, interior redesigned and galley fitted, and much more
Under current ownership the boat was renamed Gaetana 2 and has been impeccably maintained and further invested in with new rigging, electronics, mainsail, genoa, code 0 and J2 and an overhaul of keel hydraulics. She has also been fully coded for charter activity.
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