Cygnus Rocket 31
The hull form is a radical departure from the accepted norms which have evolved under the rating rules. The hull lines where conceived by New Zealand yacht designer Jim Young who tempted Greg Peck from Cornwall to build a cedar prototype. Greg having made numerous yacht campaigns in recent years had his own requirements for deck design and outfit. The combination produced “Camp Freddie” one of the most exciting boats afloat.
A set of moulds taken from “Camp Freddie” now offer Rocket31’s at various stages of completion. It is not intended to make the yacht a one-design, rather a development class based on the easily driven hull. Rigs, keels, engines and internal outfit etc can be to owners preferences. This is the type of boat that many yachtsmen have been waiting for – fast, fun, safe and available for economic home completion.
The most striking feature of the Rocket31 is the beam; its 3.8m (13ft) making it feel like a 12.0m on deck. The aggressive shape and wide stern make her look and sail extremely fast. A useful feature is the fin and bulb keel which fits into a dagger board style slot from under the hull and only takes a few minutes to remove making transport and storage easy.
“Camp Freddie” is fitted with a double swept back spreader mast without backstay or runners which allows a large roached fully battened mainsail to be used for enormous power. “Camp Freddie” used a conventional spinnaker pole and asymmetric fractional or masthead kite or retracting bowsprit.
Rocket Lines Plan and Specification
Some Diagrams are not to scale. All craft are custom built and may not match diagram above
Dimensions in FT and Inches