Pogo 40. The racing machine
Pogo40: A real Class40 racing machine, designed for crossing oceans, expressing its best in the Aegean Sea!
A boat with everything set for sailing above the 20-knot limit. Our FastSailing Pogo40’s current speed record is 28.0kts…
Certainly spartan but still with a decent level of comfort.
Made for the joy of sailing!
We are talking about a truly fast racing machine. Not another IRC/ORC “optimized” floating caravan named as “racer”….
Enjoy gliding at 8…10…15 kts with ease, comfort and safety. When the wind blows around 30kts, flirting with the 20knot speed level is on the agenda. And in the Cyclades, there is plenty of wind!
This is how it is possible:
- Sail area /Displacement 2/3 = 41.27 for upwind (D=4.65t, Upwind SA = 115m² )
- Sail area /Displacement 2/3 = 90.09 for downwind. (D=4.65t, Downwind SA=251 m²)
- Flat hull shape optimized for planing both upwind and downwind
- Large beam (4.4m) for form stability
- 3.0m deep bulb keel
- 750lt=750kg of water ballast on the windward side
Check out the Crazy Polar Diagrams and VMG graphs. We like to see them compared to those of a reference racer of the same size, the Farr40:
- The Pogo40 is consistently faster…
- Pogo40 has a higher VMG both upwind and downwind and for the entire range of TWS
Certainly Polar Diagrams are theoretical predictions assuming certain “ideal” conditions (perfect trimming, sails’ conditions, steering etc). However, they do provide however a useful tool when it comes to comparing yachts.
Double digit boat speed sensations are now for everybody!
Interiors are spartan but provide everything a crew of 8 would need. Certainly, there is no luxury, but all all the comfort elements are there
- 2 double cabins,
- 4 single beds
- WC with shower & hot water
- full kitchen, stove, fridge
- 4.40m large beam (!)
- cockpit shower,
- low diving platform,
Sailing fast does not have to be uncomfortable!
Absolute safety. Sail relaxed, feel and be safe at all times, no compromise on that!
Safety comes from 5 basic characteristics: Robust structure, Stability, Unsinkability, Offshore design & Speed potential
- Hull reinforced both longitudinally and transversally
- All bulkheads are structurally integrated
- Extra reinforcement on highly stressed areas of hull and deck (winches, rudder pits, engine etc.)
- Structures naval yard construction quality
- Very low center of gravity – below the hull. ~1.9tons of keel with bulb located close to max draft of 3.0m.
- 750lt of water ballast on the windward side
- Keel/Displacement ratio is at 1.9/4.65=40.0% (most cruising yachts have <30% , most racer/cruisers are rarely above 35%)
- Significant righting moment
- Form stability (4.40m beam compared to ~3.0m in conventional boats of similar length)
- 3.0m deep keel with bulb
- max righting moment of 6.5tm @ 70o or equivalently max righting arm of 1.2m (Most racer/cruisers are rarely above 0.8m…)
- AVS (angle of vanishing stability) = 126o
- Twin rudders inclined to leeward.
- Always a rudder fully submerged for control.
- Rudder stands ~vertical => no hydrodynamic lift => steering is always soft and responsive
- When downwind both the rudders in the water => extra stability.
- When upwind only one of the rudders remains submerged => reduced drag
- Buoyancy foam below front and aft cabins
- Watertight aft and bow crash compartments
- All controls and manoeuvres are cockpit lead.
- All winches are close to the cockpit’s central axis. The crew does not have to lean towards the yacht’s extremity for monoeuvring
- No permanently fixed table that can seriously hurt the crew during rough seas
- Open aft section for immediate drainage in case a wave breaks into the cockpit.
- Watertight sliding door is not the classic detachable panel type, but always in place, and ready to be closed at any time
- Life-raft is stored permanently within the cockpit for immediate access and safe deployment in case of emergency
Speed: Being fast is an element of safety per se:
- reach shelter quickly
- escape from a weather front
|Hull, deck & rigging|
|Steering system||Twin rudders, Tiller|
|Motor||Volvo Penta D1-30 HP|
|Navigation Category ISO 12217||A – unsinkable|
|Mainsail||Square top 71 m²|
|Staysail on removable stay||22m²|
|Asymmetric spinnaker A5||180 m²|
|Gennaker/Code 0||120 m²|
|Interiors / Amenities|
|WC with shower||1|