Falcon is a thoroughbred Open 60 race boat that has three times circumnavigated the world posting results of 5th, 4th & 2nd. She was in professional longterm storage for ten years in the UK until she was bought by Spartan Ocean Racing in 2016. Since then she has crossed the Atlantic to Nova Scotia, Canada and been rebranded ready for the 2020 racing season. She is a safe, fast boat that allows sailors of all skill levels and ages to experience the thrill of open water voyaging. With her fixed keel and considerable water ballast, she is a solid craft in strong conditions and yet light a nimble in light airs.
Designer: Finot Conq
Builder: JMV Industries, Cherbourg, FRA
Year of Launch: 2000
Construction: Carbon Fibre
Previous Names: ‘Spirit of Yukoh’, Ex. ‘Temenos’, Ex. ‘Union Banque Privee’
Previous Owners: Dominic Wavre, Kojiro Shiraishi
• 2000: 9th Transat Anglaise as Union Bancaire Privée in 17 d 17 h 2 min
• 2000/1: 5th Vendée Globe as Union Bancaire Privée in 105 d 2 h 45 min
• 2001: 7th Transat Jacques Vabre as Temenos
• 2002: 4th Regatta Rubicon (France/Canaries/Italy) as Temenos
• 2004: 2nd Transat Anglaise as Temenos in 12 d 18 h 22 min
• 2004/5: 4th Vendée Globe as ‘Temenos’ in 92 d 17 h 13 min 20 s
• 2006/7: 2nd Velux 5 Oceans as Spirit of Yukoh) in 118 d
Record: 2000- World Speed Sailing Records Council: Greatest 24hr Distance recorded by a yacht up to 60ft @ 438Nm in 24hrs.
Maximum Polar Speed: (TWS 30knots/TWA 150) 22 knots.
Maximum Recorded Speed: 33knots
Waterline Length: 60ft (18.3m)
Beam: 19.5ft (5.9m)
Draft: 15ft (4.5m)
Total Mast Height 100ft (30.5m)
Dry Weight: 19,840lbs (9,000kg)
Steering: Twin Rudders, Tiller Steering,
Keel: Fixed Keel with 9700lb (4400kg) Tungsten/ Lead Keel Bulb
Ballast Tanks: 6. Capacity per side: 1056 Gallons/8,800lbs (4,000Liters/4,000kgs)
(In full upwind trim righting force is 32,000kg/m)
Watertight compartments: 7
Engine/Generator: 40hp Yanmar
Galley Arrangements; Single Burner Stove, Sink
Rigged as a pure shorthanded boat with all lines leading aft to a small cockpit aft of the cabin.
Mast: Hall Spars, Carbon Fibre, Three Spreader
Boom: Carbon Fibre, 31ft (9.50)
Upwind Headsails: Storm Jib, Staysail, Jib, Genoa, Code 0
Reaching Sails: Masthead Code 5, Fractional Code 6
Downwind Sails: Masthead A1, A2, A3, Fractional A4.
Autopilots/ Instruments: Dual NKE arrangements Port/Starboard
Chartplotter: Koden & Raymarine
Long Range Communications: Iridium Sat phone, Iridium Internet Access via Go!
Short Range Communications: ICOM
Total Compliment: 8