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Interested_buyer

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Hi all,

i am researching the Nantucket Clipper with a view to buy one.  I am interested in learning more about the sailing performance of these boats.

Is anyone able to tell me what speeds could be achieved when Close Hauled, Beam and Broad Reaching please?  With/without Spinnaker in whatever strength winds you know?

Does anyone know what is their best and worst conditions for sailing?


Many thanks in advance,
Dan
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Hello Dan,

Looking at the Clipper you would be correct in thinking that she is short of canvas, that is perhaps true but she can and does give the odd surprise her sailing capabilitiues. without doubt they are best on a  reach or close reach , with a new set of sails expect  6 to 8 knots through the water, heeling her so taht you thatease the waterline length is a good thing to do and with all the overhangs on a clipper its a plus! beating on my clipper is perhaps its least best point of sail. ( genteleman tend not to beat!)  running with a spinnaker is of course exciting, i have managed a water speed of 8+ knots similar  with a cruising chute.  The mizzen allows you to tame any helm that you may have either weather or lee helm, it may be a small sail but its very handy.
on long voyages i tend to average 5 1/2 knots with not too many issue. Ernst and i had a photo shoot last year in holland look through the forums and you will be able to see what they look like under sail, however i can confirm that Ernst's clipper's sails were  set far superior  than my Colne Clipper.

Good luck with the purchase and do let us know how you get on.

all the best

John

ps there was a Yachting Monthly sail test, i'llsee if i can find it and send a link 

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Duuhh the YM test is on our home page!!

http://www.oycoa.org.uk/offshore-yachts/nantucket-clipper/yyr.php#performance

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Hi ColneClipper,

Many thanks for the reply.  I'd read that before and was impressed by it so wondered if anyone had gotten over the infamous point of dimishing return calculation, she looks like a boat that would!

I've seen a few videos on youtube of the clipper, in one in particular she came steaming up on a yacht until she hit the wind shadow.

Do you use the mizzen staysail when reaching?  I'm sure that would add half a knot or more.


Dan

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Hey Dan,
I use the mizzen all the time when sailing: first sail to go up and last to go down.

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