Cannes Yachting Festival To See Lagoon Seventy 7 Premiere
Published: Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Simpson Marine announced that Project Lagoon Seventy 7 is well underway.
(Photos: Simpson Marine - Seventy 7)
“For the Seventy 7 even more than for the others, the mast being moved aft provides ease of handling combined with enhanced performance. In fact, the shortening of the boom makes gybing and reefing much easier. Moreover, as the aspect ratio of the mainsail - in general terms the ratio of the luff to the foot - increases, the aerodynamic drag decreases,” says naval architect of the project and renowned multihull specialist Marc Van Peteghem.
With the centre of gravity of the entire rig being moved aft, the centre of buoyancy will move aft and reduce pitching, thereby improving both comfort and performance.
The ability to increment the foresail surface area enables optimal selection according to the weather conditions and the course. From a broad reach under an asymmetric spinnaker for a maximum downwind angle to the staysail for more demanding conditions or on a close-hauled course, by way of the code 0 and the genoa, all sail plans can be covered with considerable ease of handling.
Convenience and performance of Seventy 7 guided the team in the design of the sail plan. An average knots in 17 to 20 knots of wind is possible. Top speeds of 20 knots and more are achievable in favourable swells with wind strengths.
The Grand Premiere of the Lagoon Seventy 7 is set for the 2016 Cannes Yachting Festival September 9-11 in France.