Two races during Saturday on the River Orwell
finishing with a BBQ in the evening.
Entry is free although donations to the RNLI are welcomed with your entry.
Call: 01473 694 694 for an Entry Form.
With thanks to our Sponsors and supporters
SPRING OPEN WEEKEND 18 -20 May 18
Visit Fox’s Yacht Sales and view boats listed and NEW Beneteau boats on display.
Talk to Fox’s Marina and Boatyard about your requirements.
Dolphin Sails will be on site to discuss any requirements you may have.
IPSWICH BOAT SHOW 2- 3 June 18
If you missed the Fox’s Yacht Sales Open Weekend, come along and see the NEW Beneteau Oceanis 35.1 and NEW Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 at the IPSWICH BOAT SHOW, Ipswich Haven Marina IP3 0EA.
BENETEAU OWNERS WEEKEND 30 June 18
#Comesailing on the River Orwell. The FYS Beneteau Owners Weekend is a fun event to enjoy sailing with other Owners.
SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 14-23 September 18
The Southampton Boat Show will be celebrating 50 years in 2018, come along and view boats and plenty more!
AUTUMN OPEN WEEKEND OCT 18
FYS Autumn Brokerage Weekend –
Dates to be confirmed.
If you would like any further information on any of the events outlined please do not hesitate to contact us.
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See Fox’s Yacht Sales at the forthcoming London Boat Show. Fox’s Yacht Sales will be on board the Beneteau boats during the London Boat Show 2018.
Boats on display:
35.1 | 38.1 | 41.1
7 OB & 8 OB
2 for 1 London Boat Show Tickets – Click on link to purchase 2 for 1 tickets (limited time only)
Beneteau have been nominated for three European Yacht and Boat of the Year awards at the forthcoming Düsseldorf Boat Show 2018.
See the nominations at the Düsseldorf Boot 2018 | 20 -28 January 2018
The Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 nominated for best Family Cruiser.
Exciting FIGARO 3 – nominated in the Special Yacht section. The NEW Beneteau GT 50 nominated.
20 -28 January 2018
SAILING YACHTS – Hall 16/B42
NEW Oceanis 51.1
MOTORBOATS – Hall 5 / D22
Swift Trawler 35 - Swift Trawler 44
OUTBOARD MOTORBOATS – Hall 9 / C25
Please call Fox’s Yacht Sales if you would like to view any of the boats on display at Boot Düsseldorf 2018.
T: + 44 (0) 1473 694 694
The Prototype Figaro Beneteau 3 has been launched in St Gilles Croix de Vie, the birthplace of Bénéteau. amid much excitement. The Figaro Beneteau 3 is the first production foiling one-design monohull ever to be designed.
Built by Beneteau with Van Peteghem – Lauriot Prévost Naval architect. A partnership of innovation and design.
Contrary to Imoca 60 foils, the FB3 foils have an inward-facing profile. The way they operate is different. They are versatile foils that create drift reduction and improve the boat’s righting moment, without increasing the movement, which improves the boat’s performance.
Deep, with a straight blade, creates minimum drag. Supplementary drift reduction is provided by the foils.
Made of foam sandwich, fibreglass and polyester infused resin, it corresponds to current designs and is ballast-free.
Mast and Sail Layout
Similar to the Imoca 60s, the mast is set back, providing balance under sail. This allows the use of high performance sails and the addition of a bowsprit. Solo sailors will sail with a square-top mainsail, a genoa and a jib, but also a masthead spinnaker (105 m² (=125 yd²) to gain speed in a light breeze) and a small gennaker.
Mainsail area: 39.5 m² (420 ft²)
Jib area: 30.5 m² (323 ft²)
Large spinnaker area: 105 m² (125 yd²)
Figaro Beneteau Circuit
The Figaro circuit, including the well-known “Solitaire URGO le Figaro”, is renowned for being difficult. It unites the best French offshore racing sailors, who compete in ten races a year. The best sailors started out on the FB1and FB2. The FB3 has been designed to meet the requirements of this circuit, but may well suit other uses!
The 18th FYS Beneteau Owners weekend was held on the Saturday the 1st of July following the now traditional format of a morning trot round the cans off Dovercourt Bay with a river race on the Orwell and Stour in the afternoon.
Three Classes (FIRST under 30’, FIRST over 30’ and OCEANIS) mustered safely just off the Harwich breakwater for the 11.00am, all classes, downwind start.
A pleasant and surprisingly warm 14 knot NNW breeze meant the classes had soon rattled round their respective courses. Line honours went to the FIRST 27.7 “Shazam” albeit the FIRST under 30’ sailed a slightly shorter course.
At 13.45 the river race started with the wind drifting off slightly but still from the NNW and with bright sunshine. A trundle out to Pye End, 2 separate turning marks up the Stour (shorter course for the smaller FIRSTS’), then up to Orwell number 3 was the prescribed course. As the sea breeze filled in the small Firsts managed to wiggle through the “Doldrums” at Felixstowe quicker than the larger boats. That said, the OOD took the wise decision and shortened the course to finish at Fagbury Point.
After applying the scientifically derived handicaps an extremely close set of results was produced with 2 out of 3 classes going to countback and the OCEANIS fleet finishing over 2 hours racing within 3 minutes of each other on corrected time.
Once again this lighthearted and fun “Regatta” is organised in aid of the RNLI and we would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters for the gifts and prizes and to all the competitors for their donations raising almost £1,000, great effort!
FYS OVERALL RESULTS 17
1. SHADOW – Oceanis 41.1
2. FiFi – Oceanis 35
3. UMBRIA – Oceanis 36cc
4. SULA – Oceanis 48
FIRST Class 1 under 30’ FIRST Class 2 over 30’
1. SHAZAM– First 27.7 1. EXTRA OLD– First 310s
2. GEMINI – First 25s 2. SHAVONNE – First Class 10
3. KOOKABURRA – First 285 3. MR BLUE SKY – First 310
The Beneteau Owners Weekend is a fun event with the main aim of raising funds for the RNLI, whose valuable work saves lives at sea. Our thanks go to all who entered and to our sponsors and supporters.
LISTINGS URGENTLY REQUIRED
27-29 October 2017
following a surge of Brokerage Sales
quality boat listings required
Autumn Open Weekend
Please talk to FOX’S YACHT SALES about our excellent package including:
Free Storage | Haul-out | Scrub-off
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See the NEW Beneteau Oceanis 35.1 & 38.1
NEW Beneteau Antares 7 OB
See details of current listings at: http://www.foxsyachts.co.uk/used-boats/
The Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62 an innovative new breed of sailing yacht that has succeeded in taking practical influences from the motorboat sector. Key features include the transom design with steps built into each side to easily access the garage and jet tender, flat decks to maximize sunbathing area, a 45º companionway, and proper privacy for the owner’s cabin.
The modern, original styling, including the use of leather, indirect lighting and carpeted cabins, feels luxurious – in a word, ‘executive’. A tender garage with a practical launching system for a 2.85m jet rib is a clever selling point. But it’s the introduction of an industrialised new build technique to make this size of yacht more affordable that demonstrates why Groupe Beneteau remain world leaders in their field.