Adventure 40 September 2021 Report

Check out the cool new insignia that member Scott Arnes designed.

Pascal and Maxime, the French partners who have taken on the Adventure 40 project, have been busy over the summer.

Done and Dusted

They have:

  • Completed the version 1 and version 1.01 specifications (based on the AAC specification) in French.
  • Had preliminary discussions with seventeen designers (Naval Architects).
  • Shortlisted seven designers as both qualified to design the boat and interested in doing so.
  • Identified 20 boatyards qualified to build the boats, and had preliminary consultations with many of them, together with potential equipment suppliers.

In Progress

During October, Pascal and Maxime plan to:

  • Complete the above Phase 1 tasks.
  • Fine tune the specification based on these preliminary discussions with potential designers and builders to produce a version 1.02.
  • Have said specification translated into English.

An Exciting Autumn

The really exciting time will be November and December, when we will publish the specification in English and then discuss it in the comments here at AAC.

Swag

I know, we all want a boat now. After the hell of a time we have gone through buying our new-to-us J/109, believe me, I totally get that.

But that’s going to take time.

In the meantime we can buy Adventure 40 swag to both promote the boat as walking billboards and enjoy wearing while we wait.

Phyllis and I have received our shirts. The quality is great, and Scott’s design stylish.

We at AAC don’t make a penny on the swag and Scott has kept the markup low so it’s all great value.

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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 18 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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