5 September 2015

45 South II (Farr One Tonner)

45 South II in her heyday, finishing fourth in the 1976 One Ton Cup in Marseilles
The Farr One Tonner 45 South II (One Ton Cup 1976), one of the subjects of an earlier article, continues to benefit from continued upgrades by her German owner Henrik Teichmann. Following the addition of a twin-spreader carbon mast in 2013, and a winter refit over 2014-15, 45 South II now also sports a new carbon rudder and prod. 
45 South II sailing back to Germany from a cruise in England, summer 2015
Teichmann reports that the new rudder has improved 45 South II's performance even more than the carbon mast, and the boat recently finished a close second in a 24-hour race held in Holland against 380 other yachts (this must be a very popular race - it attracted 577 entries in total, although light winds in the last few hours meant that only 250 boats finished the race in time). 
The new carbon rudder blade
45 South II ghosts over the finish line in the 2015 Delta Lloyd 24-hour race (Holland)

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