Palpatine is a Stimson 42 IRC racing yacht which was built in 2008 to Christian Stimson design as a development of the popular Reflex 38 by the Pronavia yard in Sweden. She has a large open transom cockpit with twin wheel steering, 10 berths in open saloon and large heads / shower room. The galley area has a three burner hob and oven. She is one of two yachts of this type, the other being Assassin based in Ramsgate. Palpatine has been with her current owner (the second owner from new) since 2014.. Privately owned but in management for the duration of ownership operated on a skippered charter basis only. Commercially coded (cat 2) and recently (June 2017) been subject to a full structural inspection / assessment
The boat has done very well in Barbados, in 2015 we picked up 2nd in the Coastal series and first in class round Barbados and in 2017 we picked up 2nd in the coastal series and 1st in class Round Barbados. In addition we came 5th in class and 15th overall in the 2016 ARC. Otherwise we have not performed terrifically well and have largely finished mid fleet in most of the RORC races in which we have participated.
IRC Certificate - There are various certificates for different sail plans. The boat has capability for both asymmetric (with a 1m prodder) and Symmetric (approx. 5m pole) kites and can be set up depending on the conditions of the race. In this year's RORC campaign / Fastnet we have a rating of 1.114 using our race main and asymmetric kites.
All standing and running rigging (with the exception of the mast, spreaders and boom) was replaced in 2014. Some of the running rigging has been replaced once again since. The management company employed a rigger plus a bosun and the rig has been subject to regular visual inspection with no signs of any issues.
One Sails Millennium race main – 2014
One Sails Millennium No 2 Genoa – 2014
One Sails Millennium no 3 Genoa – 2015
One Sails no 2 symmetric Spinnaker – 2014
One Sails no 4 symmetric spinnaker – 2015
One Sails no 2 asymmetric spinnaker – 2015
One Sails no 3 asymmetric spinnaker – 2014
One Sails Dacron cruising main – 2014
One sails Dacron no 4 Genoa – 2014
Storm Job and Tri Sail - 2014
The main navigation system is computer based with Expedition software. A permanently mounted PC is on board.
The boat has a red box wifi network that receives input from all instruments and manages
VHF with DSC.
Tack Tick instruments including three mast mounted maxi displays, four pedestal mounted units (one split screen, two wind and one multifunction) along with a remote control unit for the system.
As a coded vessel Palpatine has an abundance of safety equipment including:
Two six man automatic deployment life rafts each with a dedicated grab bag of safety equipment.
Two EPIRBS (one auto release, one manual).
Full flare pack.
12 life jackets.
Man overboard recovery sling.
Two horseshoe lifebuoys.