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Fully loaded IY 9.98, with a North Sails carbon Main and JIB, second JiB, Spinaker A1.5, A2 and A3.
B&G Electronics package, 2 mast displays, Chartploter and deep and wind sensor.
ORC WORLD CHAMPION 2015 and 2016 , winner of all major European Regattas and Second Place in Key West Race week.
2016 ORCi World Champion (Copenhagen - Denmark)
2016 ORCi German Champion (Kiel - Germany)
2016 ORCi Dutch Champion
2016 ORCi Italian Champion (Palermo - Italy)
2016 3rd at ORCi European Championship (Porto Carras - Greece)
2016 Winner at XVIII Trofeo S.M. La Reina- 2016 (Valencia - Spain)
2016 2nd at 43 Trofeo de Vela Conde de Godò (Barcelona - Spain)
2016 2nd at New York Yacht Club 162nd Annual Regatta (USA)
An alternative vision
The design team of Italia Yachts, Italian shipyard producer of luxury blue water cruiser, has developed and realized a sportboat design of the length of 34”, adapting the characteristics to the specific demands of the client. The “fuoriserie” models detach from the normal Italia Yachts range because the design follows
the requests of owners that like to have a customized yacht; this approach allows the yard to explore alternative design spaces, and then expand the project to
the series production.
Italia 9.98 purpose
Italia 9.98 fuoriserie is designed specifically for fun sailing and is particularly dedicated to handicap racing (ORC and IRC) but without the preclusion of being used for short cruises. Great attention has been paid in order to create a fast boat but at the same time easy to sail and to get to maximum performance. The main objective has been to find the correct balance between the different kind of use, from windward-leeward races to offshore racing or cruising, obtaining a true
all-round with an optimal balance between upwind and downwind performance both in light and strong winds.
The design is the result of the work of Italia Yachts Chief Designer, the Naval Architect Matteo Polli, strong of the previous design experiences with the Italia Yachts range and the M37, one of the most successful boats in the ORC history. Matteo Polli has been co-working with Matteo Ledri (one of the few Italian to be involved in the latest edition of the America’s Cup - CapeHorn Engineering) for the computational fluid dynamics analysis and with the designer Kristian Macchiut (KMD) for the style of the interiors and deck.
Hull and deck are built in sandwich using PVC foam with different densities;
skins consist of E-glass biaxial and unidirectional reinforcements impregnated
with vinylester resin. The structural carbon reinforced frame integrates the floors and some parts of the interiors, creating a single structure which supports the loads of the mast, keel and shrouds. Hull and deck are finished in gelcoat and
with antiskid on working areas.
Hull lines and appendages
The hull is the outcome of numerous fluid dynamics (CFD) and statistical
analysis crossed with each other using performance prediction programs (VPP)
and compared with the various rating systems. These studies have lead to a
new generation of hull lines which meets the main targets of the project.
The particular geometry allows having very slender waterlines and straight buttocks when upright giving an advantage on downwind legs, whereas at increasing heeling angles, waterlines get much wider ensuring greater stability
but still remaining symmetrical and balanced. A medium-light displacement allows an optimal ratio between pure performance and rating and also a front positioning in the usually crowded fleets. Computational fluid dynamics has been extensively used also for the appendages together with the experience gained directly during regattas, this combination has led to a perfect compromise between performances and ease of handling. The outstanding shape of the fin-torpedo assembly which
is entirely made of lead has a very high hydrodynamic efficiency and accounts
for over 40% of the displacement. The foil sections come out from a careful optimization process: the result is the minimum drag together with good flow stability in all conditions. The generous rudder area and the high aspect ratio
grant superb maneuverability and exceptional sensitivity at helm.
The deck lines have been modeled looking for the best compromise between aerodynamics and internal volumes, while taking into account also the aesthetic appearance. Thanks to the streamlined coachroof and the chamfered sheerline it has been obtained a very low windage and a pleasant modern look. A lot of effort has gone to find the best ergonomic solutions designing the cockpit to be functional during racing but still comfortable and safe while cruising even single handed.
The sail plan has been designed in collaboration with a leader sailmaker brand that has employed the sophisticated proprietary software in order to study the proportions and the optimal size of the sails in relation to the other elements of the project. The result is a rig with low fractionality, generous not overlapping foresails with reasonable aspect ratio. The mainsail has a moderate square head with a considerable roach without the need to use double backstays or runners. There is the possibility to use spinnakers on pole particularly suited for racing around the buoys, or asymmetric sails on a bowsprit best suited to coastal racing or cruising.
Mast and rig
The mast is made of aluminum with high performance tapered profile 9/10 fractional, with two spreaders at 21° sweepback in order to maximize jib roach, and has a pole track. The aluminum boom hides inside the outhaul purchase.
As an option, it is available a carbon mast solution.
The rigging is discontinuous wire 1x19, with turnbuckles. The shrouds chainplates are placed at max beam location. The forestay, also in steel wire 1x19, is supplied with plastic foil. The backstay is in low-stretch Dyneema® with lifter. The running rigging is in Dyneema®.
Mainsheet area: 38 mq
Jib area: 32 mq
Spinnaker area:90 mq
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