Congratulations to Erik Van Vurren and his crew on the bright yellow Waarschip 36 HUBO for winning Class 2 of the Dutch IRC Championship and for being crowned the overall Dutch IRC Champion. The regatta was sailed in the end of August at Breskens Sailing Weekend. In the mostly heavy air regatta, HUBO beat the second place finisher, the Archambault 35 AMARIS 2, which also had a full inventory of UK Sailmakers Titanium sails.

Erik Van Vurren collecting the silver at the Dutch IRC Championship

Erik Van Vurren collecting the silver at the Dutch IRC Championship

HUBO was built and optimized for the Offshore Worlds sailed in July. After that series, her owner, top Dutch sailor Erik Van Vurren wrote, “Our journey with UK Sailmakers has been truly special. Not shying away from innovation, we designed a sustainable racer for the World Championship 2018 requiring an equally bold approach from our sailmaker. Our wishes were their command and in the unbelievably short period between launch and the Worlds, when we were tuning for speed, the designers of UK Sailmakers just knew how to translate those findings into seamlessly designed sails with the right cloth. The team calls the A0 a “secret weapon” for a reason.

Perfect teamwork and we’re impressed with the knowledge in-house which we have stretched to the max. The attention to detail shows me, a professional sailmaking craftmanship at its finest.”

HUBO off Breskins under spinnaker

HUBO going upwind in the waves

HUBO going upwind in the waves

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