Category Archives: News

The new C 40 MKII Esprit wins the 65th Oshima Race IRC overall and sets a new course record
16 Jun

Congratulations to the Esprit team for their outstanding performance in the recent Oshima Race. They dominated on the water demonstrating their offshore capabilty in testing conditions. Esprit won line honours setting a new course record and also win overall in corrected time under IRC.

Carkeek 40 Mki Spookie wins prestigous NYYC Award
16 Dec

Heidi and Steve Benjamin have won the prestigious NYYC Herreschoff Award. The Herreschoff Medal “is awarded to the yacht which in the opinion of the Race Committee makes the best overall performance in the season’s races in the class selected by the Flag Officers that has shown the most interesting and instructive racing during the

Tokoloshe II secures second place at the 2014 AAM Cowes Week
09 Aug

Congratulations to Mike Bartholomew and the Tokolsohe II team on their second place at AAM Cowes Week 2014. The team just missed out on the IRC 0 win by two points. Carkeek Design Partners have been working closely with the team to optimize their GP42 for racing under the IRC rule. The process involved extensive

All new C40 sea trials begin
22 Jul

Sea trials begin for the first of the all new production series C40 MKii has launched in Japan. Built by Premier Composite Technologies in Dubai, the MKii is a development of the successful HPR/IRC optimised C40 MKi, launched two years ago. Like her predecessor, the MKII is a well-priced design, easy to transport, setup, tune,

All new C40 MKii launches in Japan
20 Jul

The first of the all new production series C40 MKii has launched in Japan. Built by Premier Composite Technologies in Dubai, the MKii is a development of the successful HPR/IRC optimised C40 MKi, launched two years ago. The C40 MKi was a bold step for a 40 footer into the ultra-lightweight grand prix inspired design

C47 `PLATOON’ WINS ORC OVERALL AT KIEL WEEK 2014
08 Jul

The new Carkeek 47 Platoon wins Kiel week 2014. The German team lead by Harm Muller and Markus Wieser delivered an impressive scoreline to win the prestigious ORCi event sailed in tough conditions. Platoon will prepare for the ORCi Worlds before being shipped to Australia for the Sydney Hobart. The C47 is in full production

All new C40 MKii BOAT 2 UNDERWAY AT PCT
26 May

The all new C40 MKii boat 1 ‘Esprit’ is expected to arrive in Japan in the next few days. Whilst she completes her journey to Japan, the second hull is underway at Premier Composite Technologies in Dubai. Hull #2 will be heading to the UK where she will compete in the new FAST 40 circuit.


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