C 40mki Decision wins the Rolex Annapolis Newport Race IRC Class 1
19 Jun

Stephen Murray Jr sailed his Carkeek C 40 mki Decision to victory in Class 1 IRC at this years Rolex Annapolis Newport Race. They sailed an outstanding Race in variable conditions to beat yet another Carkeek design, The C 47 Black Pearl into second place. Congrats to the Murrays and Team Decision. This week they

The New Carkeek C 40 MKii high performance IRC racer Rebellion Hull No 2 launches in the UK
16 Jun

Our Carkeek C 40 Mkii is our 5th generation high performance IRC design and launched recently in the UK. This is our second Hull in the new C 40 Mkii series and an evolution of the successful C 40mki (Spookie, Decision and Denali) built 4 years ago. Hull 3 is being completed and we’re taking

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.

C 40 mki Spookie wins the Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race 2015
16 Jun

The Carkeek 40 mki, Spookie, owned by Steve and Heidi Benjamin put in yet another impressive winning performance, to win the recent Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race 2015. They dominated the race from start to finish winning overall IRC and pipping George Davids new canting keel 88ft Rambler. Spookie, finished less than an hour

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

Matt Allens Ichiban wins SOLAS Big Boat Challenge
16 Dec

Congrats to Matt Allen and his team for the recent win at SOLAS Big Boat Challenge in Sydney. They defeated a quality field including Comanche, Black Jack and Wild Oats XI to win comfortably under IRC. The design team have worked alongside Matt and Gordon to maximize the yachts performance and they’re feeling much better

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