title. The Big Grin
design team. Jo Richards, Stimson
principle particulars. LOA: 8.50m, LWL: 8.19m, BWL: 1.63m, DSPL: 1615Kg, Ballast: 600Kg, Draft (@ DWL) 2.32m, BMAX: 2.497, Main: 27.35 sq.m, G1: 16.46 sq.m, Spi Area SPA: 2.18sq.m
With a strong family resemblance to Jo Richards Full Pelt X the Big Grin is a high performance canting keel yacht designed to be a challenge to a race crew pursuing line honours yet with the ability to be sailed short-handed.
The Big Grin’s keel is limited to 30º to for stability married to the balance of the yacht and provides thrilling performance. In addition, the canting keel it has the ability to right itself in the case of a capsize, something that is of prime importance to the client (an ex para-olympian).