Ultimate 20 looking to go Carbon!!!
The Ultimate 20 Class is moving into the new decade with an expanded view of growing this exciting class. The class organization is now in charge of the molds and has a builder on line ready to deliver new boats. Nine new U20s have already been built. The Class organization commissioned an engineering study to develop a new carbon mast. After one prototype mast was built and delivered by C-Tech, active testing was done to verify its suitability with the boat. Fifteen additional masts were ordered and are now in the field being tested. A vote by the class membership is expected within the month to make these masts legal for class competition.
Eight west coast U20s competed in the San Diego NOOD Regatta while seventeen sailed on the east coast at the Lake Norman Yacht Club Midwinter Regatta. Over thirty U20s are expected to compete at the North American Championships at Lake Dillon, Colorado in August.
This is what a few of our members had to say! "The build and finish of the mast and boom are fantastic. I am beyond impressed with the quality of the C-Tech work," says Van Sheppard.
Gregg Henning, Ultimate 20 Class President notes, "The Ultimate 20 Class has such an outstanding group of owners and crew members that have pitched in to help make this outstanding boat even better. The carbon rig is a great advancement for the future of the Ultimate 20."
"The mast is amazingly simple and strong, just as Jim Antrim and Ultimate wanted from the aluminum mast when the U20 came online so many years ago," remarked Bruce Cooper.
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