Built and sailed by her owner two and a half times around the world, this Colin Archer has proved to be a go anywhere yacht. These yachts are incredibly powerful sailing yachts, any conditions being no challenge.
L'ESCARGOT is RS design 22.
At the beginning Rick started with keel, stem post, stern post and deadwood, all 18 inch laminated Swedish oak, built upside down on a strongback. When he laid the hull up it was with with four layers of Swedish fir, the first layer 12mm and laid up horizontally, the second layer, 8mm, glued diagonally, the third 8mm layer glued 90 degrees to layer two and the last layer was 12mm laid horizontally. Next the whole hull was glassed with a 4mm skin then turned and the inside glassed the same. This produced an extremely strong and durable hull which remains in great condition today. The decks are 1 inch Finnish birch ply on laminated deck beams, also overlaid with 4mm glassfibre.
This year the mast was removed and completely refurbished and now stands with all new Dyneema standing rigging. All through hull valves have been changed to Marelon types.
Please note, sailing photos are old, all interior and yard shots are current photos.
Inspection by appointment with YBC.