Tala (ex-Spookie 52) BP239 - IRC52

LOA: 15.85 m

Beam: 4.42 m

Displacement: 7350 kg

Draft: 3.35 m

Upwind Sail Area: 162 m2

Downwind Sail Area: 365 m2

Spookie 3 is the ex-Interlodge 3, now owned by successful sailor and sailmaker Steve Benjamin and his wife Heidi.

This custom IRC52 benefited from our experience in optimizing many TP52s for the IRC Rule. The hull was built from the mould of the successful Quantum Racing 2011 (BP234), by Longitud Cero. It has been fitted with a taller mast than a TP52 and air foiled SCR composite rigging, from Hall Spars. Extensive CFD was carried out by Alberto Porto (www.portoricerca.com) and the Quantum Sails head designer Dave Armitage, to come up with the ideal mainsail and headsail aspect ratio and dimensions. Dr. Robert Ranzebach from Quantum Sails also played a pivotal role in the initial phases of the design, helping to optimize the boat for IRC in every area. The structural engineering was done by Pure NZ.

The build project management was carried out by Chris Cantrick and supervised by boat captain Kris Matthews.

Race Results:


2019/02 - 2nd Overall IRC  RORC Caribbean 600


2016/1 - 1st - Key West Race Week - IRC 1

2013/1 - 2nd - Key West Race Week - IRC A

2012 - 2nd - IRC East Coast Championship - Annapolis

2012 - 2nd - Long Island Sound Regatta - IRC

2012 - 1st - Nantucket Race Week - IRC

2012 - 1st - Edgartown Around The Island Race - IRC

2012 - 2nd - NYYC Race Week - IRC

2012 - 2nd - NYYC Annual Regatta - IRC

2012 - 1st - Leukemia Cup - IRC

2012 - 2nd - Charleston Race Week - IRC



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