New expansion plan for the IC37 class >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News


The IC37 class association has signed an exclusive brokerage partnership with Thoroughbred Yacht Sales, a leading source of high performance racing boats for over 30 years, with over $ 100 million in total sales. The class had previously worked with Melges Performance Sailboats to develop a global business for the 37 foot Mark Mills design.

The IC37 class was created in 2018 by the New York Yacht Club as a boat that would deliver performance at a premium to Corinthian sailors. Class Association IC37 developed the Class Rules to create the fairest playing field in the sport, a boat that emphasizes teamwork and creates opportunities for women and young seafarers.

The initial fleet of 20 was purchased by the New York Yacht Club for rental of members and use in the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

“We would like to thank Harry Melges, Andy Burdick and the entire Melges Performance Sailboats team for their tremendous contribution to the creation of the IC37 and the development of the IC37 Class Association,” said the Commodore of the Yacht Club of New York Christopher J. Culver, a dedicated IC37 sailor.

“With a fleet of 20 boats at the New York Yacht Club and the continued construction of 15 private boats, the IC37 class is ready for the next phase of its international growth in partnership with Thoroughbred Yacht Sales.”

After three seasons of one-design races in the Northeastern United States and Florida, the class aims to establish itself as a truly global one-design keelboat and achieve international status with World Sailing, which would allow it to compete. ‘host an official world championship.

The IC37 has also proven to be a powerful weapon in handicap racing wins under IRC, PHRF and ORC, in the United States and Great Britain, and recently added an ORR B victory at the Rolex Big Boat Series 2021. in San Francisco.

“We see huge potential in the IC37 class,” said Greg Tawaststjerna of Thoroughbred Yacht Sales, who will serve as both the new build marketing office and used yacht brokerage. “The strict rules of the one-design class make it an easy class to integrate for an experienced skipper and to climb the learning curve quickly.

“Success takes work, as in all forms of competitive sailing. The technical element characteristic of certain one-design classes can constitute a prohibitive barrier to entry. The emphasis in the IC37 class is on excellent crew work and solid tactics, not on developing the sails, tuning the rig or preparing the bottom.

A 2021-’22 winter circuit will begin in late November and will include three regattas departing from the Lauderdale Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The class’s 2022 summer season kicks off in Newport in early June and will feature both the fourth IC37 National Championship and the second North American championship in the class.

For more information on the IC37 class association, click here.
To contact Thoroughbred Yacht Sales, click here.

Source: NYYC

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