Pogo Structures continues its quest for innovation with the launch of the Pogo RC, a true “Mini Class 40,” a 33-foot monohull with a highly sophisticated high-tech construction in keeping with its know-how.
The successes of the design duo Bernard Nivelt and Sam Manuard and their new approach to the IRC gauge convinced Pogo Structures to launch the Pogo RC. This boat is innovative, simple, fun and planning, fast like the Pogo, but this time designed to defend its IRC rating.
The latest addition to the Pogo range features the latest hull shapes for the open classes: Mini, Class 40 and IMOCA. The sail area is large, but optimized for IRC, with a square-top mainsail.
The layout of the runners is designed so that, with a reef in the mainsail, the crew won’t have to worry about it. This makes jibing easier in strong winds. A detailed study has been carried out on the appendages, both for the keel and the rudders.
The layout of the vast cockpit, open to the stern and equipped with numerous winches, has been designed for rapid execution of maneuvers, whether solo, doublehanded or fully crewed.
The construction of the Pogo RC is in line with the “high-tech” technology of the Pogo 40s4, resulting from the experience of the Combrit shipyard in offshore racing for more than 30 years.
For the interior layout, simple but comfortable, sober solutions, without luxury or unnecessary accessories, have been specifically designed for racing. They include a forward cabin and a saloon in the central area. The chart table and galley are at the foot of the companionway.
The Pogo RC, approved in Category A, is designed for offshore races such as the Rolex Fastnet Race, the Transquadra or the Transat Cap-Martinique. It will also be at home in the the coastal races.