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C&C 30 Extreme2

 

“I’ve owned plenty of boats, and this is by far the best boat I’ve ever owned. I enjoy the racing, the class, and the other teams more than I ever have before.” – Dan Cheresh, Extreme2

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The C&C 30 one-design high-performance race boat offers the thrill and technology of big-boat sailing in a size that’s fun, easy to sail, and affordable. No other contemporary offshore capable race boat in this size range offers such proven grand prix features, sleek styling cues and ease of sailing at such a great value.

The C&C 30 combines a stiff, slippery-fast hull, a powerful sail plan, and ultra high-tech construction and materials, with an uber efficient deck layout inspired by the TP52 class. Plus, the boat is also a featherweight flyer that’s tough enough to stand up to the rigors of middle-distance offshore racing too. The fun is just beginning.

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[Mark] Mills’ record of success from boats like Soozal and Alegre will take the next step with the C&C 30 – Seahorse Magazine

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The design brief highly respected performance boat designer Mark Mills was given at the start of the project couldn’t have been simpler, and paradoxically, more daunting: Throw the rating rule books out the window and design a fast, stable, close-winded, easy-to-race, one-design 30-footer that planes easily and will leave all other 30-foot performance keel boats in its wake. He accomplished this difficult task with superior science and computer modeling, cutting edge construction techniques and materials, and by simply ignoring the accommodations requirements of the increasingly muddled field of “performance cruisers” available these days.

C&C 30 One Design sailing with Quantum sails in Portsmouth, RI.

 

Add lightness

Simplify, then add lightness – Colin Chapman, Formula 1 Pioneer and Founder of Lotus Cars

The design philosophy of “adding lightness” made famous by the legendary Formula 1 pioneer and Lotus Cars Founder, Colin Chapman, was the guiding principle of The C&C 30 Team as well. Mills started with a hull shape he developed using advanced Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) research his recent racing designs like Alegre have exploited to clean up on the Mini-Maxi circuit. The vacuum-infused hull is strong, stiff, and most importantly, light, and the performance-oriented chine keeps wetted surface down in light air, and significantly increases form stability as the breeze comes up. The carbon fiber keel fin allows the maximum weight possible to be placed in the torpedo shaped bulb where it provides the most stability. The carbon rig and removable, externally mounted, removable bowsprit from Hall Spars strike the perfect balance between lightweight, strength, and reasonable cost.

Numerical simulation and data analysis by KND in Valencia, Spain, ensures the C&C 30 hull design is optimized for performance. KND’s methods have also been used for America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and TP52 projects.

Offshore thoroughbred

“I wanted a boat that was good for offshore sprint racing and exciting to sail one design. The C&C 30 hit the nail on the head.” – Bob Moran, BobSled

Why limit yourself? The C&C 30 is a dual-purpose raceboat that will kick up the same rooster tail on a short inshore course as it will on longer medium-distance offshore races like the Chicago-Mac, Block Island, Ensenada and Ontario 300. Unlike other sport boats in this size range, special attention has been paid to offshore safety, durability, and water tightness, making her tough enough to stand up to the rigors of point to point racing too. The C&C 30 is certified ISO Category A, which represents a major difference in her structural and sea keeping capability compared to other sportboats.

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C&C 30 One Design fleet

 

You don’t have to be a rock star to sail like one

The light and fast hull has serious stability built into the deep, torpedo-bulb keel. The rig is powerful, manageable, and forgiving for an average race crew. And the elegantly simple controls on deck make it possible to tweak everything for maximum speed with minimal clutter. Plus, double-handed racers will love that any decent-sized auto pilot system can precisely control the powerful, yet easily driven hull.

C&C 30 One Design Deck Plan

“Jesse Fielding and I helped design the deck layout for the C&C 30 by using our experience on a variety of different boats; everything from Mini-Maxis to Skiffs to other boats in the 30 foot range. It will be ergonomically easy and extremely efficient to use.” – Charlie Enright, Volvo Ocean Race 2015 Skipper

Volvo Ocean Race skipper Charlie Enright helped design the deck layout for maximum efficiency. As a result, the refined-yet-simple rig adjustment system eliminates the need for complicated and heavy hydraulics and additional ‘pros’ on board, while the spinnaker retrieval system makes quick sail changes possible without requiring any crew on the foredeck. She can truly be raced at the highest competitive levels with a crew ranging anywhere from five to seven people and minimal ‘pros’.  

 

Affordable Speed

Several elements of this design are specifically designed to control costs (strict one-design rules, efficient construction techniques, eliminating the weight and cost of non-essential details) but none of these may make more of an impact than the simple fact that you only need five crew to race this boat (but have the freedom to sail with as many as eight) to its absolute, excitement-inducing limit. Big sailing. Small management. This is the C&C 30’s mantra.

 

Built in the United States

The C&C 30 is built right here in the United States (Bristol, RI) and is the brainchild of two boat builders who have a distinguished record of building some of the most successful one-designs of the last 25 years. Randy Borges, Barry Carroll, and The C&C Yachts Team have built the iconic Mumm 30, Farr 40, and 1D35 and USWatercraft (C&C’s parent company) still builds new J/24s and J/22s. These folks know one-designs and the go-fast experts at USWatercraft’s race-bottom shop “Waterline Systems”, will ensure that every boat comes out of the shop with precisely faired keels, rudders, and bottoms that are fast, uniform, and class approved. Getting the foils right and getting every hull up to the same exacting One Design standards from the beginning raises the bar and is yet another feature that sets the C&C 30 apart.

Left: Extensive VPP analyses Velocity Prediction Program with international sailmakers ensures the C&C 30 has perfectly balanced hull and sail forces in varying wind conditions. (Image courtesy of North Sails) Right: Finite Element Analysis grid shows how sails respond when mated with the rig. (Image courtesy of Quantum Sails)

 

Interior

To minimize speed-stealing weight, interior components mostly provide structure rather than furniture. However, two settee berths are standard, and if overnight racing is in the plans, two optional pipe berths, a single burner Origo stove with non-pressurized alcohol and a composite sink can be installed. A head with holding tank (and a curtain for privacy!) is also an available option, making that twilight harbor cruise for two a more comfortable affair. Drink holders aren’t standard, but given the C&C 30’s race winning potential, a champagne bucket is probably more appropriate anyway! FINAL CC-30-Deck Plan-GA - Copy

Easy trailering

Take your boat where the race is. With ease. The retractable keel and removable composite sprit makes this boat an obvious choice for easy trailering and docking. The C&C 30 is designed to be as easy to get ready for the road as it is fun to sail.

Designer Notes From Mark Mills

The C&C 30 One Design project was a great opportunity to put our design team methodology to work, getting the best from experts in each of the different but connected specializations in a front line high performance yacht design.

The C&C 30 represents a balanced approach to a high performance One Design, which needs to perform in many locations around the world, across the full range of wind speeds and on a wider range of course types, from traditional windward/leewards to offshore courses and everything in between. Using the DasBoot CFD Panel code (Computational Fluid Dynamics) we ran a series of hull shapes to evaluate the various trade-offs available to optimise the design. Various iterations were investigated including variations of stern and bow shapes, beam and rocker distribution, and chine heights to identify a hull shape that could perform well across the wind range. As progress was made the improved shapes became the basis of the next iteration to combine the positive attributes.

To rank the candidate hulls we developed a parametric race model to evaluate the design outputs from the VPP (Velocity Prediction Program) with reference to a range of wind speeds and angles. It generates a set of weights which are used as multipliers of the raw VPP numbers for VMG (Velocity Made Good) beating, 80 degree reaching, 120 degree reaching, and VMG running between 6 and 20 knots. The final hybrid hull shape exhibits a narrow beam waterline when upright for low drag, but gains form stability quickly as the wider hull shape above the waterline begins to immerse with increasing heel angle, using more of the sail plan’s power and allowing the crew to shift aft to further increase stability. The VPP also outputs data for rudder angles, heel angles, and leeway allowing foil size and location to be fine-tuned, and targets developed for initial sailing trials to speed up the learning process.

In addition to form stability we have maintained a focus on a low VCG (Vertical Center of Gravity). In particular in the context of a Production One Design where most components weights have remained similar over recent generations, the all-carbon keel fin offers a major reduction in weight. The custom rudder and keel sections were developed to optimize performance and handling with non-critical stall properties at large angles of attack. The bulb similarly has been shaped to promote laminar flow and maximize bulb VCG.

The 2 spreader rig design was developed with Hall Spars to minimize rig weight without losing tube stiffness or increasing windage, and maintaining a focus on simplicity and repeat-ability of rig tune. The sail plan size and aspect ratios were investigated in CFD to ensure that the most powerful solution compatible with the full range of sailing conditions, balancing the righting moment and heeling moments to position the complete design solution in the middle of the spectrum.

Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS:
LOA:      30.01 ft        9.15 m
LWL:     28.70 ft       8.75 m
BEAM:    9.84 ft      3.00 m
DRAFT:  7.50 ft    2.30 m
DISPLACEMENT: 3,995 lb    1,812 kg
KEEL WEIGHT: 1,579 lb           716 kg

RIG & SAILS:
I:    41.01 ft        12.5 m
J:    11.32 ft         3.45 m
P:   41.83 ft      12.75 m
E:    13.94 ft        4.25 m
Main area:    394.6 ft²     36.66 m²
Jib area:        246.0 ft²     22.85 m²
Spin area:   1,248.6 ft²   116.0 m²
Upwind S/A: 640.6 ft²    59.51 m²
Downwind S/A: 1,643.2 ft² 152.66 m²
STL: 18.37 ft, 5.60 m

CONSTRUCTION:
Hull/Deck: VinylEster / E-Glass / Foam Core Resin-Infused, Carbon Reinforcing in Structural Grid
Keel: Carbon Fiber Fin / Lead Bulb / Retracts for Transport
Rudder: Carbon Fiber Stock / E-Glass and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Blade/ Self-Aligning Roller Bearings

MECHANICAL
Inboard Diesel Engine, Volvo Saildrive 12 HP
Two Blade Folding Race Propeller
Fuel Tank 6.5 US Gallon (25 liter)
Fuel Filter & Water Separator
Waterlock Muffler

ELECTRICAL
12v DC Distribution Panel
Main Battery Switch
Battery 70 RC/55 AH Deep Cycle (Second Battery Optional)
Alternator 115 Amp ORC Approved
Navigation Lights
LED Overhead Lights

PUMPS & PLUMBING
Manual Bilge Pump Mounted on Deck
Self-Contained Head With Deck Pump Out.
Seacocks on Openings Below DWL

RIG & RIGGING
Hall Spars Carbon Fiber Rig: Two Sets Swept Spreaders – supports Rig Without Backstays
Carbon Bow Sprit, Removable for Docking & Transport
Halyard Locks for Main & Primary Jib
Aluminum Boom with 8:1 Outhaul & Provision for 1 Reef
Two Dyneema Topmast Running Backstays
Shrouds: 1 X 19 S/S Wire
New England Ropes Running Rigging Package
All Necessary Blocks, Cleats, and Halyard Locks

DECK GEAR & WINCHES
Primaries: 2 x Harken 40.2 PT
Backstays: 2 x Harken 35.2 ST
Handles: 3 x Harken
Custom Bow / Stern Pulpits with Running Lights
Stanchions: Tapered S/S with Braces
Lifelines: Dyneema Upper & Lower
Rope Clutches, Spinlock
Jib Leads, Athwartship In/Out Up/ Down
Controls Below Deck to Trimmer
Jib Cunningham Below Deck to Trimmer
Cunningham 5:1 & Outhaul 8:1 lead aft to pit
Mainsheet: 16:1, Coarse Tune / Fine Tune
Traveler 4:1 to Main Trimmer
Vang, Spectra 16:1
Tackline to Spinlock Clutch
Foredeck Hatch Lewmar 22” Dia Round
Accessible Port on Cockpit Face for Lines
Composite Tiller with Tiller Extension

MISCELLANEOUS
White Gelcoat Hull & Deck Standard
Keel & Rudder Faired to Class One Design by Waterline Systems
Two Settee Berths Amidships
Two Settee Back Sunbrella Storage Bags

EXTERIOR GROUP OPTIONS
Two Tone Deck: White with Gray Nonskid
Awl-Grip Hull in Owner’s Choice of Color
Club Race Anti-Fouling Bottom – 400 Grit Finish
GP Race Bottom – 600 Grit Finish
Hull Graphics to Owner’s Specification
Cockpit Compass With Light
Canvas Package: Tail Bags, Handle Pouches, Lifeline Covers
EVA Foam Non-Skid Cockpit Sole
Powder Coated Stanchions and Rails

RIGGING GROUP OPTIONS
Second Spinnaker Halyard
Harken Carbo Foil
Harken Mark IV Roller Furling Unit
Regatta Splice

PUMPS & PLUMBING OPTIONS
Second Manual Bilge Pump Mounted Below Deck (option)
Electric Bilge Pump System
Fresh Water System

30 ONE DESIGN OPTIONS

Exterior Group Options
Two Tone Deck: White with Gray Nonskid
Awl-Grip Hull in Owner’s Choice of Color
Club Race Anti-Fouling Bottom – 400 Grit Finish
GP Race Bottom – 600 Grit Finish Hull
Graphics to Owner’s Specification
Cockpit Compass With Light
Canvas Package: Tail Bags, Handle Pouches, Cockpit Sole Cover

Rigging Group Options
Second Spinnaker Halyard
Harken Carbo Foil
Harken Mark IV Roller Furling Unit
Mast Jack

Pumps & Plumbing Options
Second Manual Bilge Pump
Electric Bilge Pump System
Fresh Water System

Miscellaneous Options
Quarter Berths & Cushions
Trailer With Hull Supporting Bunkers
Pack For Overseas Shipping
Shrink Wrap
Electronics to Owner’s Specification
Single burner Origo stove with non-pressurized alcohol and a composite sink can be installed as well.
Head with holding tank (and a curtain for privacy!)

C&C 30 OD Class Builders’ Certificate Supplied Upon Delivery
These Specifications are preliminary for design and development purposes. They are subject to change without notice. Builder reserves the right to change, modify, upgrade, or discontinue any part of the Specifications without prior notice. Specifications and prices will be fixed at the time the contract is executed and a deposit is received.

 

“High performance … sensible price” – Seahorse Magazine

 

 

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