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Brand new Sunsail F40

Sunsail is very proud to launch a brand new product, ‘Sunsail Racing’ which focuses on making yacht racing more accessible to both experienced and novice sailors. With this, Sunsail has developed a much improved racing calendar to incorporate not just the major UK and Overseas events, but also to improve the open events in the UK, which is where the home of Sunsail racing is.

Sunsail F40With the UK being home to Sunsail Racing, we are also delighted to announce that for 2011 we will be replacing our existing matched fleet for 2011 with 42 brand NEW identical Sunsail F40s, further improving Sunsail’s Racing and Events fleet as well as our Schools, Charters and Flotillas in the UK. This new fleet will remain the largest matched fleet in the world.

Developed from the Beneteau First 40 and Drawn by Farr Yacht Design, the Sunsail F40 is a thoroughbred racer/cruiser, adaptable for both, to suit the sailors and crew needs. A proven performer, the F40 has been designed and developed from the Beneteau First 40, which took first and second overall in the IRC Division of the 2009 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. In the same year it was awarded Crossover Boat of the Year by Sailing World Magazine.

Sunsail F40 at a glance:

Crew: 12
Berths: 8
Cabins: 3
Heads: 1
LOA: 41’3”/12.58m
Beam: 12’7”/3.89m
Max. Draft: 6’2”/1.9m
Sail Area: 930ft²/86.5m²
Engine: 40hp/30kw
Headroom: 6’1”/1.87m
Saloon converts to double berth


These performance sailing yachts which are ideal for racing and cruising, are designed to bring you a higher quality sailing experience. With a three cabin, single head layout and large wheel, spacious open cockpit and large sail plan, the F40 is ideally suited to racing. The new yacht’s configuration offers a tremendous amount of comfort and space without compromising on performance. In addition to standard specifications, this outstanding yacht also comes with spinnaker, heating, chartplotter and autopilot.

What is Sunsail racing?

  • Competitive racing at its very best
  • The World’s largest matched fleet
  • Crew of up to 12 people per F40
  • Motivational team building events
  • Race packages for all major Open & Sunsail Regattas
  • Networking & incentives programs
  • Exclusive Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club with fantastic location and facilities
  • Worldwide Events
  • Sunsail’s own class at major events
2 January 2010