Adix   /   3 Mast Schooner

LOA64.5 m
LWL41.44 m
Beam8.88 m
Draft4.09 m
Displacementapprox. 460 tons
Rigtype3 mast Schooner
Fuel21.810 ltr
Fresh water8.870 ltr
Grey water5.150 ltr
Black water3.680 ltr
EngineMAN 540 HP
BUILDER REFITPendennis Shipyard
 1991 / 2001
 Alan Boswell

Built in 1984 as Jessica by the Astilleros the Mallorca Yard to the design of Arthur Holgate she carried two yards on the foremast. When sold in 1990 it was decided to change the boat radically. Dykstra Naval Architects was appointed for this refit/rebuild. The rig changed to a 3 mast schooner, the keel changed from full length to fin keel, and the stern overhang was changed. All this was done to improve the sailing characteristics in light weather to windward and all round performance and manoevring under sail. Especially the tacking capabilities were improved. The work was performed at the Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth, Cornwall, under project management of the skipper, Paul Goss.

Her length and three masted schooner rig makes her very similar to the Atlantic, the 184-schooner that set a record that lasted 92 years in the historic 1905 regatta. Adix tried to beat the record in April 1993 but was forced to abandon the attempt due to lack of wind. The idea for a Transatlantic Challenge revival was born though: In 1997 15 yachts raced from west to east over the transatlantic, Adix finishing 3rd behind Sariyah and Adela took line honours.

End of 2014 she came back to Pendennis Shipyard to begin a series of modifications to improve her sailing performance, especially in light airs. Dykstra Naval Architects was responsible for carrying out calculations to lighten the hull. This was achieved by removing some ballast and redistributing what remained to lower her centre of gravity.

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