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Wilke 49' Wild Lady, 2007
Specifications

Built at Christof Wilke's shipyard, this lake-racing Wilke 49'

Designed for the European lakes (category C of the 94/25 CE), this racer is fitted with a canting keel (naturally, we could say nowadays…) but with a lifting system as well, studied and made by Cariboni, which allows sailing with a performing draft of 3.40m while maintaining easy access to the moorings.

On the other hand, there is no ballast and no trapezes to give the deck layout maximum simplicity. Indeed, managing the huge sail areas will already be job enough to keep everyone busy onboard...

Launch was on 7 June 2007 on Bodensee and the boat immediately participated in the Rund Um, finishing a creditable second out of 482 in her first regatta. She went on to win the 2008 race and was in the top rankings for the 2008 editions of the Gorla and Centomiglia.

Articles:
05313_IBN_mai.pdf (4725 Kb)
05313_IBN_juin.pdf (1014 Kb)
More informations:
www.wilke.ch
www.hds-design.fr
www.cariboni-italy.it
Specifications
  49' lake racer "Wilke 49'", 2006-2007
hull length : 49' (14.20 / 14.90 m)
beam : 3.50 m
draft : 2.20 / 3.40 m
displacement in measurement trim : 4'300 kg
keel and ballast : hydraulic canting and lifting keel by Cariboni (ITA), fin of 17-4 PH stainless steel 580 kg, plus bulb of lead 1'475 kg
water ballast : none
trapezes : none
mainsail area : 92.0 m2
maxi genoa J0 : 93.0 m2
solent 100% J2 : 53.0 m2
spinnakers : asymmetric on retractable bowsprit
mast height above wl : 22.70 m
mast construction : M46J carbon by Hall Spars
built by : christof wilke & co (SUI)
architecture : sebastien schmidt and damien cardenoso
structural engineering : herv devaux - stephane vieau (FRA)
certification : 94/25 CE, design caterory C, module Aa, by ? (GER)