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Wilke 26', an extremely powered lake racer...

Scaled model of the WP 49' (www.sebschmidt.ch/portfolio/05313) the WP 26' is intended to be at least as fun and extreme as her big sister, but in quick and light launch mode, that is very easy to sail spontaneously even with a small crew.

Power is on purpose very high for the light airs we usually meet on the lakes. As reference, let's have an example for those who know how sensitive the Melges 24' is : with similar boat and crew sizes and racing trim weight of ca. 1'200 kg, the WP 26' could wear upwind 51.0 m2 instead of 35.3 m2, that is 45 % more !

Stability is naturally following the same advance with the max. width of 2.54 m extended to the transom and a wide waterline beam (vs.2.50 m for our reference with reduced aft volumes and narrow waterline beam), and the max. draft of 2.50 m where our respectable reference tries to get some righting moment with only 1.52 m of draft...

More informations:
www.wilke.ch