you're an amateur boat builder and are looking for a high performance
racing project, this is the kit-plan-package for you!
30 footer has always been a popular and practical racing boat. Their owners enjoy great competition in both PHRF
and IRC events as well as the Australian JOG "Super 30" regattas. With
this in mind, Van Gorkom Yacht Design have developed an affordable
kit-plan-package for the VG30 Mk2.The plans are extremely detailed and
cover all aspects of construction
and outfitting. There is one boat sailing in the Toronto area, and two
boats under construction in New York and Florida.
hull form of the Mk2 is a derivative of the highly successful VG-Mount
Gay 30, with a little
less beam and a slightly deeper canoe body. This design has a lighter,
deeper keel with carbon fiber or aluminum spar options. These features
give the boat a real sportboat feel with the stability of a true
deck layout is the perfect working platform for both offshore and
round-the-cans racing. The cockpit is long and open with ample room for
the crew to carry out racing maneuvers. The competition fractional rig
has in-line jumpers and 17o swept back
spreaders. For fine tuning sail shape adjustments there is a 16:1
Kevlar backstay, checkstay controls, course/fine main sheet controls,
and runners with dedicated winches, all within reach of the mainsail
keel is a state-of-the-art, high-lift foil and dolphin bulb
configuration providing the boat with a powerful righting
moment. The rudder has the same high-lift sections with an
elliptical trailing edge, which maximize efficiency and minimizes
drag. This keel and rudder combination contributes to a
remarkably well balanced boat, needing only a flex of the fingers to
steer her through the chop.
interior of the VG30 Mk2 has a very attractive and clean finish. It is
functional and well attuned to offshore sailing and the riggers of
round-the-cans racing. In the central cabin there is a
comfortable sitting height of 1.60m. There are four fixed
berths 1.9m in length. The galley, forward and to port, has a sink and
a one-burner stove. To starboard there is a removable cooler,
the top forming additional counter space. Storage lockers are built in
overhead and below the counter. Aft of the companionway is a dedicated
nav station with a full instrument console. The auxiliary
engine is an inboard Yanmar 9.5 hp diesel with Saildrive.
racing offshore, sailing shorthanded, or just day sailing with friends,
a full range of stability is available using the water ballast tanks.
The system operates via an electric pump with a hand pump backup. The
flow controls are located in the cockpit just forward of the traveler,
providing quick and convenient access to the trimmer. The
total capacity of the port and starboard wing tanks is 160 gallons, or
the weight of 3½ crew members per side.
is selling the basic VG30 Mk2 kit-plan-package for US$2,500(price
reduced to $2250). See Kit-Plans