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Pauger Carbon Composites designed and built the high performance 50 foot catamaran “Fifty-Fifty” just in time for the l0ong-distance sailing regatta “Blue Ribbon” on the Lake Balaton, Hungary.
With the twin-mast catamaran design the Pauger team says it went for maximum power and lightest weight. The carbon fibre and epoxy infused sandwich hulls are cored with the new AIREX T92 SealX. They say this recently introduced PET-based core material features the lowest resin uptake in infusion and thus further helped to keep the boat’s weight at a minimum.
According to Airex, the efforts of the design team and the sailing crew paid off double: not only did the team win this in-shore sailing regatta; they also broke the long-standing speed record by completing the 150 km race course in just 10 hours and 13 minutes. With wind speeds of 10 knots the boat achieved speeds of 24 knots!
Dénes Paulovits, Founder and Manager of Pauger is extremely proud of this success “We’re very satisfied with the new AIREX T92 SealX as its extremely low resin uptake made it the lightest core material for our application”.
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