is one three "Plastic Fantastic" composite Twelve Meters
that were built by New Zealand for their participation in the 1986
/ 1987 America's Cup challenger trials. Distinguished for their speed
and victorious racing record, these Twelves were surrounded by controversy
over their unique construction method.
|Now under American ownership,
Hissar is still maintained in top racing form. In preparation
for a successful 2003 racing season, Perrotti Performance Design has
extensively improved the keel with longer wings and a low-drag trim
tab. Perrotti has also designed a new, high-aspect-ratio composite
rudder for the yacht, along with a low-friction bearing system. Engineering
for the project has been done in conjunction with Van
Gorkom Yacht Design. Together, the underbody alterations of the
keel and rudder offer much-improved responsiveness and sailing performance.
Design is pleased to help Hissar maintain her position in
2003 at the pinnacle of Twelve Meter racing.
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