Michael Schmidt & Partner
Hugely successful with podium finishes in Fastnet IRC 3 in 2015 (2nd), 2017 (1st) & 2019 (3rd), RORC Championship winner IRC 3 in 2017, Spi Ouest podiums in IRC 2 in 2015 & 2018, Round the Island Race podiums in 2015, 2016 & 2018. Raphaello / Dream Pearls has always been raced by an entirely amateur crew of friends. She has a new carbon rig from 2019, recent North sails, Mark3 deepened twin rudders with increased shaft diameter.
Volvo Penta D1 30 saildrive 30hp diesel engine with viewing window to folding prop. 3 x 12v batteries 220v shorepower with charger.
Rig, deck and sails:
Axxon Composites high modulus carbon mast, carbon boom, s/s rod rigging and Harken headfoil, all from June 2019. Spare dyform forestay and Harken headfoil. Carbon spinnaker pole. Carbon tiller with bullhorn handles and Spinlock extension. 2 Pontos 46 and 2 Pontos 40 Grinder winches. 8 person Viking liferaft. Most sails are by North including from 2019. 2 carbon membrane mainsails. Dacron delivery main. 2 light genoas, 3 medium genoas (3DL & 3DI), 1 heavy genoa 3DI, heavy delivery genoa. Jib Top, storm jib, 2 Code 0s with 1 furler. 2 symmetric 0.75oz spinnakers. 5 asymmetric spinnakers (2 large, 1 medium, 1 heavy & 1 Code 5)
NKE electronics. GPS HF, Regatta compass, 2 new TL25s June 2019, 1 multigraphic at chart table, Carbowind 2019, wireless remote, Giro2 autopilot with long arm Raymarine drive. VHF/AIS/GPS. Fixed on board computer with screen and Adrena software.
Galley has 12v fridge, 2 burner gas cooker with oven, s/s sink with fresh and salt water. Manual marine wc. Lee cloths. 5 removable alloy framed tilting pipecots, 2 for saloon and 3 aft.