Aurora underwent a major refit during the winter of 2019/2020. She is in fine shape and ready for her next owner to continue bringing home the silver.
Aurora was built as Blue Yankee in 2006. She has had only two owners. Under both, she has had a tremendous string of top finishes. Too many to mention, except to say that the boat is wonderful on all points of sail and in all kinds of conditions. Suitable for round the buoys racing, or offshore to Bermuda. Reichel/Pugh did an amazing job with this design to create a boat with no weak spots.
Because of the versatile design, she has not been and most likely will never be outmoded by any particular handicap rule. The boat has a very clean shape that is not as extreme as todays boats. She does not suffer from too much wetted surface and is easily driven sail area wise, as well as helm wise. She is super responsive a joy to drive.
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Aurora is the perfect boat for someone wishing to get into larger boat racing without breaking the bank. Aurora will not disappoint any sailing/racing enthusiast. She is current enough in design and performance to be competitive, yet priced to allow easy entry into this level and size of boat.
Aurora was built as a grand prix racing machine. No effort was spared at making the boat as fast as possible. The design was aimed at being competitive at any point of sail and any wind speed. Both of the owners owned and raced the previous Blue Yankee which was also a R/P 66. This previous boat was the inspiration for this boat, in that it had no weak spots in its performance capabilities. When Aurora was built, the goal was to build a state of the art update of the previous boat. R/P achieved the design brief to perfection.
King Composites built the boat to withstand the rigors of ocean racing at the extremes. The quality of the build is evident to this day in the way the boat has held up to many years of racing, yet still looks fantastic. An added note, that for several years the boat was not sailed, but was well maintained in dry storage.
Down below is a light weight, yet bright interior. Plenty of adjustable pipe berths for offshore use. A very usable galley for cooking and a comfortable nav station. An enclosed head rounds out a very comfortable, but purpose built interior.
The equipment inventory will get added to this listing, but suffice it to say that she lacks nothing to be able to compete at the highest level of racing.
The boat has been captain maintained and has been racing during the 2020 season.
Refit work and recent additions:
New Quantum carbon mainsail -- delivered July 2020
Mast updated, x-rayed and ultrasounded winter of 2019/2020 by Fast Forward Composite, Bristol RI
New carbon standing rigging -- delivered/installed July 2020
New Saildrive prop
New bottom, faired and painted -- multiple coats of Pettit Black Widow antifouling
New Garmin radar system, including stern-mounted dome
New VHF with additional cockpit-mounted handheld unit.
New wiring throughout -- existing wiring removed and all-new wiring installed.
Replaced all hoses and connections throughout
New cockpit padding/flooring
Refit navigation station
Rebuilt electronics with new displays -- mast displays, cockpit displays, and nav station displays - -and new laptop
Many new running rigging elements -- halyards, sheets etc.
Recut, re-luffed carbon Code Zero -- like new, rarely used
Winch systems torn down, serviced and restored
New sailcover summer 2019
New tail bags and other canvas, 2019-2020
Foredeck non-skid repainted
40-foot trailer with workshop. Completely upgraded and fully functional and road-worthy.
Including new carbon main 2020
Many of the spinnakers and code zeros are like brand new. Some sails new in 2012 and never out of the bag.
2x light jib
1x med jib
1x hvy jib
1x jib staysail
1x spin staysail
2x jib tops
3x code Zero`s
2x 1A spin
1x 3A spin
1x 5A spin
1x new main – Quantum 2020
2x used mains (1 inshore, 1x off shore)