In he decided he would like to create a new round the world yacht race that would be open to men and women of any background with no yachting experience required. Her career came to an abrupt end in when she was substantially damaged whilst ashore having a pit stop before a trip across the Atlantic.
The welding incorporated use of single sided ceramic backed butt welding techniques. Together with Andrew Roberts and Helen Wybrow he developed a plan for a race following the classic west to east route.
Roger Scammell of Key Designs, crunches the numbers and calculates how to provide the strength necessary for the most highly loaded areas of the yacht such as, the chain plates, rudder, skeg, keel and many other areas.
All of these reports listed below are available upon request. The interior wooden paneling was laser and water-jet cut to ensure absolute identical panels on each yacht. The welding incorporated use of single sided ceramic backed butt welding techniques.
The yacht will require a new rig and sails and other items damaged or removed will need to be replaced i. He produces the design concepts and briefs, and oversees all aspects of the design process. In the next 17 years the company would build two fleets of steel ocean racing yachts and organize four around the world races with hundreds of ordinary men and women coming forward to take up the challenge.
Challenge Business had its first event. Structural Engineer - Roger Scammell: The result is steel yachts built within tolerances and levels of accuracy that were previously considered unobtainable.
Her owners are inviting her new owner to work with them on this project to ensure that a yacht tailored to their needs is delivered to them for 7 seas duties. Other important design considerations include, ease of access to the structure, equipment, systems, wiring and fittings for maintenance and inspections both at sea and in harbour.
Challenge Business commissioned 12 identical yachts to be built based on all the experience they had gain from already running the and Global Challenge races with the original 67ft design.
As an example the lower rudder bearing is structured to accept an athwartships load of 20 tonnes. Many other charities also enjoyed significant benefit. Andrew has overall responsibility for the design, construction and maintenance of the Challenge fleet.
Jim Moore pioneered the development of laser cut self-jigging kits to speed the construction and accuracy of yacht construction and internal fit out. The design brief called for exceptionally strong, seaworthy, fast, attractive, modern, steel yachts that were able to sail to windward across the Southern Ocean in relative comfort.
She fell, lost her rig and sustained substantial damage to her structure. The construction method allows relatively simple and cost effective alterations to the interior layout. Every piece of equipment had to be robust enough to survive a race around the world with minimum maintenance.
Design Engineer - Jim Moore: The yacht will require a new rig and sails and other items damaged or removed will need to be replaced i. Roger has an ability to predict the breaking strain of components with unnerving accuracy.
He illustrated his keenness to incorporate the ideas of, and the lessons learned by The Challenge Business into his design.The Challenge Business International Ltd – Andrew Roberts, Project Director and Matthew Ratsey, BT Challenge Class Project Manager: The design input from The Challenge Business stems from Sir Chay Blyth’s unique experience and very positive approach to good seamanship and seaman like design.
British Steel is a 59 ft (18 m) ketch famous for a circumnavigation of the globe "the wrong way" (i.e. from east to west, against prevailing winds and currents) by Chay Blyth in / The entire race was completed in days. Jun 02, · The Global Challenge (not to be confused with Global Challenge Award) was a round the world yacht race run by Challenge Business, the company started by Sir Chay Blyth in It was held every four years, and took a fleet of one-design steel yachts, crewed by ordinary men and women who have paid to take part, round Cape.
A bid to buy Sir Chay Blyth’s defunct Challenge Business as a going concern is struggling, administrators Grant Thornton have admitted. Two interested groups have so far been unable to raise the. An account of "the impossible voyage" in which Chay Blyth sailed non-stop round the world from East to West.
In he began to plan in earnest to sail the “wrong way” round the world. with a major corporation was to shape not only Chay’s personal exploits in the following years but his future business initiatives.
About this DEVONPORT YACHTS Devonport Challenge Mecal Big Spirit Rebuild report Deck Plan Shape 03/ The design input from The Challenge Business stems from Sir Chay Blyth’s unique experience and very positive approach to good seamanship and seaman like design.Download