Dibley IRC 34' Racing Yacht
Designed for IRC Racing in the smaller range, the Dibley 34 caters for those that race in Coastal and Offshore racing events where the ratio between upwind and reaching is 40/60. This version of the Dibley 34 has been designed to fall just under that heavier displacement hull form, which will allow it to light up in reaching conditions, and yet not be so light that the Rating is killed.
The hull has been designed to be easily driven. The hull incorporates a fine ‘U’ shaped entry with a narrowish waterline beam, but flared topsides to allow maximum crew righting moment. The well-balanced hull volume distribution allows superior performance characteristics in both up and downwind angles. The Ballast-to-Displacement ratio is 50% with foils that maximize lift, but minimize drag. There are various cockpit layouts that can be incorporated, depending on the client’s needs and requirements, but for this layout, we have tiller steering within a comfortable cockpit area that will still allow effortless crew movement between tacks, and easy access to all controls.
The carbon rig and powerful sail area is well balanced with the high righting moment of this design. A fixed prod caters for both fractional and masthead asymmetrical Gennakers. A protruding prod that can be pulled back into the confines of the hull can also be looked at.
The interior is clean and simple with weight distribution and ergonomics paramount. A Saloon seating converts to berths port and starboard. The seat back hinges up to form further berths either side. Aft of companionway and under cockpit are single berths port and starboard. A double athwartship berth can be put together for weekend cruising. Forward of the Saloon lies a full width Galley with stove/storage to port and sink/storage to starboard. Forward of main bulkhead lies the head.
You can read more about the design in our ‘Dibley August 2010 Newsletter’ in ‘DM News’ on the Website. Various alternative layouts and hull forms can be catered for to suit the client’s needs and requirements as well as racing area.
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