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Team Profiles - Ultraman III (2020)

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Type: S-40M OD Naval Force
Skipper: Jason Saunderson
Class: Racing Class, Fully Crewed
Hailing Port: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hull Colour: White
LOA: 39'
Yacht Club: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Designer: Joubert/Nivelt
Builder: Maree Haute
Sail Number: CAN 6288
Status: 1d entered

Ultraman III, Jason Saunderson's new Naval Force 3 S-40, emerged in January and promptly dove into a race campaign that includes Southern Straits, Swiftsure, and the VanIsle 360, culminating in entering the 2020 Vic-Maui, racing for co-host Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.

Great video from Southern Straits: https://bit.ly/2WWqZPa

Naval Force 3 S-40 background: Commissioned by a now defunct Japanese company called Seahorse (hence the S-40), designed by Joubert-Nivelt and built at the Naval Force 3 Yard in La Rochelle, France in 2006, the yacht was initially designed as an economical 12 metre day racer. Four boats were launched with two ending up in Japan, one remaining in France and now one in Canada. With some modifications at the launch: including a deeper rudder, additional ballast and a carbon rig, the boat has competed successfully offshore including two Transpacs (2013 & 2015). Joubert-Nivelt are renowned designers of almost 100 sailboat designs (including IMOCA 60s) and their designs have launched over 25,000 boats.

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