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Over the last 12 years, the name Horizon is recognized as the odds on favorite in winning the Santa Cruz 50 & 52 divisions in any of the down wind races on the west coast of the United States.
There are many variables in the consistent performance of Horizon, in my opinion, the largest factor is the performance optimization by Tim Kernan along with the boat’s rudder designed by Alan Andrew. In 2009 she underwent an extensive refit at Dennis Choate’s LB yard. At this time it was discovered that the Andrews designed “Lokomotion” was making a rudder design change with Team Horizon purchasing the replaced rudder. This rudder was the magic to Horizon consistency on the racecourse.
Horizon Race record: Transpac’s division wins (2009, 2011, 2013, 2017 & 2021) in 2021 Horizon set a new course record of 8 days 23 hours & 23 minutes. Which was held by Allure in 1987. Horizon’s Mexico race record has also been exceptional with podium finishes in all attempts along with a class win in the SDYC’s PV Race in 2010, an overall win in the Cabo 2009 race, along with an overall win in the PV 2014 race. She also has two overall wins in the Ensenada Race, and 2016 CORW. In 2009 the engine went through a top to bottom rebuild. The list goes on and on with the addition of a completely new B&G electronics package, TracVision satellite communication, and satellite phone communications. Horizon is the boat to beat in the Santa Cruz 50 & 52 division which attracts up to 12 boats in most offshore races.
We selected this division because we felt that this was the highest skill level of Corinthian participants. The idea of sailing submerged in water, eating dry food, and using a bucket as a head did not apply to us. Horizon met our use perfectly and we have always felt privileged to sail aboard her.
The SC 50 hull and deck are hand laminated of multiple layers of fiberglass mat and roving impregnated with polyester resin. Vacuum bagged balsa core provides stiffness and strength without unnecessary weight. The deck is cored with inserts in areas of high stress. The hull and deck are bonded with polyester adhesive and in Horizon this has also been glassed over both internally and externally for additional strength and stiffness. All deck hardware is through bolted with backing plates & many of the higher loaded systems having G-10 inserts through the core.
The keel for this SC-50+ is a solid lead casting bolted to the keel sump with 1” keel bolts. Faired and permanently covered in fiberglass, the keel is bonded to the hull for extra strength, stiffness and crunch-protection. Keel, upgraded rudder and bottom have been faired and long-boarded.
Interior cabinetry and bulkheads are bonded directly to the hull and there are no floating bulkheads and no liners. Woodwork is beautifully finished with natural Bruynzeel Teak plywood of the highest quality. We’ve recently painted the overhead in flat white and all interior varnish and paint has been redone. The interior is original but looks like new.
Nav-Tec rod rigging, Ballenger mast 2012 (triple spreader) and Sea Tec boom (2018). Running rigging was replaced in 2021. Nav-Tec backstay hydraulic with replaced PBO Backstay in 2021. The spinnaker halyards have an external bail style lock that can be released at the deck via the internal trip line. Two carbon reaching struts are also included.
The interior is original and has been very well maintained. There are 2 quarter berths aft, on that is enclosed, that can be made into double bunks. 2 bunks amidships. All bunks have lee cloths and custom canvas storage for personal gear. LED lights at all bunks along with fans. Fans are also found in the head and galley. The enclosed head offers standing headroom with a marine head and holding tank. There is ample storage throughout the interior.
Horizon’s “U” shaped galley is complete with a Force 10 stove, replaced in 2016, two burner propane stove and oven along with a 12 volt Alder/Barbour refrigeration unit replaced in 2016. There is a deep single sink with both fresh and salt water foot pumps and pressure salt or fresh water available as well. There is ample storage for provisions and galley gear (included) with 2 ice boxes in the raised floor amidships, Katadyn Watermaker/ PowerSurvivor 160E, 6 GPH watermaker is plumbed both to the sink for filling containers directly, with custom fresh water flushing system.
• Yanmar 4JHE, 56 HP 4 cylinder water cooled diesel
• Gauges for tachometer, fuel, temperature, amps, & audio alarms for water temp, oil pressure replaced in 2021
• 2 bladed Martec prop
• Aluminum tank total 60 gal. Fuel capacity
• Dual Racor fuel & water separators, internal voltage regulation as well as 2 external regulators in line and ready to go
• Bilge pumps: manual pump available from cockpit, 1 extra-large manual pump inside and 1 electric bilge pump with \loat switch
Horizon has a “state of the art” electronics package updated in 2017 and 2021. 2021 B&G Zeus Series Chart plotter with (6) pedestal and cockpit displays along with (4) 20/20 readouts at the mast, all interfaced with a Panasonic Toughbook laptop with Expedition software. Using TracVision satellite communication for weather and grib data as well as emails with race committees, family, and friends.
* Four 2021 Trojan T-5 house batteries
X 2017 80 A-H AGM engine start battery
*2020 battery charger.
*Xantrex integrated battery monitoring system
*85 amp Balmar alternator with an internal and two external voltage regulators (for redundancy)
*35 amp 120V shore power w/50' cord with various pigtails
*Nav Station AC outlets for cell phone and all charging needs. Additional AC plugs at galley, in head and forward.
*LED Reading lights
*LED running lights
For Grand Pre Racing: Sails are mostly new or have very low hours, all in great shape.
Quantum Carbon Main (single reef) – 2021
Quantum AP # 1 Genoa - 2021
#3 North Carbon Jib - 2019
Ullman Jib Top
Quantum Genoa Staysail, 2021
Spinnaker Staysail on roller furling - 2021
Quantum Drifter 2019
Quantum Code 0 - 2019 on Roller Furling
Quantum 2A 2021
Quantum 2A 2017
Quantum 2.5 2021
Quantum 3A 2020
North 1.5 2019
4A – AirX 700
For Club Racing: All these sails are older but still quite good with lots of racing life left.
North AP #1
Genoa Staysail - 2006
Ullman Code 0 - 2007
Ullman #1 Light
Ullman # 1 Heavy
Ullman 2A Spinnaker
Lewmar grinder with (x2) Lewmar 3 speed wide body “T” top 60s as primary winches
Lewmar 48 self tailing (x2) mainsail winches
Lewmar 44 self tailing (x6) 4 for halyards and 2 for runners
Custom Choate carbon 42” with custom carbon steering pedestal with guard and steering compass
Custom Tim Kernan emergency rudder with cassette
All halyards and double ended tackline are lead to winches in the cockpit with organizers and high load clutches.
(3) Custom deck stack packs for stowing sails on deck
- Dodgers (x2) over both the companionway and the galley hatch
- Canvas boat cover
- Fresh/salt water pressure water washdown/shower in cockpit
- Dansforth anchor with 2 boat lengths of 3/8 high tensile chain and 200’ of road
- Custom canvas throughout, cockpit sheet bags, personal gear bags in head, tool bag at companionway etc.
-Custom mast step with jacking ability & EverPac P-80 double mast jack
- All Category 1 US Sailing Safety requirements through 2023 (10 person ISO life raft 2011, MOM8s 2021, flares, Lifesling etc).
- Up dated Inshore and offshore First Aid kits
- Custom pulpits for and aft with aramid lifelines
- Toe Rail removed and hull deck joint curved
-Jeffa Rudder bearings