The F2 of the SCETA Group was built in 1990, one of the first IMOCA Open 60. It is a boat with a great list of winners behind it, and it is currently owned by the Barcelona Capital Nautica Foundation.
The IMOCA 60 is an “open class”. In other words, the designers are free to conceive the boats, but always within certain limits, maximum measurements, which in the case of the IMOCA 60 are: 60 feet (18.29 meters) in length, 4.5 meters in draft and 29 meters high mast above sea level. When designing their boats, designers must also meet a series of safety requirements that can be classified into two large groups:
• Structural design standards. They are the ones that make it necessary to have watertight compartments, exit hatches, etc.
stability requirements. They are a series of standards and tests that must be applied to each boat to guarantee its stability and its ability to self-righte itself (re-right itself) in the event of capsizing.
The IMOCA Open 60 must meet, among others, the following requirements:
Monohull boat with a maximum length of 60 feet and a maximum total length of 66 feet.
maximum draft 4.50 meters;
it must have five watertight compartments;
it must have a maximum of five appendages (usually tilting keel, rudders and asymmetric daggerboards) are authorized;
air draft of 29 meters maximum.