Ran VII – Fast 40
Designed by Carkeek design partner and launched on 13 April 2018, Ran VII is a pioneering boat that continues the succession of Niklas Zennstrom owned boats named Ran.
With a unique boat shape and electric powered sail drive system, Ran VII has won every race she has entered including the prestigious One Ton Cup where she scored an unprecedented six firsts and two second places.
Ran VII utilises smart geometry to increase performance but the prototype electric sail drive system is a technologically advanced and was developed for environmental purposes that will pave the way for future developments.
About the World Sailing Awards
The World Sailing Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and exceptional contributions to the sport of sailing. The highlight of the annual Awards night is the presentation of the ultimate recognition of excellence – the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award.
The Awards night is the social highlight of the World Sailing Annual Conference and 2018 is set to be a groundbreaking edition with the introduction of the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, the Team of the Year and the Boat of the Year.
Alongside Rolex World Sailor of the Year and the new Awards, the Beppe Croce Trophy, President Development Award and eSailing World Championship Trophy will be presented.