LS: Figaro Bénéteau II

UPDATED. Figaro Beneteau II polar graphThe Figaro Bénéteau II, introduced on LiveSkipper ahead of the 20 year anniversary edition of the Transat AG2R La Mondiale, is a 33 foot boat with a carbon mast, twin rudders, and a wide stern for added stability. Built by Bénéteau, it is a Marc Lompard design for singlehanded, doublehanded, and fully crewed sailing. The Figaro Bénéteau is used in the Figaro Circuit of races, including Cap Istanbul, Transat BPE, Transat AG2R, Le Tour de Bretagne, Solitaire du Figaro as well as other events.


LiveSkipper’s Figaro Bénéteau II comes with 5 sails: solent jib, jib, genoa, code 0, and spinnaker. And there’s also the auto sail, of course. The polar data is listed below. While the composite polar graph shown above doesn’t show it well, there is quite a dip in performance at beam reach you’ll want to take note of. Also, watch those sails: you could be in for quite a few sail changes.

Figaro Beneteau 2							
TWA/TWS	0	6	12.0	16.0	19.0	23.0	27.0	31.0	39.0
0	0	0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0
45	0	4.0	6.4	6.8	7.0	7.0	7.3	6.5	5.4
60	0	4.4	6.8	7.9	8.1	8.0	8.0	7.5	6.8
75	0	4.5	7.5	8.2	8.4	8.9	9.2	8.8	8.3
90	0	4.4	7.6	8.2	8.7	9.6	10.3	10.2	10.5
110	0	4.2	7.6	8.7	9.4	9.4	10.7	11.5	12.0
120	0	4.1	7.5	8.7	9.6	10.4	11.6	12.1	13.0
135	0	7.1	7.0	8.7	9.7	10.8	12.7	14.2	12.8
150	0	3.2	6.4	8.2	9.2	10.5	12.1	13.8	13.2
180	0	1.6	3.5	4.9	6.7	8.4	9.6	11.1	11.4

A polar file suitable for use with Bluewater Racing can be downloaded from here.

[13/4/21] The LiveSkipper crew made a few changes to the Figaro Bénéteau II polar, it now looks like below. Most of the changes affect performance at wind speeds of up to approx. 20 knots, causing the boat to be slightly slower upwind and slightly faster downwind.

TWA/TWS	0	6	12.0	16.0	19.0	23.0	27.0	31.0	39.0
0	0	0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0	0.0
45	0	3.9	6.2	6.7	6.8	7.0	7.3	6.5	5.4
60	0	4.3	6.6	7.7	7.9	8.0	8.0	7.5	6.8
75	0	4.4	7.3	8.0	8.3	8.9	9.2	8.8	8.3
90	0	4.4	7.4	8.2	8.6	9.6	10.3	10.2	10.5
110	0	4.3	7.8	8.9	9.6	9.4	10.7	11.5	12.0
120	0	4.2	7.7	9.0	9.8	10.4	11.6	12.1	13.0
135	0	7.1	7.2	8.8	9.9	10.8	12.7	14.2	12.8
150	0	3.2	6.6	8.3	9.4	10.5	12.1	13.8	13.2
180	0	1.7	3.5	5.0	6.7	8.2	9.5	10.9	11.2



Cockpit view of Figaro Bénéteau II

Cockpit view of Figaro Bénéteau II

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