Corona Del Mar, California
NameFast Exit
ClassRacers and Cruisers
Beam11.5 feet
Fuel tanks1
Fuel tank capacity25 gallon
Dry weight11235 pound
Ballast weight4500 pound
Ballast weight4500 pound
Total engine power27.0 hp
Hull materialComposite
Nominal length40 feet
Length at water line36.75 feet
Max draft9 feet
Drive up8 feet
Engines count1
Engine #1Yanmar 3YM30
Engine #1 fueldiesel
Engine #1 typeInboard
Fast Exit is a high performance and comfortable racer/cruiser that can be cruised or raced to win under ORR or PHRF. She has been professionally maintained and upgraded extensively since the current owner purchased her in January 2017, resulting in one of the most successfully campaigned yacht on the West Coast having won her division in most of her recent races, as well as winning or placing overall.
Fast Exit is a turnkey boat for the discerning owner who likes a boat that goes fast and is comfortable for social sailing and cruising. 
Fast Exit allows a faster cruising passage because of its light weight, fast design and low center of gravity and pitching moment. While competitive sailors will appreciate the fun factor, these features also mean less boat motion, making for a more sea-kindly passage, sleeping and entertaining. Bottom line is that Fast Exit is a race/cruiser and designed and capable of satisfying both the husband's competitive urges and the wife's desire for comfort on board.
Detailed specifications sheet available upon request.
Please contact Chris Winnard (619) 987-7331 or for an appointment to view this extraordinary boat. 

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Fast Exit Mission Statement
Fast Exit has accumulated an excellent racing record (see below) across point-to-point races such as Long Point Race Week, local coastal sprints such as the 125-nm Ensenada and 80-nm Santa Barbara to King Harbor, offshore events such as the 800-nm Newport to Cabo race and the 2,225-nm Transpac race to Hawaii as well as buoy races in locations as far away as MEXORC and San Francisco. This boat can be day sailed shorthanded (1-2 people), occasionally race point-to-point with 4-6 people, sail casual 'Beer Cans' races with 3-8 people, race offshore with a crew of 6 or 7 and comfortably cruise to Catalina with 2-6 for a long weekend.

Through sophisticated design the carbon fiber mast and carbon fiber standing rigging is designed to facilitate shorthanded sailing, powerful enough for light air, and easy to shift gears and de-power in heavy air. Construction is light and strong, predominantly in carbon fiber while blending in other materials to achieve cost, performance and weight goals. The boat has a traditional 'pin-head' North 3Di main for cruising or racing in windy events. It also has a ?fat-head? North 3Di main and running backstays along with large spinnakers tacked to a long sprit enables ensures competitive racing and early initiation of planing in about 16-17 knots of breeze. Peak sustained speeds have been in the ±19-knot range with maximums speed in the low-20's (23.8-knots best so far).

The deck arrangement is tailored to shorthanded performance sailing and comfortable racing in higher wind ranges when fully crewed. Starting from the stern, there is dinghy and dock access on both sides of the transom leading to the cockpit where three pairs of winches and jammers handle all sheets, halyards and running backstays (when in racing mode). Hydraulic rams allow for mast rake adjustment and headstay tensioning, backstay tension control (if used in lieu of the runners) and shroud tension (ram built into base of mast). On the foredeck, the anchor locker is larger than usual to provide space for an under-deck jib furling drum and below decks stowage for a masthead genoa or spinnaker. The 66-inch bow sprit is set up with three tack lines to accommodate the 100% mast head jib (trims to jib cars) or 150% mast head genoa (trims to one of the aft stantions) that are tacked mid-sprit for high halyard tension and spinnakers (Code 0 and A1, A2, etc.) that are tacked at full sprit.

The sliding companionway hatch leads below where there is a wet locker to port and a large galley to starboard with the engine under the galley counter and sink area. The mid-boat location of the engine reduces the boat?s pitching moment, its reverse installation allows the Sail Drive to be mounted forward and immediately behind the keel to minimize drag as it is in its wake and allows the entire back of the boat to be used as sleeping space (roughly equivalent to two Queen size mattresses). Next forward to port is the navigation station with chart table and instrument area and then two settees with the table around the mast. A USB 3.0 cable is routed to the starboard side to allow high-speed optional weather-side navigation using Expedition on the laptop when on starboard tack. Further forward is a large full width head and then a removable v-berth. Aft from the companionway are the port enclosed 'owners' cabin, and to starboard a double berth.

Accommodations, LED lighting and systems are practical, maintainable, low energy, reliable and seaworthy. State-of-the-art Bluetooth-enabled smart lithium batteries allows remote monitoring via hand held devices, ensures maximum time between charging and minimizes weight. The use of lithium batteries avoids the need and weight for a separate engine starter battery, which is replaced by a small fist-size emergency jumper lithium battery. Ultimately about 170-lbs in weight savings was achieved over conventional batteries that was placed into the keel bulb for better righting moment.

Interior Headroom: 77-inches or more headroom in main cabin, 76-inches in owner's cabin and 73-inches in head / shower
The yacht lives in a slip with a dehumidifier and battery charger, has a deep inventory of competitive sails and cruising accessories, wants for nothing and is ready to win or fast cruise for her new owners!
Upgrades since 2017
Key updates since 2017:

1) A completely new and extensive inventory of North Sails since 2017
2) Extended the fixed carbon fiber bow sprit 36-inches for a total length of 66-inches to enhance VMG off-wind sailing
3) New 15% larger and deeper rudder to improve steering control designed to latest hydrodynamic foil shapes by Alan Andrews (original rudder in storage as emergency backup)
4) Deepened keel from 7.8-ft to 9.0-ft (about a 15% increase) to improve windward and reaching performances designed to latest hydrodynamic foil shapes by Alan Andrews
5) Extensive reworking of weight into the bulb by Alan Andrews to lower the boat?s center of gravity that resulted in increasing the boat?s righting moment by about 500-lbs at a 20-degree heel, by:
a) Reducing the keel fin weight about 145-lbs by replacing the original cast fin with a 15% larger fin fabricated by shaping two welded plates designed to latest hydrodynamic foil shapes,
b) Removing the 35-lbs motor from the starboard winch and now used for cruising or deliveries,
c) Reducing battery weight by about 170-lbs by replacing the original four AGM house plus one Starter batteries with two Lithium combination house/starter batteries with one 12-lbs backup battery, all the while increasing the capacity from 220 Amp-Hours to 256 Amp-Hours, and
d) Increasing the keel bulb about 350-lbs redesigned to latest hydrodynamic foil shapes.

Hull and Rig
1) Carbon fiber construction
2) Carbon fiber mast with high modulus upper half
3) Carbon fiber standing rigging
4) Carbon fiber Lewmar wheels
5) Starboard cabin top power winch (motor is removable for racing)
6) Halyard locks for spinnakers
7) 2:1 main halyard
8) Two spinnaker halyards with locks
9) Spectra running backstays (new June 2019)
10) New main halyard (June 2019)
11) Two jib halyards (new June 2019)
12) Three sprit tack lines (one 2:1 mid-station and two 1:1 at end of sprit)

Engine and Power
1) 27-hp Yanmar 3YM30 - Serial #E07708
2) Yanmar Saildrive SD25 (new May 2018)
3) Victron Energy Lithium batteries and new larger alternator (new November 2017):
a) LiFePO4 Smart Batteries (Bluetooth-enabled)
b) Back-up Lithium
c) All new charging, management and monitoring systems
d) Increased the usable amp-hours from 4 x AGM 6v 220-amp batteries (220 usable amp-hours at 50% discharge) to 2 x 12.8v lithium 160-amp-hour batteries (256 usable amp-hours at 80% discharge). The third small 12-lbs backup is not calculated into the house bank as it is a standby emergency battery for 3-hours of reserve if both primaries failed
e) Balmar 100 AMP Alternator

Navigation - All new in 2017 unless stated
1) Top of the line B&G H5000 Electronic navigation and instrument package
a) Zeus³ 9-inch chartplotter
b) H5000 CPU with Hercules upgrade (adds race focused features including Polar Tables for performance targets, 3D Motion correction support for the ultimate in wind data accuracy)
c) H5000 LED Graphic Displays (2 in cockpit)
d) H5000 Pilot Computer
e) H5000 Pilot Controller
f) Four 20-20 HV LED Displays as data repeaters mounted on mast
g) Autopilot Ram and Sensor (new June 2019)
2) Race Course Management Optimization and Weather Routing
a) Expedition navigation software with C-Map charts (one license for each)
b) Two Dell Inspiron 15 7579 2-in-1 Laptops (one as backup)
c) Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) No.: 367776750
d) Polars and Sail Crossover charts by Alan Andrews programed into Expedition
e) Polars by Alan Andrews programed into the B&G 5000 system
3) Other
a) SIMRAD NAIS 400 S Class B-AIS transceiver with GPS and Transmit & Stealth Modes (2007)
b) Furuno GP-32GPS backup GPS system and drives ICOM IC-M422 VHF DSC (2007)
c) NetGear GS105v5 5-Port Switch (2019)
d) USB 3.0 cable run to starboard side of boat for alternative navigation location (2019)
e) New wiring for AIS/VHF

Communications - All new in 2017 unless stated
1) Satellite Phones:
a) Inmarsat Fleet One Satellite phone rated at 100,000 Baud for calls, texts and data
b) Iridium 9505A Satellite Phone in Ditch Bag (2007) for calls and texts
2) Stereo
a) Fusion MS-UD-AV650 Stereo (XMSirius, Bluetooth, etc.)
b) Speakers: Bose® 151® SE Environmental Speakers in cabin (2007) / XXX in cockpit (2019)
3) Very High Frequency (VHF) sets (VHF FCC registered Call Sign: WDJ4341):
a) ICOM IC-M422 – built in system, which is programed to boat’s MSSI number
b) Standard Horizon HX290 floating handheld
c) ICOM IC-M93D floatable handheld – with GPS and DSC (in Ditch Bag) programed to boat’s MSSI number
d) Survival VHF GMDSS Radio floatable handheld - ACR Model SR-103 PN 2727
4) New wiring for VHF/AIS

Safety – the boat meets the SER and World Sailing Special Regulations for Ocean Status
1) Eight-person Zodiac Offshore Racing ISAF ZO1A life raft, Serial# XDG-AVB96-L607
2) Emergency tiller and rudder mounted using a laser-like gudgeon and pintail system
3) Vessel?s 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) Model ACR RLB-35 P/N 2744 ? SARSAT Beacon Registration Number: 2DCC5 6A492 FFBFF
4) Ditch Bag Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) Model ACR PLB-350C P/N 2884 ? SARSAT Beacon Registration Number: 2DCE6 816BE FFBFF
5) Ditch bag (see separate listing)
6) Extra Emergency Bag (see separate listing)
7) Switlik MOM 8-A - Sailing Man Overboard Safety (new 2017)
8) Lifesling-2 Overboard Rescue System (2007 sling / 2019 storage bag)
9) Throwable 50-foot rescue rope
10) Eight Spinlock Deckvest 5D Inflatable Personal Flotation Devices (one Size #1, three Size #2 and four Size #3), each equipped with harness, crotch straps and Personal AIS OceanSignal RescueME MOB1 DSC-AIS programed to boat?s MSSI number
11) Twelve conventional life preservers under aft berths

1) Two cabin/forward head interior layout with galley, navigation station, opening ports for ventilation, storage and open transom
2) Canvas - mainsail cover, wheel cover, lifeline rollers
3) Plumbing
a) Ventura 150 MPC Watermaker (rated 7 gpd)
b) Freshwater in galley, head sink & shower and stern shower
c) Lavac Head
4) Refrigeration
a) Isotherm Refrigerator
b) Isotherm Freezer
5) Extensive set of on-board tools
6) Kenmore KM30 35-Pint Dehumidifier (2019) to dry interior, sails, etc.

Sail Inventory
General The boat has about seven sails not listed herein suitable for cruising
1) North Dacron Storm Trysail – never used / fully inspected and maintained annually including June 2019 for the Transpac
2) North Dacron Storm Jib – never used / fully inspected and maintained annually including June 2019 for the Transpac
3) North ¾ hoist two-reef Delivery Main and Jib / fully inspected and maintained annually including June 2019 for the Transpac 2013
 4) North Mainsail 3Di Endurance 760 m 16,800 Dpi (lightly used / race ready)
5) North 650 Jib (rarely used)
6) North 2A AirX 650 (rarely used / reconditioned and enlarged to 167 m2 in April 2019 to confirm re-rating boat in June 2019 with larger kite
7) North 1A AirX 600 Light Air Reaching Spinnaker (0 – 8 knots)
8) North 2A AirX 700 Medium Air Running Spinnaker (4 – 15 knots)
9) North 3A Poly 1oz+ Reaching Spinnaker
10) North 4A Air X 900 Heavy Air Running Spinnaker (> 25 knots)
11) North 5/6A Air X 900 Heavy Air Running Spinnaker (> 25 knots)
12) North 3Di 155% Mast Head Genoa (tacks to center tack line on sprit)
13) North 3Di #1 Jib
14) North 3Di #3 Jib
15) North Fathead Mainsail 3Di Endurance 760 m 16,800 Dpi
16) North 3Di #2 Jib
17) North Spinnaker Staysail
18) North 3Di Genoa Staysail
19) North 3Di 100% Mast Head Jib (tacks to center tack line on sprit)
20) North 2.5A Air X 700 (151 m2)
21) North 3Di HELIX Code 0 (tacks to end of sprit)
22) North 2A Poly .75oz (167 m2) (July 2019)
23) North 3Di #4 Jib (July 2019) (NEW-never used)

Racing Record
2009  1st in Class and 1st Overall  Border Run Short Course Race
 1st in Class and 1st Overall LAYC's Whitney Series LA to Newport Race

1st in Class Whitney/Times/Bogart Race
1st in Class Around Catalina Island Race
2nd in Class and 3rd Overall  Border Run Short Course Race

1st Overall  Ullman Offshore Series for best combined score in the Islands Race, Border Run, Around Catalina and Santa Barbara to King Harbor Races and took the 30-39 foot division along the way 
2nd in Class Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race

 4th in Class Newport to Ensenada Race
 4th in Class  14-Mile Bank
4th in Class and 16th in a fleet of 48  Transpac
2nd in Class Crew of 2 Around Catalina 
2nd in Class Long Point Race Week (1st in 1st Race)

2018 3rd in Class San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race
2nd in Class to Finish and 2nd in Class Corrected  Newport to Ensenada            beating boat-for-boat all SC-50 and SC-52’s except Horizon
1st in Class and 1st Overall Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race 
1st in Class 2018 Portion of 2018/2019 Sunkist Series

1st in Class and 1st Overall 2019 Portion and for the 2018/2019 Sunkist            Series
1st in Class and 1st Overall ? Newport to Cabo San Lucas Race beating        boat-for-boat the J/125 Timeshaver and all SC-50 and SC-52?s
1st in Class and 1st to Finish in her Division 
Newport to Ensenada 
  beating boat-for-boat many larger yachts including the TP52 Pendragon 1st in Class and 2nd overall SoCal 300 Race with an elapsed time faster        than all SC-50 and SC-52’s
1st in Show for the Racing Class Balboa Yacht Club Opening Day                   Inspection
7th in Class and 14th in a fleet of 90 Transpac
2nd in Class (1 point from first) and 4th Overall 2019 Long Point Race Week (1st in the 24.8-nm race home, beating the SC-50 (Horizon), SC-52 (Triumph), Tripp-56 and Farr-40s boat-for-boat; all owed Fast Exit time)

Note: While Fast Exit is routinely the smallest or slowest rated boat in her Class, she often beats much larger yachts on a boat-for-boat basis. Some examples provided herein.