The boat excels in all wind conditions and will thrill all with its easily handled asymmetric spinnakers.
While the Stomp38 has been designed as a One Design racing yacht its design and speed characteristics make it an ideal choice for the PHRF and IRC racing circuits.
The large cockpit is well laid out and all controls are easy to use. A feature is the ergonomically designed cockpit coamings that are both comfortable to sit in while cruising and position the race crew for their duties.
The wide flat coaming runs along the cabin sides to house the jib tracks off the deck, alleviating those toe catching bumps. The helmsperson is comfortably supported by the rounded coaming and custom footrest.
Twin topmast backstays are used to adjust forestay tension upwind and to support the rig when hard running. As the rig is well supported it is not as imperative to secure the backstays during a gybe, as is the case with an inline spreader rig. During a gybe with asymmetric spinnakers there is a considerable period when the sail is not drawing therefore reducing the rig loads. Twin topmast backstays have the added advantage of allowing a larger roached mainsail which will not chafe or hook up in lighter conditions.
The Stopm38 is an ideal club or regatta racer with a racing crew of eight or fewer for shorthanded racing or just getting away for a weekend cruising.