Hallberg-Rassy 412 ”Rassker 412”, fully cruising equipped with for example in-mast furling, won her class in Tjörn Runt. The class consisted of 48 boats. The Hallberg-Rassy 412 was the fastest boat on both actual time and calculated time in her class. The margin on calculated time was as much as 5 minutes and 57 seconds.
Everyone who has ever sailed Tjörn Runt, one of the world´s largest inshore races, knows that this is a very tricky and demanding race. The margin for the winning Hallberg-Rassy 412 on actual time was 3 minutes and 59 seconds. The Hallberg-Rassy 412 sailed the whole race in just 3 hours and 50 minutes.
Examples of other boat types in the start group, where the Hallberg-Rassy 412 was the fastest boat on both actual and corrected time, is X-382, X-99, DS Match Racer 37, Melges 24, First 36.7, Diva 39, Sweden Yachts 41.
Overall the Hallberg-Rassy 412 scored 8th out of 436 boats. Examples of boat types where Hallberg-Rassy 412 was faster on calculated time than all boats of the following models: Xp 38, Xp 44, X-50, Bavaria 42 Match, HP 1030, First 40.7, Dehler 39 SQ, X-35, Mumm 36, Luffe 4004, Arcona 400, X-332, Smaragd, Sweden Yachts 42, Elan 350, Soling, Express, H-boat.
Examples of boat types where Hallberg-Rassy 412 was faster on actual time than all of the following models: Bavaria 42 Match, Dehler 39 SQ, First 40.7, Luffe 4004, Arcona 400, Sweden Yachts 42, Sweden Yachts 41, Elan 350, X-382, X-99, DS Match Racer 37, Melges 24, First 36.7, Diva 39, Hanse 630E and more.
The Hallberg-Rassy 412 has a revolutionary FatFurl in-mast furling mainsail. FatFurl combines a proper headboard of 33 cm at the top with a generous positive leech curve. Seemingly too-good-to-be-true, but still true. For the first time ever there is now a furling mainsail that visually and performance-wise fully matches a traditional folding mainsail with long battens. The sail has been developed in co-operation between Hallberg-Rassy and Elvstrøm and will be offered in the OEM market (market for new boats) only through Hallberg-Rassy for one year. The headboard contains a secret solution making it stiff enough for sailing, yet soft enough to be furled.
The winning result in Tjörn Runt proves that a comfortable cruiser with in-mast furling is able to win the most demandeing race.