A MODERN SAIL PLAN
The mast is 1.05 m taller than on the 37. The modern sail plan is made for easy handling, with its greater mainsail and only slightly overlapping genoajib. There is an option of self tacking jib. A powerful backstay tensioner is fitted as standard. The rig has triple swept-back spreaders, the top shrouds go out to near the toe rail and the lowers are positioned to the superstructure for easy passage on deck, and for easy sheeting of the foresail. An optional Code Zero or gennaker is flown between the masthead and a removable bowsprit. Frers’ speed prediction diagram indicates that the new Hallberg-Rassy 372 will even be faster than the 40, which is recognized as a fast yacht.
In the Norwegian yachting magazine Seilas, there was a big comparison test between 8 modern 37 footer. Test winner was the Hallberg-Rassy 372.