BEN ROGERSON Yacht Design (BRYD) have launched plans for their new BR31, labelled as an ultra modern carbon racer, a competitive option for the HP30 Class which has been set up on similar lines to the Fast 40 Class.

The BR31 is aimed at ambitious racing sailors seeking fast, competitive racing at a fraction of the cost of running a 40 footer, yet offering similar features and feel.

Designed for a maximum crew of seven, the boat will appeal to sailors aiming to step up from smaller sportboats, or those who want a smaller alternative within IRC and ORC racing.