CCP Cray Valley, Jean Pierre Mouligné's 50 'Open, launched in July 96, is conceived in mind of the 60 ' Open: Speed and safety.
She participates in Europe 97, Atlantique Alone 98,  Around Alone 1998-99 races. (Around Alone: solo round the world in 4 stages (former Boc Challenge cup)
  • This model results from our experience of racing boats such as 60'Open, and racing monotypes as the First Class and Figaro-bénéteau
  • It distinguishes himself by the lightness obtained by an organization of the structure [the hull and the deck were made in infusion in Scrimp system, a process of TPI] and a great use of the carbon.

  Technical characteristics
LOA 15,24 m 50 '
LWL 15,00 m 49 ' 12 "
Beam 5 m 16 ' 24 "
DRAFT 3,60 m 11 ' 48 "
Displacement 5 t  
Ballast 2,1 t  
Main sail 100 m2  
Solent 35 m2  
Spinnaker 270 m2  


We conceived a new 50 ' open in mind of the 60 ' open such as Sceta Calberson, Christophe Auguin's boat which won the B.O.C. Challenge cup 94-95.
This model results also from the experience
- of the previous 60'Open as Generali-Concorde, Bagages Superior, Groupe Sceta
- of the reflections that we made on the Yves Parlier's and Isabelle Autissier's boats
- of the racing monotypes as the First-class, Figaro- bénéteau.
This boat was conceived with the objective: security and speed, without other concession, the main words to characterize our boats being:
- Stability of shapes and weight to carry easily the cloth
- Stability of road to walk easily under automatic pilot.
The lightness of the boat leads to speed and easiness of operating, because the tension on the sails is more moderated.
The lightness is obtained by an organization of the structure and a great use of the carbon: mast, appendixes, deck, hull and structure.



For the hull, the bottom of the boat is in monolithique with longitudinal ribbands in order well to resist to the shocks and have a great longevity.
The topsides of the hull and the deck are in sandwich.
The application of the laminate is made with the method by infusion under empty, Scrimp system (TPI process).
Frames and transverse deck beams structure the hull. This reinforcement is strengthened by 2 big ribbands on the bottom, walls of water ballast and 4 waterproof partitions.
The water ballast, placed at most outside, limits stationary the list at 10° as the rule stipulates it.
The ballast fin is in carbon of intermediary and high resistance module. It carries a lead bulb.
Two rudders with locks in carbon of intermediary of high resistance T800 module, allow to steer effectively the boat.
The rigging is the most simple possible:
- carbon mast
- hooked on the plating shrouds
- without overlapping genoa
- a solent with reef
- an asymmetric or symmetric spinnaker following the choice.


All the operations, reef and halyards included, are brought back to the cockpit.



Several articles

  1. Reinforced Plastics- PR Planner No.39-60 12xy - 4,000- Déc 1996
  2. Professionnal Boat Builder- Déc/Janv 97
  3. CARBONICS- Goetz marine technology product bulletin- Number 9 1997
  4. La lettre des plastiques Hebdo- 2 juin 1997
  5. (lien brisé): Jean Paul Mouligné sets sail for France to compete in Round Europe Race.













Around Alone 98-99 : CCP CRAY VALLEY is 1-st in her class with 6 days beforehand on the 2-nd Magellan, with a total time of 132j , 4h , 3 ', 12 ".

JP Mouligné established the new speed record on mono 50 ' in 24h: 333,6 miles.

Transat Jacques Vabre 2001, Setrabio (ex CCP) arrives 3rd steered by Eric Denamiel and Jean Pierre Amblard

Route du Rhum 2002, Ashfield Healthcare (ex Setrabio) arrives 1st steered by Nick Moloney


Jpcharlestblackvoile.jpg (14546 octets)
Photo Billy Black, arrived at Charleston



Besides of the solidity, we are looking for an easy control, for a light tiller, for easy sails to maneuver.


Scrimp system][ Enlarged photos ( Billy Black )]


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