"The wind is the boss"
The HABER 800C4, winner of the "Yacht of the Year award” of the magazin „Żagle” (Sails) - thanks to a unique solution on a global scale - a self steering sailing-yacht. The C4 four center boards system is an ideal instrument for any crew, also for single hand sailors, - regardless of their sailing experience. This system allows you to achieve excellent course stability - i.e. self-steering - on almost any course, regardless of wind strength and wave size (when electronic autopilots give up, especially in stormy conditions).
C4 is a self-steering system that does not require electrical power and does not force the yacht to hold the course with the helm as a helmsman or autopilot does. The system allows the yacht to freely and fully cooperate with the wind and the waves.
The C4 system works on the basis of the principles of physics regarding the movement of a sailing yacht described by Janusz Konkol. They explain when and why the boat will luff up or fall off, and when it wants to stay on course. Four center boards (one front-, two aft- and one center board) use these principles and make the HABER 800C4 a yacht that will cooperate with every conscious sailor.
When using the front center board in the HABER 800C4 version, a gaff cutter, the yacht is able to sail close to the wind with 3 sails (including foresail and genoa) set at the same time.
Setting the yacht for self-steering takes from several secands to several dozen seconds. To learn and understand how the C4 system works, 2 days of practice are enough. More on this topic can be found in the "Innovation solutions" tab.
Can you imagine a "butterfly" course, a full run, with a mainsail on one side and a jib on the other, and no one is at the helm?
HABER 800C4 makes it possible - and this is only the beginning of a great adventure!
TECHNICAL DATA - HABER 800C4
|Length with bowsprit||9,50 m|
|Length of hull||7,93 m|
|Length of the water line||7,50 m|
|Beam of the water line||2,25 m|
|Number of centerboards||4|
|Height over the water line with gaff||10,80 m|
|Height over the water line to the top of mast||8,20 m|
|Length of the mast||7,00 m|
|Genoa on the forestay for light winds||22,0 m2|
|Sail coefficient (S½ / V⅓)||5,21|
|Weight (standard)||2800 kg|
|Ballast coefficient||29 %|
|Theoretical speed of yacht||6,55 kn|
|Height in cabin||1,90 m|
|Inboard engine diesel||10-21 KM|
|Constructors: Henryk Brylski & Janusz Konkol|
|C4 self steering system: Janusz Konkol|