Pedrick Yacht Designs has always been at the forefront of technology in
yacht design and has successfully applied leading edge science in all
aspects of performance and engineering. David Pedrick has been a key player
in the creation and technical support of several international, Grand Prix
handicapping and design rules, and applies well-honed insight to achieve
optimum performance versus rating in Pedrick Yacht Designs' racing
Now that the IRC has been established for widespread use in the U.S.,
Pedrick Yacht Designs has turned its attention to a series of designs
having the most desirable characteristics to be fast and rating-effective
under IRC. A new Pedrick 44 IRC design and a series of Sport Cruisers will
Pedrick Yacht Designs has led the Twelve Meter Class's recent resurgence,
producing the 2004 North American champions in both the winged keel and
modern divisions. Courageous - the icon of her division - reigned supreme
against Freedom, Intrepid and others with performance updates by PYD.
Hissar (KZ-5), with a new winged keel design by PYD, surpassed the formerly
faster "Kiwi Magic" (KZ-7) in a 7-race clean sweep.
Pedrick Yacht Designs has earned distinction at the most demanding levels
of yacht racing, where high technology and high stakes require the very
best. As Principal Designer of two America's Cup winners (Courageous in
1974 and Stars & Stripes 87) and a veteran of eight America's Cup
campaigns, David Pedrick's record is unsurpassed as a winning designer in
the post-Olin-Stephens era of this premier event.
Pedrick has created top competitors in maxi racing, as well, including
world champions and course record-setters. For more than ten years, from
1985 - 1996, maxis of his design simultaneously held the records in ocean
racing's Triple Crown - the Bermuda, Fastnet and Sydney-Hobart Races .
1For Sparkman & Stephens.
2Bermuda Race, Nirvana 1982-96; Fastnet Race, Nirvana, 1985-97; Sydney-Hobart Race, Kialoa III, 1975-1996.