A pure racing boat specifically addressed to handicap racing
the idea was to open this design to as many levels of racing as possible: inshore and offshore, full crew and double handed, ORCi international events (Class C), ORCi Sportboat division events and also IRC championships and why not HP30 events.
the most relevant feature of the Corsa 915 is versatility. The hull lines are designed to be as dry as possible when upright but powerful when heeled, low freeboards with chamfered sheerline help in reducing aero drag but still maintaining enough room inside in order to make life easier down below during offshores.
the deck layout is simple but efficient both in fully crewed situations but also for double handed sailing. Transversal jib tracks are designed to allow fine trimming not only during upwind VMG sailing but also on a reach.
the sail plan is not extreme in any sense but it is designed to deliver the right amount of power for any situation. The large jibs help in light air conditions especially when accelerating and the quite long J will permit multiple headsails set ups. The boat is fitted with a retractable bowsprit that can be fixed and stabilized with a bobstay for offshore racing in order to carry reaching sails.
appendages design has been balanced between ease of use and pure straight line performances. The keel has a reverse T configuration; configuration with a long and slim bulb, the rudder is quite large and positioned forward to maximize grip in all situations.
An outboard engine can be mounted on a swinging support located on a locker in the middle of the boat. This arrangement allows the boat to sail without the sail drive dragging into the water in an economically and light way. Moreover, the system is open also to a fully electric installation.