S/Y Nireas Open maxi 65 COMETA This carbon-fiber, epoxy built Maxi racer is featuring a sail area-to-displacement ratio that’s nearly off the charts. With an adjustable keel (canting keel), rotating mast, and forward daggerboards, Cometa is one of the marvels of the Open Class, which fosters enhanced performance through design freedom and innovation. ´Not many sailors outside of the Med get a chance to see the likes of Cometa, an offshoot of the Open Class 60 built to be sailed by a full crew. Unlike her more well-known single-handed cousins (like Ellen MacArthur’s Kingfisher or Michel Desjoyeaux’s PRB), Cometa sports an open transom, a low coach roof that affords little protection for the broad cockpit, and widely spread twin helms. Her appearance is more that of a grand prix, ‘round-the-buoys racer than a world girdler, and as such she seems to have more in common with America’s Cup boats than the steeds customarily seen in events like the Vendeé Globe.