The Baltic 65 Stig is probably one of the most high-performance boats ever constructed at Baltic Yachts’ yard, with the owner intending to be very competitive under the IRC rating rule against all-out race yachts such as the STP65. “It won’t be a Spartan race boat,” says Project Manager Jonas Krokvik, “because it still has a full interior. But there have been some important concessions to weight. For example there is no teak on the deck, it is painted instead to save weight and reduce heeling moment.” Baltic 65 Stig has been equipped with two mainsails, one with minimum roach for ease of handling with a permanent backstay, and a racing mainsail with big roach, which will entail running backstays led to either aft quarter. A racing yacht should preferably have a very deep keel whereas a cruising yacht should reach also shallow waters. Therefore Baltic 65 stig has a telescopic lifting keel that is located completely outside and does not influence the interior or limit the cabin arrangements.