The International Platu 25 Class Association was formed as the owners association, to support the class and promote racing amongst owners around the world. In November 2005, the class was recognised by the International Sailing Federation, which in turn entitled the class to hold an annual World Championship. There are two class builders, Beneteau in France and Extreme Sailing Products near Singapore.
An efficient, no nonsense deck layout has been designed to make the yacht easy to sail for either the novice or regatta veteran. Complete with sail and rig controls, emphasis has been placed on the careful placement of gear.
Configuration of a double swept-spreader, fractional rig with short over-lapping headsail and large mainsail will allow for a high performance rig that is strong and reliable yet allows for effective adjustment of sails for varying wind conditions. The large spinnaker is set on an “over-length” pole.