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  1. Were they hitching to a town they just sailed past? Seems a little shady but I'm not familiar with the area.
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    what is it?

    It's been for sale almost since it was launched. Something didn't go according to plan
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    Gitana Maxi 17

    Are there any Ultime class rules about foils? Or link to rules in english?
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    Trying to Buy a Boat

    Buying a 30 year old cored hull without hauling it seems like a bad idea. I might consider it on a solid glass cruiser but probably not when the owner appears to be hiding something.
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    Trying to Buy a Boat

    I would tell him to have a friend move the boat. If he refuses that, he doesn't really want to sell. What kind of boat is this?
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    Corsair 970

    Multihulls direct doesn't count as a production builder? They have built 20+ of the same boat. Before Ian's death, he posted that they were going to start building the F22 as well. So I think we can assume Ian was happy with their build quality.
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    bad penny - Hancock on VOR

    They gybe like once a day, not once an hour. IDEC Sport had 6 aboard for the current RTW record. EDIT: I have not "done distance racing over 2,000 nm in a similar sized boat."
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    bad penny - Hancock on VOR

    "the next VOR should be raced in turbo-charged IMOCA 60’s. Add a more powerful sail plan" This makes me think Hancock is clueless, although I know he isn't. Bigger rig would be worthless for 90% of the course. Trying to add more righting moment would change the whole boat. IMO, one design trimarans offer the best speed/cost ratio. A new MOD70 was 3mm Euro which I think is less than a new custom IMOCA with canting keel and dali foils. The Volvo 65s were supposedly 4.5mm euro "ready to sail". So 85ft OD trimarans should be doable for $5-6mm if they can spread the design/tools across 8+ boats. Would only need 5 crew. What am I missing?
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    Olson 30 on FB

    How well does an Olson 30 go with no rail meat?
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    US Sailing Olympic Submission for 2024

    They don't think two Olympic athletes can handle a spin and traps? Probably just wanted a JAM class to appeal to people that know nothings about sailing.
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    Banque Populaire IX

    They had 1 reef in main + jib in 40--45knots wind. No one on deck. Seems aggressive for a delivery.
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    New imoca boats

    Did they eliminate the tiller?
  13. I would definitely prefer either of these to a Catalina 30 for ocean crossing. Catalina 30 is a good option if you are island hopping.
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    Sailing around the world (Galleon replica)

    Lots of tumblehome...
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    Sundeer 60 vs Catana 471

    Seems like it has all the drawbacks of a cat while managing to have the accomodation of 40fter in a 60ft hull. I would want at least 3 cabins for a family of 4. The ugly hard dodger seems like a pretty good feature for world cruising.