Arthur Peltzer

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  1. Arthur Peltzer

    ORC inclining test method

    This gap has closed almost completely since IRC is recording bulb weights and keel types while ORC has lowered it's rating cost of stability.
  2. Arthur Peltzer

    Race tracking

    On the other hand, owners that can not spend $50-100K for a race will not mind if they can see boats ahead in a light spot, and you want them considering the next race too, maybe even more. You watch boats sailing into light spots in short daylight races too, so it is a normal part of the sailing game. Owners that can spend that kind of of money can also buy online wind prediction, online AIS positions and sophisticated radar equipment to track weather and opposition, they have that advantage anyway. If they sail into a light spot they probably have hired the wrong pro navigator and pre race weather consultant. Real time tracking just levels that playing field a bit, I don't think there is anything wrong with that.
  3. I can assure you Frans Maas never ever saved weight on keel structures, he lived and sailed on quite a rough part of the North Sea and build and designed all his boats to deal with that, his build quality could match yards like Nautor's Swan. This boat has raced 10.000's of miles in offshore races like the Fastnet in much heavier conditions than on the day of the accident without any problem. Although the boat was more than 20 years old it was maintained meticulously, every year it would come out of the shed like it was new, I would not have hesitated for one second to join Frans and his boat for any offshore trip. From the upturned picture of the hull the bottom looks fully intact. Investigations are undertaken at this moment so I don't want to jump at conclusions, but my cautious guess is faulty keelbolts, maybe due to corrosion or fatigue.
  4. The European sportboat championship has just ended in Chioggia Italy. It feature 40 entries with boats of all types and sizes. First was an Italian one off, second a Delta 84 and third a SB 20. Results and pictures: