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  1. The absolute best for class B is the Club Swan 42, the hull shape is for some reason very favored by the ORCi rule and makes it rate very very good. At the ORCi Worlds 2019 the Club Swan 42's in class B were all in the top, https://data.orc.org/public/WEV.dll?action=series&eventid=WORLDS19&classid=BOtherwise the X-41 is also a very good class B boat, but not good with asymmetric spinnakers and will also be beaten by the Club Swan 42. One more plus with the Swan is that you also can take part in the Swan regattas, like the Rolex Swan Cup and other Swan exclusive races
  2. The Corby 29 all the way, sailing a Corby upwind gives you a smile few other boats can.... Perfect with only jibs, no genoas, no running backstays etc. You will forget about the lack of super comfort for cruising when you have done your first regatta in it. I mean you can still go on weekends in it and look at the silverware from the races at the same time.. We went from a Farr 30 to Corby 33 this year and it has never been more fun sailing.
  3. That boat is NOT the cheating MN38S..... That is the Katariina II special made One Off for ORCi. They later scrapped the pictured hull and keel since it was too slow, but kept the deck and rig while building a new hull and keel. The increased/decreased water line you ask for is described from my side how the ORCi rule sees it. By trimming the weight aft and lift the stern the rule think you have a more "moderate" bow and gives you a shorter water line. In other words it gives you a more decreased water line according to the ORCi rule by lifting the bow then to trim down the bow and lift t
  4. The Italian team Scugnizza racing with their NM38S in the ORCi rule is one of the most recent and biggest cheating scandals here in Europe. They actually modified the boat to have hidden ballast tanks in the aft and filled them with water before being measured to get a much shorter water line, 1.4 tons (!) higher displacement and much better rating. But when racing they released out all of the water and the water line was increased, boat much faster with lighter displacement and sailed with a much better rating then the boat should have... Apparently the ballast tanks were made to look like bi
  5. Farr 30s don't reef because of the risk of decompressing the soft carbon rig from the loads when reefed.. The class rules states that you need 1 reef to comply with Cat 3, but everyone just have a "fake" reef. It works kind of ok with no reefs, when to windy you just take the main down and keep going with the jib. We did an 350nm offshorerace (around gotland race) with our old Farr 30 this summer with wind speeds up to 50 knots on the baltic sea... At 35 knots we just took the main down and kept going with the #2 jib. When it came closer to 50 knots we put up the HWJ and asked ourselves why th
  6. Just bought a Corby 33 with an Origo 3000 alcohol stove in the galley, but want to throw it out and replace it with a gas burner stove instead. Would like to get one of these gimbaled skeleton racing stoves with 2 or 3 simple "camping" burners , those were you connect the gas/propane bottle directly under the gas burner. Have seen those on different race boats like Farr 40, 1D35 etc. But it seems to be impossible to find were to buy them. Does anyone know who makes these skeleton stoves or are they only custom made by the boat builders?
  7. MC38 "Whiplash" was bought from San Fransisco in 2014/2015 by some guys in Stockholm Sweden and named "Carbonara" with Happy Yachting as their sponsor. They raced it on the east coast in Sweden under ORCi and the local rule "SRS", in 2015 they were 3rd of 15 in the Swedish ORCi nationals. Some mods were made like a longer fixed sprit for Code0/bigger assy on it to make it even faster in the pretty common light wind conditions. Was always a blast to see it at the regattas and they even raced it at the 350nm Offshore "ÅF Offshore Race"/"Around Gotland Race" every year with good results, but it h
  8. The film do not work outside the UK.....
  9. ABC Hobart will do a live stream of the finish on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/abchobart/
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