I was surpeised by the level of non finishers in the route du rhum - 37 Class40 (out of 55) made it.
This failure rate was much higher than imoca/ultim/ocean50, although better than the rhum classes.
Are the boats now being built too light? Boat prep not good enough? Is there a common theme?
Awesome stuff revboat, good luck with project.
As a way of keeping us updated you could just open a build thread here or keep us updated in this thread.
I really enjoy reading this, something similar for your class40 project would be great.
Good luck, when are you hoping to be on the...
To put in perspective, 25 years ago
"Silk Cut, claimed a new 24-hour monohull world record of 449.1 nm, averaging 18.71 knots on Leg 2 from Cape Town, South Africa to Fremantle, Western Australia."
that was 60ft and fully crewed. This is 40ft 2 up.
the class 40s don't have swing keels...