often wondered about this, I am a big 8mr fan. i would love new boats in the class to push the envelope once again. Who would you have design a new cutting edge Meter yacht? since most of the races are now in relatively sheltered waters, design would call for good in light to moderate chop, and excell in 10-14kts of wind. for an 8, the Hollandia keel still seems the keel to beat, but any update there would be welcome. rig is aluminium, but could go for custom profile.