In this day where multihulls are cleary the fastest boats on the ocean, why do we even care about huge monohulls anymore?" Bob Perry,

Matagi

Ambassador of the Republic of R'lyeh
I've apologized to Bob above. 

I have provided him (and everyone) with the source of the quote, which I saw and took from another (very prominent) posters sig file.  As such the quote has *ALREADY* been reproduced, perhaps hundreds of times here, on SA.    Trovao has over 7,000 posts.  I don't know how long he has been appending this now repudiated quote by Bob Perry to them.   I've only mentioned it once, albeit, in a thread title.  Still, my bad, and I'm sorry. 

The first person to call me (and the quote out) was ChuteFirst who said: 




It's particularly churlish for Trovao to "upvote"  the above,  where I am chastised for misquoting Bob, when in fact I am merely quoting Trovao himself, mis-quoting Bob. I think that's called "chutzpah" in New York. 

Here is Trovao's full (now repudiated) quote, with all original emphasis and context retained. 
 

Now, ChuteFirst has accused me of "misapplying" the quote. 

He says that the quote was referring to one thing, and I've applied it to another.  It was about racing, but I've posted it here in the Cruising forum. 

The fact that it was about racing is apparent if one goes and looks up the Rambler capsize, and sees that it was a 100' maxi-multihull that flipped in the Fastnet race.  This was apparent in Trovao's post, which  included "commenting on Rambler's capsize".   

So, if it was a real quote, then I would also say I'm sorry for mis-applying it.  But, then, quotes are misapplied a lot.  How many people know that Ghandi's famous "an eye for and eye makes the whole world blind" was made in response to him being told it was his turn to pay for lunch?  

So, it's a much lesser offense, and in fact, one thing that makes a great quote is that it's applicable in many more situations than the place it was originally uttered.   Saying "multihulls are clearly the fastest boats on the ocean now" would be that sort of quote.    

In any case, as I did not include the same level of context, I will admit I may have inadvertantly misapplied that, but that's not the same as misquoting someone - which the as Bull City has told me: Misquoting is a serious matter. What do you have to say for yourself?   

OK, Bull City. You have all the information. I've said what I have to say for myself.  It is Trovao who apparently created this now repudiated false quote. Because Bob Perry himself has said: "I most certainly did not say that."   Bull City, please take it up directly with Trovao,  I don't know why he did it.  It's a serious matter, as you say. 
 
You should watch this. It is a life lesson. 



You're welcome.

 

DDW

Super Anarchist
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We have definitely passed the Angle of vanishing credibility


Not always true...

My daughter has a friend whose family owns a catamaran. They've sailed from North Brittany to the Azores, Sweden among many places on annual leave time. This is something you can't do on a mono, it takes 10 to 12 days to go the Azores, it took them 7, with 3 weeks of leave they can just about do it.
You are suggesting that the speed of their cat is 70% faster than a similarly sailed, similarly sized, similarly designed monohull. The universe rarely has singularities, and that might be one. The reason to look at Big Data, like 15 years of difficult-to-fabricate satellite data from the ARC, is that you get a credible result, averaged over many years and thousands of boats, in many conditions. Even in all that data, you won't find a single case of a 70% advantage unless you compare full-on professionally crewed racing multihulls against indifferently sailed, mom-and-pop crewed crab-crusher type monohulls under peculiar conditions. I continue to marvel at how much these very fast catamarans are slowed down by the addition of a 1 kg satellite tracking beacon. I guess they really are weight sensitive. 

This is about when I get called a multihull hater. Not a hater - love 'em. But I love 'em for what they are, not what they aren't. 

 

Santanasailor

Charter Member. Scow Mafia
1,357
707
North Louisiana
Why, forget the they may be ugly aspect (which to my eye, They Are!) 

Sailing (sail racing) is about tactics, Sailing is about strategy, Sailing is about reading all conditions and coming up with the best solution.  Boat speed is nice, very nice, but if speed is the only requirement,..…why are we even talking about “sail” when speed is the criteria……My I present you with the fastest raceboat on the water… 

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Miss Homestreet going into a turn at 190 MPH.  Any sail powered catamarans go that fast???  Well DO THEY?

 
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Voiled

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why are we even talking about “sail” when speed is the criteria
Quickest around the globe is a sail powered tri, it went round in about 2/3 of the time it took the fastest powerboat, also a tri.

 
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Santanasailor

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1,357
707
North Louisiana
Quickest around the globe is a sail powered tri, it went round in about 2/3 of the time it took the fastest motorboat, also a tri.
Quickest thing around the globe was a B-52 Bomber.  Quickest thing that regularly flew was an SR71.  Again, speed is not the only answer.  I give you your point.  Fastest sailboat around the globe may well have been a tri. (But we are talking about catamarans) I say maybe because I really don’t know, so I yield to your knowledge on that subject.  And yes, multihull sail craft are fastest under certain conditions that meet their best qualities.  But speed, is not the end of the race.  The race, even to those who spend millions to win a $15.00 plastic sailboat trophy, is about getting to the line first, not in the conditions that fit a particular boat, but in conditions that are presented on race day after race day, regardless of the boat type. 

 

Bob Perry

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I wasn't bothered by being misquoted. These days I have my name attached to so many boats I had nothing to do with I'd go nuts if I let it bother me.

What I do like to do is to call the offending broker and pretend I'm interested in the boat I am supposed to have designed. I lead them along until they are truly buried in their own BS quoting me right and left about the  boat and then I tell them who I am and listen to them grovel.

I'm a mean man.

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valcour

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I wasn't bothered by being misquoted. These days I have my name attached to so many boats I had nothing to do with I'd go nuts if I let it bother me.

What I do like to do is to call the offending broker and pretend I'm interested in the boat I am supposed to have designed. I lead them along until they are truly buried in their own BS quoting me right and left about the  boat and then I tell them who I am and listen to them grovel.

I'm a mean man.

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slug zitski

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People overvalue speed 

not long ago I sailed a super fast 100footer on a 400 mile delivery 

super fast 

every time I looked at the Speedo we were 15 knots plus 

it was beautiful weather, close reaching , friendly sea state … but the high apparent wind speed made standing on deck tiresome 

the smallest wave showered the deck with spray 

I was in foul weather gear  the whole trip 

this was nice weather , on a normal boat at 8 knots I would have been in shorts and tee shirt suffering sunburn 

 

TwoLegged

Super Anarchist
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I was in foul weather gear  the whole trip 

this was nice weather , on a normal boat at 8 knots I would have been in shorts and tee shirt suffering sunburn 
So the fast boat saved you from sunburn.

Where did you leave your gratitude?

 

Zonker

Super Anarchist
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I think using the ARC results to say "X is faster" is a bit silly.

(a) because motoring is allowed. They add a 1.2 "hour factor" - but if the wind is light that sure favours the boat that can motor at 8 knots vs drift at 3...
(b) it's not a race but some treat it as some. They charter a big boat, load it with 8 folks and press hard the whole way.  

But if you look at just elapsed finish time it does look like OVERALL the faster multis are ~faster than the big faster monos. I combined the 2021 results, sorted the finish times and ignored the engine hours; keeping them there for interest. I also discarded the few monos >80'. Like we know a Swan 112 is fairly quick. "M" = multihull

The Marsaudon cats are seriously quick. An average FP and Lagoon are average. Lots of scatter in this data. One Beneteau 44.7 was >1 day faster than another...etc





 


Finishing time


engine hrs


 




Marsaudon TS5


03-Dec-21 08:42:09


41:20


M




Marsaudon TS42


04-Dec-21 11:42:28


34:42


M




Marsaudon TS5


04-Dec-21 22:24:35


35:12


M




Technologie Marine MCAT52


05-Dec-21 20:40:10


54:15


M




Neel 47


05-Dec-21 20:42:11


48:19


M




O Yachts Class 6


06-Dec-21 00:04:39


40:55


M




Vismara V62


06-Dec-21 10:05:32


19:57


 




Outremer 51


06-Dec-21 12:52:00


64:00


M




Oyster 675


06-Dec-21 18:29:23


52:30


 




Swan 65


06-Dec-21 23:20:26


29:10


 




Amel 60


07-Dec-21 00:40:56


48:22


 




Hallberg-Rassy 64


07-Dec-21 03:15:50


58:05


 




Outremer 45-2


07-Dec-21 17:00:33


48:38


M




Tournier Freydis 49


07-Dec-21 18:01:12


41:49


M




Swan 65


07-Dec-21 21:18:23


58:00


 




Swan 48


07-Dec-21 23:09:07


63:30


 




CNB Bordeaux 60


07-Dec-21 23:14:34


41:30


 




Oyster 62


07-Dec-21 23:49:55


45:00


 




SCAT Crowther 46


08-Dec-21 03:37:06


63:48


M




Oyster 575


08-Dec-21 05:29:18


56:12


 




Beneteau First 44.7


08-Dec-21 06:46:34


26:00


 




Oyster 625


08-Dec-21 06:50:48


66:00


 




Discovery 55


08-Dec-21 07:36:56


34:00


 




Lagoon 52


08-Dec-21 08:20:41


53:00


M




Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 52.2


08-Dec-21 09:40:57


13:43


 




Bavaria 49


08-Dec-21 11:58:19


92:00


 




Hallberg-Rassy 44


08-Dec-21 12:07:19


47:00


 




Broadblue Rapier 550


08-Dec-21 14:09:09


52:30


M




Oyster 53


08-Dec-21 14:18:39


56:30


 




Hanse 588


08-Dec-21 15:10:09


34:03


 




Moody 62


08-Dec-21 17:03:54


60:14


 




Discovery 55


08-Dec-21 17:30:47


38:10


 




Arcona 460


08-Dec-21 21:41:51


37:42


 




X-Yachts X-412


09-Dec-21 01:54:09


37:00


 




Maxime 50 (JV)


09-Dec-21 03:17:22


48:00


 




Swan 65


09-Dec-21 03:48:57


42:45


 




Arcona 400


09-Dec-21 04:07:41


44:45


 




Bowman 57


09-Dec-21 05:03:36


63:54


 




X-Yachts X4.9


09-Dec-21 05:48:19


31:42


 




Swan 51


09-Dec-21 06:05:55


18:00


 




Challenge 67


09-Dec-21 06:15:27


14:15


 




Beneteau First 47.7


09-Dec-21 06:37:21


54:37


 




Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54DS


09-Dec-21 09:35:20


22:00


 




Beneteau First 47.7


09-Dec-21 10:40:37


49:40


 




Gibsea 51


09-Dec-21 11:40:57


46:00


 




Discovery 50


09-Dec-21 11:43:03


92:00


M




Oyster 595


09-Dec-21 11:46:11


180:00


 




Farr 50 PH


09-Dec-21 13:11:36


47:40


 




Dehler 42


09-Dec-21 15:23:48


22:47


 




Privilege 585


09-Dec-21 16:15:14


40:03


M




Malö 42


09-Dec-21 19:34:37


36:00


 




Fountaine Pajot Salina 48


09-Dec-21 22:40:22


55:44


M




Jeanneau 64


09-Dec-21 23:03:18


55:00


 




Fountain Pajot Saona 47


10-Dec-21 02:32:00


49:30


M




Oyster 55


10-Dec-21 02:32:30


20:00


 




Allures 45.9


10-Dec-21 03:33:43


65:00


 




Beneteau Oceanis 500


10-Dec-21 03:42:49


96:00


 




Bavaria Cruiser 51


10-Dec-21 03:44:46


44:09


 




Oyster 56


10-Dec-21 03:58:09


46:24


 




Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42


10-Dec-21 03:58:58


52:00


M




Southern Ocean 62


10-Dec-21 04:25:04


47:00


 




Swan 48 S&S


10-Dec-21 06:51:24


29:30


 




Sweden Yachts 45


10-Dec-21 07:04:22


16:10


 




Hanse 411


10-Dec-21 08:49:44


13:00


 




Najad 511


10-Dec-21 09:34:38


74:24


 




Lagoon 42-2


10-Dec-21 10:27:30


50:00


M




Swan 68


10-Dec-21 12:23:27


72:30


 




Jeanneau Yacht 54


10-Dec-21 12:54:29


27:45


 




Bavaria Cruiser 51


10-Dec-21 19:02:26


30:37


 




Oyster 56


10-Dec-21 19:05:42


95:00


 




Amel 55


10-Dec-21 20:43:43


32:00


 




Lagoon 42-2


10-Dec-21 22:57:48


90:11


M




Fountain Pajot Saba 50


11-Dec-21 00:19:56


70:10


M




Lagoon 450F


11-Dec-21 00:30:22


58:30


M




Hallberg-Rassy 40


11-Dec-21 00:48:10


57:41


 




Bavaria Cruiser 46


11-Dec-21 02:40:25


19:49


 




Hallberg-Rassy 42F


11-Dec-21 07:22:16


80:00


 




Sweden Yachts 390


11-Dec-21 08:36:25


26:08


 




Hallberg-Rassy 40C


11-Dec-21 09:55:36


36:00


 




Lagoon 50


11-Dec-21 09:57:58


109:00


M




Beneteau Oceanis 51.1


11-Dec-21 10:08:55


86:00


 




Lagoon 50


11-Dec-21 11:05:19


29:20


M




Dufour 455 GL


11-Dec-21 11:41:44


51:08


 




Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2


11-Dec-21 14:54:20


40:45


 




Lagoon 39


11-Dec-21 17:30:50


76:14


M




Excess 11


11-Dec-21 18:21:17


29:00


M




Bavaria 44


11-Dec-21 18:56:30


35:00


 




Malö 39


11-Dec-21 22:10:33


84:45


 




Najad Aphrodite 37


12-Dec-21 01:02:27


27:30


 




Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410


12-Dec-21 01:29:46


37:42


 




Najad 460


12-Dec-21 02:30:40


16:10


 




Bavaria 44


12-Dec-21 02:50:46


33:44


 




Swan 441R


12-Dec-21 04:39:13


28:10


 




RM 1180


12-Dec-21 04:59:50


11:00


 




Delphia 40


12-Dec-21 07:24:23


55:08


 




Oyster 47


12-Dec-21 09:09:24


63:32


 




Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42DS


12-Dec-21 09:26:52


56:00


 




Hallberg-Rassy 412


12-Dec-21 09:59:49


61:00


 




Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42DS


12-Dec-21 10:23:01


42:15


 




Beneteau First 375


13-Dec-21 00:14:53


05:00


 




Bavaria 42


13-Dec-21 01:09:10


55:00


 




Maestro 35


13-Dec-21 08:58:17


35:12


 




Elan 43


13-Dec-21 12:17:36


41:30


 




Wauquiez 47PS


13-Dec-21 17:45:09


28:00


 




Lagoon 42-2


14-Dec-21 08:28:57


35:41


M




Dufour 382


14-Dec-21 10:20:07


75:00


 




Bali 4.8


14-Dec-21 17:34:53


310:00


M




 


 


 


 




 


 


 


 




 


 


 


 




 


 


 


 




 


 


 


 




 


 


 


 




 

Santanasailor

Charter Member. Scow Mafia
1,357
707
North Louisiana
Quickest thing around the globe was a B-52 Bomber.  Quickest thing that regularly flew was an SR71.  Again, speed is not the only answer.  I give you your point.  Fastest sailboat around the globe may well have been a tri. (But we are talking about catamarans) I say maybe because I really don’t know, so I yield to your knowledge on that subject.  And yes, multihull sail craft are fastest under certain conditions that meet their best qualities.  But speed, is not the end of the race.  The race, even to those who spend millions to win a $15.00 plastic sailboat trophy, is about getting to the line first, not in the conditions that fit a particular boat, but in conditions that are presented on race day after race day, regardless of the boat type. 
I stand corrected, found my own mistake.  We are talking about multihulls, not just catamarans.  To those quoted, I apologize.

 

Russell Brown

Super Anarchist
1,693
1,299
Port Townsend WA
I agree. Common condo-cats sail like shit and they are really ugly. We shouldn't have to look at them just because someone wants a condo-on-the-water. As far as other multihulls, if you don't like them, don't get one. It's that simple. Having a debate is as pointless as it was when I was a kid.

 

DDW

Super Anarchist
6,549
1,108
I think using the ARC results to say "X is faster" is a bit silly.

(a) because motoring is allowed. They add a 1.2 "hour factor" - but if the wind is light that sure favours the boat that can motor at 8 knots vs drift at 3...
(b) it's not a race but some treat it as some. They charter a big boat, load it with 8 folks and press hard the whole way.  

But if you look at just elapsed finish time it does look like OVERALL the faster multis are ~faster than the big faster monos. I combined the 2021 results, sorted the finish times and ignored the engine hours; keeping them there for interest. I also discarded the few monos >80'. Like we know a Swan 112 is fairly quick. "M" = multihull

The Marsaudon cats are seriously quick. An average FP and Lagoon are average. Lots of scatter in this data. One Beneteau 44.7 was >1 day faster than another...etc
Which proves my point. The Marsaudon cats are quick, not just in '21 but in previous years. However even the fastest of them arrived on the 3rd and 4th, with the smaller monohull frontrunners arriving on the 6th and 7th. They all started on the 21st, so 12 or 13 days vs 16 or 17. Take away the TS boats and you have more or less a random scatter of multihulls through the fleet. Certainly not 70% faster. And even the very fastest of them was slower than a bicycle, averaging about 7 knots. 

I really don't care if someone wants to buy a catamaran, do what turns your prop. If you think it will be 3x as fast (as Peter J. used to claim for Gunboats), you may just be disappointed. 

 

ChuteFirst

Member
177
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I think using the ARC results to say "X is faster" is a bit silly.

(a) because motoring is allowed. They add a 1.2 "hour factor" - but if the wind is light that sure favours the boat that can motor at 8 knots vs drift at 3...
(b) it's not a race but some treat it as some. They charter a big boat, load it with 8 folks and press hard the whole way.  

But if you look at just elapsed finish time it does look like OVERALL the faster multis are ~faster than the big faster monos. I combined the 2021 results, sorted the finish times and ignored the engine hours; keeping them there for interest. I also discarded the few monos >80'. Like we know a Swan 112 is fairly quick. "M" = multihull

The Marsaudon cats are seriously quick. An average FP and Lagoon are average. Lots of scatter in this data. One Beneteau 44.7 was >1 day faster than another...etc





 


Finishing time


engine hrs


 




Marsaudon TS5


03-Dec-21 08:42:09


41:20


M




Marsaudon TS42


04-Dec-21 11:42:28


34:42


M




Marsaudon TS5


04-Dec-21 22:24:35


35:12


M




Technologie Marine MCAT52


05-Dec-21 20:40:10


54:15


M




Neel 47


05-Dec-21 20:42:11


48:19


M




O Yachts Class 6


06-Dec-21 00:04:39


40:55


M




Vismara V62


06-Dec-21 10:05:32


19:57


 




Outremer 51


06-Dec-21 12:52:00


64:00


M




Oyster 675


06-Dec-21 18:29:23


52:30


 




Swan 65


06-Dec-21 23:20:26


29:10


 




Amel 60


07-Dec-21 00:40:56


48:22


 




Hallberg-Rassy 64


07-Dec-21 03:15:50


58:05


 




Outremer 45-2


07-Dec-21 17:00:33


48:38


M




Tournier Freydis 49


07-Dec-21 18:01:12


41:49


M




Swan 65


07-Dec-21 21:18:23


58:00


 




Swan 48


07-Dec-21 23:09:07


63:30


 




CNB Bordeaux 60


07-Dec-21 23:14:34


41:30


 




Oyster 62


07-Dec-21 23:49:55


45:00


 




SCAT Crowther 46


08-Dec-21 03:37:06


63:48


M




Oyster 575


08-Dec-21 05:29:18


56:12


 




Beneteau First 44.7


08-Dec-21 06:46:34


26:00


 




Oyster 625


08-Dec-21 06:50:48


66:00


 




Discovery 55


08-Dec-21 07:36:56


34:00


 




Lagoon 52


08-Dec-21 08:20:41


53:00


M




Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 52.2


08-Dec-21 09:40:57


13:43


 




Bavaria 49


08-Dec-21 11:58:19


92:00


 




Hallberg-Rassy 44


08-Dec-21 12:07:19


47:00


 




Broadblue Rapier 550


08-Dec-21 14:09:09


52:30


M




Oyster 53


08-Dec-21 14:18:39


56:30


 




Hanse 588


08-Dec-21 15:10:09


34:03


 




Moody 62


08-Dec-21 17:03:54


60:14


 




Discovery 55


08-Dec-21 17:30:47


38:10


 




Arcona 460


08-Dec-21 21:41:51


37:42


 




X-Yachts X-412


09-Dec-21 01:54:09


37:00


 




Maxime 50 (JV)


09-Dec-21 03:17:22


48:00


 




Swan 65


09-Dec-21 03:48:57


42:45


 




Arcona 400


09-Dec-21 04:07:41


44:45


 




Bowman 57


09-Dec-21 05:03:36


63:54


 




X-Yachts X4.9


09-Dec-21 05:48:19


31:42


 




Swan 51


09-Dec-21 06:05:55


18:00


 




Challenge 67


09-Dec-21 06:15:27


14:15


 




Beneteau First 47.7


09-Dec-21 06:37:21


54:37


 




Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54DS


09-Dec-21 09:35:20


22:00


 




Beneteau First 47.7


09-Dec-21 10:40:37


49:40


 




Gibsea 51


09-Dec-21 11:40:57


46:00


 




Discovery 50


09-Dec-21 11:43:03


92:00


M




Oyster 595


09-Dec-21 11:46:11


180:00


 




Farr 50 PH


09-Dec-21 13:11:36


47:40


 




Dehler 42


09-Dec-21 15:23:48


22:47


 




Privilege 585


09-Dec-21 16:15:14


40:03


M




Malö 42


09-Dec-21 19:34:37


36:00


 




Fountaine Pajot Salina 48


09-Dec-21 22:40:22


55:44


M




Jeanneau 64


09-Dec-21 23:03:18


55:00


 




Fountain Pajot Saona 47


10-Dec-21 02:32:00


49:30


M




Oyster 55


10-Dec-21 02:32:30


20:00


 




Allures 45.9


10-Dec-21 03:33:43


65:00


 




Beneteau Oceanis 500


10-Dec-21 03:42:49


96:00


 




Bavaria Cruiser 51


10-Dec-21 03:44:46


44:09


 




Oyster 56


10-Dec-21 03:58:09


46:24


 




Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42


10-Dec-21 03:58:58


52:00


M




Southern Ocean 62


10-Dec-21 04:25:04


47:00


 




Swan 48 S&S


10-Dec-21 06:51:24


29:30


 




Sweden Yachts 45


10-Dec-21 07:04:22


16:10


 




Hanse 411


10-Dec-21 08:49:44


13:00


 




Najad 511


10-Dec-21 09:34:38


74:24


 




Lagoon 42-2


10-Dec-21 10:27:30


50:00


M




Swan 68


10-Dec-21 12:23:27


72:30


 




Jeanneau Yacht 54


10-Dec-21 12:54:29


27:45


 




Bavaria Cruiser 51


10-Dec-21 19:02:26


30:37


 




Oyster 56


10-Dec-21 19:05:42


95:00


 




Amel 55


10-Dec-21 20:43:43


32:00


 




Lagoon 42-2


10-Dec-21 22:57:48


90:11


M




Fountain Pajot Saba 50


11-Dec-21 00:19:56


70:10


M




Lagoon 450F


11-Dec-21 00:30:22


58:30


M




Hallberg-Rassy 40


11-Dec-21 00:48:10


57:41


 




Bavaria Cruiser 46


11-Dec-21 02:40:25


19:49


 




Hallberg-Rassy 42F


11-Dec-21 07:22:16


80:00


 




Sweden Yachts 390


11-Dec-21 08:36:25


26:08


 




Hallberg-Rassy 40C


11-Dec-21 09:55:36


36:00


 




Lagoon 50


11-Dec-21 09:57:58


109:00


M




Beneteau Oceanis 51.1


11-Dec-21 10:08:55


86:00


 




Lagoon 50


11-Dec-21 11:05:19


29:20


M




Dufour 455 GL


11-Dec-21 11:41:44


51:08


 




Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2


11-Dec-21 14:54:20


40:45


 




Lagoon 39


11-Dec-21 17:30:50


76:14


M




Excess 11


11-Dec-21 18:21:17


29:00


M




Bavaria 44


11-Dec-21 18:56:30


35:00


 




Malö 39


11-Dec-21 22:10:33


84:45


 




Najad Aphrodite 37


12-Dec-21 01:02:27


27:30


 




Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410


12-Dec-21 01:29:46


37:42


 




Najad 460


12-Dec-21 02:30:40


16:10


 




Bavaria 44


12-Dec-21 02:50:46


33:44


 




Swan 441R


12-Dec-21 04:39:13


28:10


 




RM 1180


12-Dec-21 04:59:50


11:00


 




Delphia 40


12-Dec-21 07:24:23


55:08


 




Oyster 47


12-Dec-21 09:09:24


63:32


 




Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42DS


12-Dec-21 09:26:52


56:00


 




Hallberg-Rassy 412


12-Dec-21 09:59:49


61:00


 




Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42DS


12-Dec-21 10:23:01


42:15


 




Beneteau First 375


13-Dec-21 00:14:53


05:00


 




Bavaria 42


13-Dec-21 01:09:10


55:00


 




Maestro 35


13-Dec-21 08:58:17


35:12


 




Elan 43


13-Dec-21 12:17:36


41:30


 




Wauquiez 47PS


13-Dec-21 17:45:09


28:00


 




Lagoon 42-2


14-Dec-21 08:28:57


35:41


M




Dufour 382


14-Dec-21 10:20:07


75:00


 




Bali 4.8


14-Dec-21 17:34:53


310:00


M




 


 


 


 




 


 


 


 




 


 


 


 




 


 


 


 




 


 


 


 




 


 


 


 
I don’t think the using the ARC is a silly benchmark at all. I think its the best for comparing cruising boat choices for the masses. And allowing motoring only makes it more credible because motoring is an important part of passage making.

Those results show a Catana 45 that “everyone knows is a really fast cruising cat” was only 4% faster than an HR 44 that “everyone knows is slower than the 2nd coming of christ”. 

Unfairly anecdotal? Well let’s face it, that’s where conventional wisdom comes from.

 

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