I mean using polars of a fully crewed boat that is 5 ft longer in a pretend simulation vs reality of human fatigue, work list and strategy? It is like folks who look at the forecasts they have and assume that’s the reality over the water (and the local weather forecasts are some of the worst in regions where there’s limited maritime utility or specific interest) - and say “oh haha boat isn’t performing to spec”Conrad H says Bouwe Bekking has been routing a VO65 against the fleet, and it's "comfortably ahead." This led Conrad H and Mike G to rightly question whether sea state was taken into account.
Surely Bouwe would factor sea state. Anyone have a link or more info?