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Re: Why a racer for cruising discussion...

Sailed on other owners boats so know she ghosts wonderfully. Had one short sail from Newport to Barrington in less then 10kts all day and saw 6s and 7s. No need for engine. Average above 6. On passage other owners say count on ~180. Sailing polar says above 12kt should see hull speed ( 8.32) or better. Trades fine - over hull speed get 200m/d.Tx. Tried to run numbers and from what I can see given usual time of year and course of travel would be less than a day -likely much less between the boats.Numbers may lie. Really don't know a hard answer. See what happens in the ARC and other passages. Spoke with several owners. All impressed what they get out of the boat day to day in all kinds of weather.
Haven't had time to quote log on my own boat yet. Norfolk to R.I last week of May. Will let you know.

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