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Re: Cheap Classic Plastic smokes the fleet in 2013 Down the Bay Race

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As a TWO TIME J24 owner going back to 1981 i can assure you it was a good thing there was no real UPWIND work as it would have been a slow REALLY WET submarine ride

In reaching conditions like that 9 knots steady with plenty of 12 knots surfs is easy and you will sail well above the rating

When you gotta make it home upwind and there is any kind of sea your VMG is going to be down in the 4 knot range

Same deal with the Hobie cant go upwind

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