Originally Posted by Gustafson78
The tested Pogo 40 and the Pogo 12.50, which is the new cruising version, are quite different. No more runners and not even a backstay but only very aft speaders, no more ballast tanks but only a distinctive chine in the hull. And very different deck and interior lay-outs, that have been redesigned for cruising purposes.
Are you talking about this movie and test sail?
If so that boat was not a racing Pogo 40 but the prototype that give the Pogo 12.50. As you can see the boat has not backstay and not water ballast tanks either.
In fact the Pogo 12.50 is a 40ft and share the hull with the racing boat. The mast is smaller, and the rigging is different as you say.
This is a test with the cruising boat, the Pogo 12.50, that was later elected boat of the year: