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Re: Interesting Sailboats
The only finishers up to now in the 2 handed class at the Fastnet are a J/122 followed by a J/111. Thought both were made for crewed racing? Will they be at last true shorthanded rockets?
Well, I think the real shorthanded rockets were the Class 40s, which had their own division. J/111's are sailed shorthanded quite a bit - the Swedish boat "Blur" has some videos on YouTube of some singlehanded racing, for example. And I believe the J/105 is a very popular shorthanded weapon in the U.K. and Europe, as it is in the U.S.
So, plenty of shorthanded rockets out there, and probably many more to come as people look for ways to cut the costs of racing.
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