Originally Posted by PCP
Are you serious? That is ridiculous and show that you don't know of what you are talking about regarding these particular boats. If you have any doubt ask to a mini class skipper and we will take away any doubt you have.
Don't know what I'm talking about? I never made any claims one way or the the other. But I guess your knee jerk mind failed to notice that.
In any case it's possible that certain inherent safety advantages the bigger boat has could possibly be offset by the dangers of higher speed, reduced ability to handle the bigger boat easily or higher degree of difficultly in engineering the larger boat. There were three collisions in the first 15 days of the last Vendee. In 2008-2009 19 boats did not finish out of 30 boats due to various failures.
But again when you are just looking at one set of numbers it doesn't tell you anything. Also, all this comparison might tell you is something about the safety of relatively lightly built single handed ocean racing boats.