Originally Posted by PCP
Only if you mean the arch
. The hull does not belong to the same family, as the others on the X yacht series. I did not say Italian by accident, it looks like in the Italian tradition in what regards fast hulls.
No mainsail traveler…
Cf. an earlier discussion on this thread: I don’t like that at all. It only works when a very powerful downhoal is provided, which is seldom the case because of the enormous forces this generates on the boom.
This is also one of the reasons I prefer Paulo’s Comet 41 above the new model: his traveler is longer, which gives a much better upwind control of the power and shape of the main.