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Re: Sailing, safety, & size
Well, that is hard to know I mean what kind of boat made more passages and that dos not mean it is the better boat for the job.
Regarding records I know one that will interest you: The smaller boat to have circumnavigated non stop: A slightly modified mini class racer, a very light boat with 22ft. A very fast boat for its size.
It is also the smallest boat to have circumnavigated. The boat did not have an engine, but then, it sailed very well.
An S&S 34 did an double (2 times around) non stop circumnavigation via 5 great capes and is the only boat I know of that has done that. A triple by the same man was done on a 40 footer (choose larger boat in order to carry the supplies required, ie food and water, for the trip).
These records stand today, even in the relm of Open 60 and other high tech boats.