Originally Posted by PCP
Humm, not quite so unless you are talking specifically of a Transat race. That design and boat has not managed to win out of a transat and have been beaten (not for much is true) by more conventional designs.
Probably the main mini race out of the transat is the Mini Fastnet. Raison's design did not won in 2012 neither in 2013.
Look at the mini rating and you will see that on the top are sailors that use conventional boats. If it was like you say everybody with be racing with "bath tube" bow boats
2012 La Trinité – Plymouth 1er (avec Rémi Aubrun)
2013 Trophée Marie Agnès Péron, 1e
2013 La Trinité / Plymouth, 1e (avec Rémi Aubrun)
Didn't Pedote race the Scow in these races?