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Re: Full Keel

The Laurin 32, Corona Ag, continues to do quite well in the ARC +. The Passport 40 continues to be last, as they close in on their destination. Why is it that the only full keeled boat, a double ender, and the shortest boat in the fleet is doing so well against the other smallish fin keeled boats? The Laurin does not have a “point” or two against it, it has every single point against it - according to the experts on this forum. Why is the modern fin keel, and all the superior formulas, not allowing those smaller boats to keep up with such an ancient design? Is this just another case (that happens most of the time) where only the ancient boat has a good sailor and all the other boats have Bozo sailors or simply weren’t “well sailed”? I am curious as to how the experts explain it this time? Honestly
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