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Re: Full Keel
... It is important to take the sailors out of this equation IMO, and examine the boat types only. A very common, I’ll say normal, phenomenon is that one boat type consistently out performs another when simply cruising across the ocean. All of the boats in this rally are in the same position, but the heavy displacement, full keeled, double ender is ahead of the much more modern, fin keeled lighter boats. ... The truth is that those more modern boats, when playing this “cruising” kind of game are slower boats.
You are really hopeless
and your knowledge about boats is a very narrow one.
Believing that a 32ft Laurin is faster than a Passport 40 and that a Malo 43 is faster than a Bavaria Match 42 while cruising on a transat, giving equal conditions in what regards routing and sailing crew competence shows a great ignorance about those boats and their possible performance.
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