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Re: Sydney-Hobart

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Regarding the compensated winner the leader is not anymore a slow boat but Chutzpah, a 2007 40ft cruiser-racer designed by Reichel/Pugh. They are 23th overall, a fantastic race for them overtaking with a cruiser-racer the racing ker 40 and being the first 40ft boat.
Paulo - I think Chutzpah has more in common with the Ker 40 than with typical cruiser-racers. In other words, it's very similar to the RP 45 though perhaps more "optimized" for IRC, which means there's some kind of "accommodations" below deck. But the hull design is full-on racer.







And compare to the RP IRC 45s like Sjambok, Criminal Mischief and Aquila (below):







In other words, the RP 40 and Ker 40 are definitely race boats first, and "cruisers" a far second. My kind of boats.

We deal in lead, friend.
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