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Re: Interesting Sailboats

Originally Posted by Edward3 View Post
The Contest 42 CS looked sharp in the breezy Ft. Lauderdale - Key West race
Took her a while to come thru the fleet in the light going during first half of race but with 25+ knts and 80-90 APW she got her sea legs running
World Premiere boat that was black/gray/gold in color
The black sails with gold design looked a bit odd when reefed and the jib half rolled up
Nice guys showing the boat off at the dock
Carbon rig
Even though last place in IRC and 6 hours behind the Cookson 50 and Carkeek 40 she arrived in style and a lot dryer with the large raised bridgework and a lot more protection behind the dual wheels
I have no doubt that one of the reason why the Contest 42 won was because it sailed exceptionally well for that type of boat. It takes some balls to take that boat on a true race The boat is on the same class of Halberg Rassy and company.

The Gunfleet 58 was also a strong contender. I don't like the boat "style" but I has very impressed with its performance on the last ARC. A good cruiser no doubt, personal taste aside.



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