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Old 10-28-2009
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Also cost reasons

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Originally Posted by night0wl View Post
Interesting...only a couple of boats under 40 feet...a Cal and an Island Packet.

Lots of "production" boats (Beneteau, Jeanneau & Catalina)...but on the larger end of the spectrum (40ft +)

Why such a focus on large cruisers for this rally?
If someone is on a tight budget, as we are, the Caribbean 1500 is pricey by the time you pay the entry, dockage and extra social charges for crew. If someone has a bigger, more expensive boat they are more likely to be willing to pay for the rally. If cost were not an issue I think there would be enough boats in the 35 to 40 foot range to provide a secondary 'fleet' to keep in touch with one another.

I saw on the rally website that the average (median?) length of the entrants is 47 feet. Getting up there.
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