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post #93 of Old 02-19-2010
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Here's the telling quote from that article:

I have noticed that some major brands have been looking at the possibilities offered by the Volvo Ocean Race, which I can fully understand, but this does indicate that there is simply no alternative international race for multihulls. And just to conclude, others around me have become aware of this and share this feeling and my discussions with the leading G-class skippers have led me to move things forward in this direction.
Bottom line: The VOR is king. And multis break too easily.

Even so, I'd watch The Race...for the carnage if nothing else.

Originally Posted by PCP View Post
well, it is not the AC, but both boats (Alinghy and BMW/Oracle) can compete on the RACE against the best and fastest boats. The RACE has very few rules:

You can go with any boat (unlimited).

You can go with any crew (unlimited).

You can not have any outside assistance (no food, no water, no fuel, nothing) .

You can not go out of the boat (no scales).

The first to arrive at the same point (after having circunavigated) is the winner.

Really simple. I Bet that you will like this one

Of course, they can compete on this one but they will not stand much time, without being reduced to small pieces : Bruno Peyron decides to relaunch The Race


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