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It is not a multihull race it is an unlimited race. All boats can enter. If the multihulls break so easily, than certainly a monohull will win
As we speak a big multihull is trying a circumnavigation speed record. In the last years that record had been beaten several times (solo and with a crew). The multihulls didn't break, on other hand there is quite an alarming rate of problems with fast monohulls losing their bulbs. It seems they hit whales at high speed and cannot stand the huge shock.
Racing multihulls are inherently less safe than racing monohulls, but have made a long way in what regards seaworthiness and safety.
Here's the telling quote from that article:
Bottom line: The VOR is king. And multis break too easily.
Even so, I'd watch The Race...for the carnage if nothing else.
Last edited by PCP; 02-19-2010 at 05:29 PM.