Originally Posted by PCP
You can only be kidding
Contrary with the cruising Pogos that are unsuitable for racing, these boats can race without major modifications and can won races at top level. Take a look:
At the ORCi World Championship in Flensburg, Germany, among the 55 top racing teams and boats from all over the world, Salona has reached podium in both divisions. Croatian Salona 42, All 4 One, skippered by Karlo Kuret won third place overall in the class A and Salona 37 from Holland, skippered by Erik Van Vuueren, won third place in the class B. Both Salonas were launched earlier this year and in June S42 won Open Croatian championship and S37 won Flevo race, Dutch Championship.
Participating for the first time at the World Championship, once again Salona has proved to build boats with uncompromised sailing performance. Many boats built by famous world brands have stayed in the wake of Salonas, even some pure racing boats built in carbon fibre.
The success of Salona teams is even bigger knowing that the boats that raced in Flensburg did not have any special modifications, except S42 being built under IBC specification (Salona 42 All 4 One just came from Adriatic where its owners were cruising and spending family holidays. This boat even has heating system installed onboard in order to provide its owners with the possibility to sail in comfort during the winter)."
The 42 is just the 41 with one steering wheel instead of two. The 41 is also a bit lighter and marginally faster.
Paulo, All points taken on their sailing performance. I don't doubt the boats do well and they certainly look to be well built.
My issues raised were with the rigging on the 41 pictured. In my view, there are some significant issues there that would make this a tricky boat (as currently rigged) to be swapping out foresails, gennakers & spinnakers. Everything is centered around the rod coming down and overlap with the German sheet and foresail track.
Again, my only issue is how the rigging is setup and that was my point on the "concessions".