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Old 05-31-2011
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Originally Posted by G1000 View Post
From my perspective Varianta44 potential is overvalued. Just take a look at figures. With 104% Genoa, 44>10.7mē/ton vs 430>10.2mē/ton

Varianta44
Displacement: 9.800kg
Ballast: 3.200kg
Main sail: 57.00 mē
Genoa 104%: 48.00 mē

Hanse430
Displacement: 10.900kg
Ballast: 3,200kg
Main sail: 63.00 mē
Genoa 104%: 48.00 mē

You cannot look at it only like that. Those numbers only say that in light winds the Varianta will be a bit faster but don't say nothing about where the Varianta will be a lot faster: In all other conditions.

The boats have the same ballast and the Varianta has a deeper keel (2.23 to 2.16) but the big difference is the weight, about a ton difference. This means that the Varianta will be a much stiffer boat with a bigger ability to carry sail and that means faster. While racing you don't use the standard sails and the Varianta would be able to carry a bigger geenaker, a bigger spinaker and can carry always more sail than the Hanse.

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Paulo

Last edited by PCP; 06-01-2011 at 04:41 AM.
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