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post #1450 of Old 09-23-2011 Thread Starter
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Take a look at this boat, it is a different one and I guess you can see clearly why

This is a racing boat, supposedly a very fast sailboat, a Mini 6.50 class sailboat.

Now, you should be thinking: This is not an interesting boat, this is just a very ugly and crazy boat. That bow, or the lack of it can never work. Crazy Idea!!!

That would not be far from what I have thought when I saw pictures of this boat a year ago, or so.

But now...the boat has won against all competition one important mini-class race, the Transgascogne and is one of the favorites for the Transat

Focus sur les ministes Thomas Normand et David Raison - YouTube

Transgascogne 6.50 - Edition 2011

Well, certainly it is ugly but is also interesting The mini are one of the open classes with more innovative boats ant this one is no exception.

The skipper is not only the designer but also the builder:

David Raison

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