That is specious BS there Paulo. These boats are purpose built for ocean racing and the failure rate is unacceptable. On the current leg there are again 3 boats (or is it 4?) with major problems.
Cruising in one of these boats no matter what the speed would be an exercise in self flagellation. To even suggest it is laughable.
Not to mention the COST
Very true.. racing boats are not rough water boats.. end of story.. I can't imagine anyone thinking so.