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Re: A blue water sailer that can go in light winds
Found the thread here
-- the CE EU link is still live here
-- but there is no list of boats?
The same thing as
"CE certification by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance for Category A (Ocean)"?
All sorts of problematic issues and oversights are reported, doing a search of forums, concerning the comprehensiveness of the specifications. Still, could be there's useful information, nonetheless, to consider, within limits.
Alice, this is a relative new thing so a 20 year old boat would not be rated not meaning they are not seaworthy, just that they were not certified. They stated to be certified in 1998.
As I have said some 30ft boats are certified as A category, most 34ft are and practically all 36ft pass the requirements.
A list is pretty much unnecessary unless you want to buy a 30ft modern boat.
If you want some sort of list this is a better one since on some boats they give the AVS. However those AVS can differ slightly with the computer program that was used to generate them. For comparison purposes is better to use the ones on the ORCI certificates, when available. Those are all taken the same way and directly comparable between them but not with the computer generated ones.
Google: RYA stability list
and download the XLS document (second on the list).