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Re: Interesting Sailboats

Regarding modern times probably nobody has contributed so much for the development of the modern yacht as Eric Tabarly.

His ideas that were then put in practice by some of the best Na around gave boats, all named after the family boat Pen Duick, that won almost everything in what regards Ocean Races in the 60's and 70's and that pioneer the shapes of the next decade modern yachts.

Well maybe we can put at the same level Jean-Marie Finot (the one that designed the two boats that I have suggested to you) in what regards the design evolution from 1975 to the end of the last century but that is another story.

Regarding Tabarly, three movies, two very interesting under the perspective of the evolution of sail boat and rig design, showing all of his boats and a last one that shows its last boat. The ideas that were underlying on that boat were developed by its friend Alain Thebault after his death and gave today's fastest offshore boat, the Hydroptere.

Pen Duick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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