Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
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Re: Interesting Sailboats
I must admit the boat is actually surprisingly fast for weighing this much. For example, we were only 25 seconds slower than a brand new Dufour 36E Performance (ok, not a light boat either) (see attached pic, sorry for low res!) pimped out with square top main, skippered by Anna Drougge (whitbread + volvo ocean race sailor and swedish match race champion). Total time for us was just over 11 hours during 4 days.
Yes, they said on the boat tests that the Dufour 36 performance was fast...well, I have my doubts. I think that a top specs Salona 35 will be way faster.
The important is having fun and it seems you have a lof of it