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post #17 of Old 08-20-2012
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Re: Seaworthy Sailboat Help!

There is a misconception about the 'size' of sailboat required.

The New York 36 was designed to do the Bermuda Race in style and comfort for a crew of 6-8 by a group of the New York Yacht Club.

Schock 35s have sailed across the Pacific.

A Schock Harbor 25 was just in a microburst - 50+ kts peak recorded. Only boat to keep sailing. Rest of harbor had boats demasted, sails torn up, water everywhere. The Owner of the Schock Harbor 25 was single handing, he furled his jib and kept sailing. Said he had the time of his life - screaming along in 40+ knts winds.
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