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and interesting news they are

On the racing division, surprise surprise, a 40ft boat has very good chances not only to win the race but to get line honors too, I mean win in real time. The 40ft is racing against for instance a Swan 80

The boat is this one, Vaquita, a 40class racer:

And the surprises don't finish here, just behind that Swan 80 comes a very special 54ft, a performance cruising boat the JP54, a Guillaume Verdier design and a concept by Jean- Pierre (3th on the vendee Globe right now) regarding what is for him a perfect cruising boat. You can see him on this video talking about the JP54:

The surprises doesn't finish with the JP54. Not far away comes the new Pogo 50 performance cruiser, a much more simple and incredibly less expensive boat. Amazing how the Pogo is near that Swan 80 and ahead of a Carol Marine 60 a 1999 Farr racing design. There is one for sale and they say about the Carol marine 60:

The last (and considered the fastest) of the three race designed Farr 60's she and her sisterships continue to dominate the winners circles. One sistership won three major NYYC awards this past Summer of 2010 and S&S has been dominating on the West coast.

Well, it seems that it is not a match in a Transat for a 2012 "cheap" cruising Pogo 50, that even has a swinging keel to go to the beach

You can follow the race here:

World Cruising Club - Fleet Viewer


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