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post #136 of Old 12-28-2012
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Re: Production boats- justified bias?

Not sure if mentioned yet, for the Sydney-Hobart race, their are "9" beneteau first 40's racing out of 75 boats plus another 3-5 other sized bene's, making that the most popular brand, making up about 20% of the fleet. The rest of the fleet had maybe 2 or 3 boats of the same brand, no other model was over 2 maybe three also. Something to be said for this model(s) of a higher volume production boat builder!

In the past, there has been a 1D fleet of Sydney 38's, only saw maybe 2 racing this year. I did not see that the 1st 40's had there own division, but with that many, there should be. I also did not paruse the fleets real close either.


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