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Re: Full or fin keel?

Yesterday I was watching some Fox sports video coverage of the 2012 trans-atlantic race.. quebec to St. Malo (France).

A really wide Class 40 beat out the trimaran ...makes sense since the whole race was run in a tropical depression ...their route and the depressions route were the they all ran in 40-knots plus the whole way across...great video of boats um...haulin some serious azz....for thousands of miles...
...crews were wasted by end of trip as you can imagine

The "monos" did not seem to be pounding much..just surfin hard..reallly hard..I was admittedly impressed at the speeds and stability....horses for courses...but the new designs are indeed quite impressive...
The Class 40 " Campagne de France" boat that won the race set a record when it had a um... 360 mile day...while averaging over 15 knots...also seems stability and pounding seems to be getting alot better as the designs are refined...

photo below taken by Pierre Bouras
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