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Re: Sydney Hobart Record
That's a good question. Too dangerous maybe?
It's pretty significant that they could pick their weather for this attempt. The Sydney-Hobart starts on December 26th every year regardless of the weather forecast - which could be anything from flat calm to lethal storm.
It seems you have not the seaworthiness of multihulls in great account
No, I don't think that is the reason. They could limit the admissible size. I guess it is more conservativism and the rich guys with the big boats not wanting smaller cats with 1/4 of the crew to finish ahead. On all great European classics it took time to make multihulls admissible.
Anyway it is a shame because at that time of the year, with frontal winds, the monohulls would give fight to the multihulls. It would be a much more spectacular race.
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