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I sense a bit of sarcasim in the last two posts
We are perfectly ok with that.
All that matters is that we were having fun on the water.
Actually I was posting seriously...oh well
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Actually I was posting seriously...oh well
more in response to CD.
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Badg - C30 tall rig. You won't be sorry. Go sail one, there should be plenty around, although maybe more here on the west coast. There are so many of them because they do exactly what you are looking for. And they do race well for what they are. They are HUGE club racers here on the west coast. Easy to sail, point pretty well, a little heavier, but that will help in higher winds, and roomier below.
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If you're looking for "speed when you have to have it":

forget about a sailboat.

Practical difference is not is speed, but distance. (here comes the PITA in me...)
the major difference between 6 kts, and 7 kts issssss....(drum roll please)

1.2 miles. If is raining a mile away, you'll be getting wet soon enough.

If you're looking to out run weather you've already lost, You ain't outrunnin' the nasties.

So, if I'm out for 3 hours on a 6kt boat, and you're on a 7 kt boat, you'll get there about 33 minutes before me. (25.2 nmiles vs 21.6 nmiles delta 3.6 miles) call me crazy and paint me pink, I can live with that

If you're going to circle the bouys, then get out real big checkbook and start consulting with Alex on his one-off, or Jeff and his Farr.

I'll take Alex on a Formosa over some guy with a couple of years under his belt on a J/boat.
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