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Nice images of Hanse 415 sailing, from the Yacht magazine boat test (on the last edition).

Hanse 415 mischt die Szene auf - Yacht TV


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Wind is the power of our boats...and here serves an art form. Amazing the way wind moves. I would have expected a much less kinetic effect. Nice

Windswept from Charles Sowers on Vimeo.

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Very cool! And very instructional/illustrative . . .I like it!
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Think I'm going to have the artist put some telltales on our sails!
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Some new photos of the Bavaria Vision 46 posted by Yacht Magazine. They have already tested the boat and the test will come out on one of the next editions. I want to see if they say that the boat sails as well as it looks and it looks remarkably good for a boat with such a big interior volume. Great work by Bruce Farr.





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And one for the girls:

RAFIKI 2011 from Kate Hayes on Vimeo.

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RAFIKI 2011 from Kate Hayes on Vimeo.

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Re: Interesting Sailboats

One of the boats that had impressed me more at the Paris boat show was the A27. The boat looked just gorgeous and that inverted hull curve near the transom was just the cherry on the top.

We can find that inversion on some modern racers like the Soto or some Elliots and the idea is just to give more hull stability at a radical sailing angle.

If looking at the boat statically can give some doubts about its effectiveness, looking at the boat heeled on the water we can see that is going to work.

The German "Yacht" magazine posted some photos and that means they have tested the boat already. I bet they found it a great sailing boat...it looks like one and the interior is really cozy for a fast 27ft. The sail test should come out soon.

Even a bigger surprise than that inverted hull is that they are going to make the boat in 3 versions: Foil with a torpedo, TWIN KEEL, and swing keel, this one with a two rudders setup to ground the boat.

If they are making a two rudder setup to one version I bet the boat can be delivered with the two rudder setup in any version.

I found this one particularly beautiful. What a daysailer and week-end cruiser. A bit early to say what a racer, but I will bet on that.











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Vilm goes modern, but not much: The German brand new models, the 115 and the 37 have not skeg rudders anymore and have a ballasted fin keel. Both boats share the same hull.

The boats look conservative but modern thanks to the Drawings of judel and vrolijk. Vilm are known to be well built and strong and I believe this two new models will open the Brand to a more vast number of sailors, provided they have the money for it because the Vilm are not cheap






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Is it just me or is the pilothouse version the better looking of the two?
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