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As it was expected is a one class boat designed by Farr.
I don’t like the idea of a one class racer for the main sailing ocean crew event (by the same reasons it would be very poor if F1 was raced with identical cars). The reasons presented regarding costs are not convincing (the boat only costs about 30% of the total costs) and the choice of Farr as the designer is odd. Farr boats have been beaten on this and on the last race by JK boats.
Listen to the questions. There are some interesting ones like: if a boat has a design problem, all boats will have the same problem and there is no way to test sail these boat before the race in what regards the conditions and length of the race. Another interesting one is “how was made the choice of the designer for the boat?” I guess the guy could be more specific and ask why they choose a designer whose boats have not managed to win a single VOR in the last years instead of the one that has won all last VOR races?
Last edited by PCP; 06-28-2012 at 07:09 PM.