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Re: archambault A35
I don't own an A35 either, but there are a few of them around the club.
As I understand it, they are basically a custom interior on a standard hull - you can order them fitted out as racy or cruisy as you like.
In race mode, as Paulo says, they are very competitive against other yachts of the same size - and usually win over the line - but they require an above-average crew to get the best performance and are not for the faint-hearted or the light-of-wallet.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"