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Frankly, there are probably more 28-32' boats capable of racing offshore than one would think. Go back many years to the MORC rules, some will say a precurser to the IRC rules not, but with a limit of 30' to the length, with a mod to 32' IIRC at some point in time.
The Olsen 30, C&C 29 as mentioned, my Jeanneau Arcadia, ranger 26 to name a few did reasonably well under those rules. I'm sure it quit being a BIG race rule, as the ior did, etc for various and sundry reasons. But if you look at Europes Transquandra, many if not most of the boats were in the low to mid 30' range. This is a solo/DH ocean race. Or look at Beneteaus Figaro 1D boats, mostly sold in Europe.
Anyway, There was supposed to be a third boat this month, but lack of advertising $$ etc put a kabosh on that from what I under stand, would have been an interesting 3some of boat if the third had been published. Oh well, we'll all have to wait until july.
She drives me boat,
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