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Old 02-10-2012
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Simple answer to the perennial question

What boat is safe enough to cruise the ocean.

How about just pointing people to this website:

http://www.bermudarace.com/Portals/0...s_2010_orr.pdf

They all made it and were all vetted by the race committee.

Pick one problem solved.
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Too simple! There are a lot of seaworthy boats that are too slow to make the list but would still make good cruisers. Nice list all the same!
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Just to be clear I was to a large degree kidding.
I was on one of those boats for the return trip and with a crew of 7 we were bailing by hand. The berths were zero G chambers and you could hear the fiberglass being destroyed.
Trust me a Farr 395 is fast but is not a boat you want to or probably could do any serious ocean sailing with one or two people.
They do have a two handed class, maybe those boats would be contenders.
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I've never done the return trip. Everyone I've ever spoken to that has done it said it was punishing.
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I've never done the return trip. Everyone I've ever spoken to that has done it said it was punishing.
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I guess it depends 100% on the weather. The trip was smooth with light wind totally non-eventful.
I could have made the trip with my friends Catalina 25.
The way back not so much.
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The Chicago YC has upgraded their standards for the CHI-Mac after last summer's sad events too. Boats that have raced it many times are now no longer eligible. You could sail to Rio in an Optimist if the weather was right the whole way. It's easier to arrange a boat right than to arrange the right weather.
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I have thought about taking Ainia in a Newport-Bermuda Race in honor of the boat's participation in the 1980s (likely 1984 at least), but it is a very costly undertaking when you include everything. If you look at the boats in the Cruising Divisions they are from the right side of the tracks - and yes, I know about the other races to Bermuda and might consider one of those too.
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