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colemj
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Re: Transpac boat sinks

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Originally Posted by outbound View Post
I want to be on a MOD 70 under sail and on foil once in my life. Those things are just awesome.
I've done that. Awesome is one word to describe it. Scary is another. That boat is so loaded up at 30-40kts (boat speed) that you can feel it tense and torque throughout its entire structure, and it is obvious it is on edge. Bearing off from windward through the death zone will give you brown pants.

I just saw that Maseratti hit a large solid object at 25kts and has damage. They still seem to be in the race, though.

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