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Re: Brest Atlantiques 14000 mile double handed
For an hour or two or until something breaks.
Honestly, I've watched all the videos of this event that I can find an my general observation is how comfortable the ride looked even in extremely rough conditions. IMHO the fact the boats sail with a crew of 2, plus a media person that is not allowed to assist in sailing the boat is indicative of the vessels sea kindliness.
The videos indicate they enjoy a smoother ride than anyone on several Gov Cups I can think of. Blasting along at 30-40+ knots through 12 foot seas, standing flat footed and waving at the camera while getting a blast of spray is way better than getting pounded to the point moving to do anything becomes an act of will like on a monohull beating into a the Chesapeake chop.
I'd love to sail on one of these monsters.
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36
Last edited by PalmettoSailor; 11-14-2019 at 07:42 PM.