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Any boat that not only survived the '79 Fastnet but actually did well can be regarded as seaworthy I'd say. You're unlikely to ever run into survival conditions like that if you pay attention to weather forecasts.

That said, not what I'd regard as a world cruiser. Sure would be fun around here on a summer day though.
 

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I remember a discussion of what Peterson's thoughts were when he designed Ganbare - the quintessential IOR shape.

He said he came up with the U-shaped forefoot while sailing and pounding his way to Tahiti on Improbable which had more V'd sections forward. He figured when that boat heeled the "side" of the V presented a flat to the water, hence it pounded. The more rounded section always presented a radiused surface to the water.

Sounded good to me. :laugh
 
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