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And yet we hear over and over again how lightly built race boats are.... I suspect if a couple of cruisers to even get to those speeds we would have seen more damage. I think those boats faired quite well considering...
I wasn't comparing boats, pal; I was comparing the fools who sail them. Isn't any way either skipper of those cats is going to win the race, protest or not, so what was the point of it all? That is what I was comparing. Fools sailing.I love the comparisons between high-performance inshore catamaran racing and... cruiser anchoring.
A few years back I was racing on a boat (a cruiser/racer type) and we T-boned another cruiser/racer type boat while going about 7-8 kts. Surpriningly there was not to much damage to either boat though the other boat retired. We were both racing at another regatta 2 weeks later.suspect if a couple of cruisers to even get to those speeds we would have seen more damage.