Originally Posted by Polux
Unfortunately for me, as you know there are very few old boats there because I am also interested in seeing how old boats perform regarding new models, particularly mass production boats.
Wait. This year you do have a Cigale or two, some Outremers and some old wooden and steel
clunkers to compare. You have an online tracker there that is a fine view once they set off (23 Nov this year I think).
As we watched and followed previous editions we found e.g. that:
- old clunkers underperform (unless they are of racing pedigree and driven by racing crews, like e.g. the Rothmans, the Steinlager, etc. ;-))
- modern and potentially faster common brands (say Cigales, Firsts etc) underperform,
- modern plastics fantastics (Bene style) sail about on par with older plastics fantastics (Contest style), with huge variations within the same style and even make.
When drawing any conclusions we must at all times consider this is just a one-way off the wind
rally. Says nothing about how same designs perform on their way back home to Bermuda
and N Europe
I will ask around why Winwin is not on the ARC
, she does occupy vast amount of ARC docks space this year (meanwhile all smaller transcients were asked to beep off (sic!))
I have run pretty extensive speed analysis of the ARC and TransPac once, but not concentrating on what boat types. I was looking for what speed instead.