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Old 21-12-2010, 22:44   #16
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Info from the ARC is almost totally meaningless for cats for several reasons...

1) They take no account of whether you have downwind sails. So a cat that just uses genoa and main gets the same handicap as the same cat that has, say, a gennaker, spinnaker or even a Parasailor.

2) The ARC allows motoring. Motoring attracts a very severe penalty. How severe depends on the weather conditions but motoring time is multiplied by a factor between 1.2 and 2. So final results depend very much on how much a boat motored and dosen't show how quickl the boat was when sailing.

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Old 27-12-2010, 03:24   #17
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Intentional Drifter claimed the use of real times, not corrected times

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