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
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.