Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 21-12-2010, 22:44   #16
Registered User
Jeannius's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Worcester U.K.
Boat: Privilege 435 Now Sold
Posts: 848
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.

Jeannius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2010, 03:24   #17
Senior Cruiser
DoubleWhisky's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Home at Warsaw, Poland, boat in Eastern Med
Boat: Ocean Star 56.1 LR
Posts: 1,841
Intentional Drifter claimed the use of real times, not corrected times

DoubleWhisky is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Advice - 7 Mile to Naples Nashbrent Navigation 1 06-11-2010 04:49
200 Mile-Per-Day Bluewater Boats KairosKona Monohull Sailboats 72 19-07-2009 03:54
Five Mile Wifi - EU or UK Dealer? multihullsailor6 Marine Electronics 5 01-06-2009 08:07

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:47.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.