Hi all hope i am not to late to voice my opinion on the RCC. I bought the very first one long before the new manufacturers took over building them. The hull
shape and hull
widths appear the same which in my opinion are key to the success of this boat. I can only say that they have improved on the boat layout etc that is extremely profesdional.
Now i am not affiliated with RCC at all I bought the first hull and deck in 1992. I fitted the boat out in Durban South Africa
the sailed to Cape Town
in May 1993. We had storms all the way around the coast and experienced 27' recorded waves rounding Cape Aguhlas this boat literally fell off the steep backs of the waves and boat was taking a beating. The pounding was so bad that i thought thats it this boat is not going to make it to Miami
When we reached Cape Town
i hauled the boat and not a crack.
We left Cape Town in July and headed for Miami
which was definately not trade wind
sailing there were timemes that she litteraly surfed fown some of the huge swell running straight as a die doen the swell huge rooster tails.
In my opinion that boat performed like a star. She was pretty fast and and extremely comfortable.
Today RCC has obviously built a much stronger boat more professionaly finished. I am amazed at the design and layout of the new ones.
In conclusion i want to sale
the Cape to Rio race
and the boat i want to do it in is the 53 have not decided on flybridge or not.
my two cents worth