Originally Posted by Polux
I don't know, somebody said that Chris White had said that 11 Atlantic 57 were made and two capsized. It is a frightening average. Maybe such a light boat
pointed mostly for cruising should have a smaller rig.
As you know the percentage of capsizes on heavier cats with smaller rig as nothing to do with these numbers.
I agree with this.
The Atlantic 57 was actually the last remaining series-produced boat
on my prospective future boat list before I tossed the entire list and decided to go custom build, so I studied this boat in some depth
Even before this latest capsize
, the rig was clearly too much for my kind of sailing and my latitudes. I would have had a smaller rig designed if I had decided to go with this boat.
Magnificent boat, however. This kind of risk goes with the territory, I think, if you want that kind of performance on a multihull
. I think I would be ok with it in more benign latitudes, than where I like to sail.