Originally Posted by GTom
There is no advantage once you're there, the point is that the tiny 23' Pageants got there from the UK. Either trough the Biscay (rough!) or the French canals (shallow!).
I think its easy to loose sight that small yachts under 30 ft used to be the norm. Now look at the entries for something like the ARC
and the average seems to be 50ft
Thankfully people like Roger Taylor buy 40 year old 24ft bilge keeled yachts and sail to Greenland
for fun to show what can be done in a small yacht. Not landing, just sailing there and back.