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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Thought for the day...

For the 1997 championships Geoff Smale used the Firebrace-designed 2 Dogs with a maximum beam of 210mm, carefully optimised for the expected windy conditions; 2 Dogs featured a larger rudder, a fin shaped like an inverted spade with the top third about three times the chord of the bottom, and the bottom of the transom sitting some 6mm underwater at rest (this feature, common to powerboat hulls, has only relatively recently begun to appear in bigger keelboat classes such as the Volvo 70 and Imoca 60)— noted designer and sailor Graham Bantock, Seahorse Magazine

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