Craig Leweck: Going From One Hull to Two:
After the multihull event was absent at the 2012 Olympics, the 2016 Games will once again include multihull competition. But when teams from Canada and USA line up this summer at the Rio Games, they will be considered cat converts – sailors who made the switch for 2016 from monohulls to multihulls.
Taking Matters into Their Own Hands:
s rating rules seek to protect their turf, and race organizers seek to balance entries into fleets that don’t always offer balanced competition, a group in the UK has taken matters into their own hands to ensure good racing.
When it comes to racing dissimilar boats, it is not the rule that matters as much as it is the characteristic of the boats. Gather similar boats and good racing occurs, which is the simple purpose of the Fast 40+ class which will make its debut at the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s domestic season opener, the RORC Easter Challenge.
Between eight and 10 Fast 40+s will be competing and with the fleet expected to grow to 14 this summer, pundits are observing tha…
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