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Nice Record. Oh wait. . .


The beauty of the new breed of big ocean racing monohulls is to see how fast they can sail, and in the process, see how many existing elapsed time records they can break. Records, as they say, are meant to be broken, yes?

The Newport to Bermuda race, struggling to come to grips with the reality of this new big boat scene, created a "Demonstration Division" for these boats, one that did not race for any of the real prizes, an indicator that the organizers were already alarmingly out of touch. It's as if these boats weren't really racing, merely "Demonstrating." What were they thinking?   more...


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