Arent all the 'open' series of yachts - Minis, 40s, 60s, 70s - basically that design? Those are the (monohull) vehicle of choice for the pro ocean racers these days.
Originally Posted by flaming
I've not crossed an ocean in one but one of the most exhilariting deliveries I've done was skippering an Open 40 from the Hamble to Wicklow. Avg 10 kts once we got round Lands End and had the wind on the beam - then again, I heard that particular boat started to delaminate some time afterwards - so ocean crossing, NO.
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