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Figment
09-21-2004, 11:21 AM
Pretty boats doing pretty things.....

http://www.benkard.com/iod/photos.htm

http://www.benkard.com/%7Ephotos/image/cr_2_04.jpg

(even if they could do with a bit of cunningham)

martin schulz
09-21-2004, 12:31 PM
Looks like a 5.5 or 6mR.

rbgarr
09-21-2004, 02:16 PM
Five people in the crew? Not sure they need that many, but whatever.

Figment
09-24-2004, 10:45 AM
Helmsman, port and starboard trimmers, bowman and pitman.

Yeah, you could get around the course with 4 (several do, I think) by splitting the pitman's duties among others, but this is a world championship regatta of a strictly controlled one-design class. It's not uncommon for the difference between first and fourth to be less than ten seconds. Every little bit counts.

A few weeks ago at the 'Round Fisher's Island race, the first three boats finished within 30 seconds at the end of a three hour race. These guys are TIGHT!

and DAMN those are some gorgeous boats!! A pity that you need to be a 50 year old millionaire to own one.