View Full Version : IOD Worlds

09-21-2004, 10:21 AM
Pretty boats doing pretty things.....



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

martin schulz
09-21-2004, 11:31 AM
Looks like a 5.5 or 6mR.

09-21-2004, 01:16 PM
Five people in the crew? Not sure they need that many, but whatever.

09-24-2004, 09:45 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.