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Gordon Davies wrote…

> Actually, I would like the new boat to be ever so slightly faster
> than existing boats. Fast enough so that the top 10% or so of
> racing enthusiasts will all go out and buy one, but not so fast
> that they are unbeatable.

Hmmm, that way the top 10% stay at the front, some others with deep pockets might join them, and the rest of us continue to trail around behind as before. No thank you!

IMHO the new boats should be a match for the best woodies, and Alan Chaplin’s +S, but no faster. That’s the only way we can maintain the ideal of a so-called “one=design”!