Defi Azimut prelude to the Route du Rhum, Ultimes racing this year

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    Corley, are "Ultimes" Mod 70's-don't think I've heard that before?
     
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    Yes they have put the Multi70's/MOD70's with the Ultimes this year for the RdR.
     
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    What are the "Ultimes"?
     
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    It's a grey area now as to how an "Ultime" is defined it used to be that they were round the 100' mark but the Maxi80 and Multi70 has confused the matter. If the MOD70 one design class still existed they would probably sail in a separate class but now that the boats all have custom mods it's probably easier to lump them all together. I'd say that a MOD70/Multi70 might have a chance of winning outright given suitable conditions and luck.
     
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