Fastest boat for given sail area

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Brorsan, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    The original speed sailing classes all limited sail area only-the boat could be as long and as wide as you wanted. Some boats within those classes have since placed limitations on beam and length(A Class Cat and C Class cat):

    World Speed Sailing Records can be established in the following classes:

    10 sq m (up to and including 10 sq m)
    A Class (from 10 sq m up to and including 150 sq ft (13.93 sq m))
    B Class (from 150 sq ft up to and including 235 sq ft (21.84 sq m))
    C Class (from 235 sq ft up to and including 300 sq ft (27.88 sq m))
    D Class (over 300 sq ft)
     

  2. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Ok so naturally aspirated sailboats... the foil assisted is semi-aspirated then :D
     
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