Is class 950 still relevant?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by pironiero, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. pironiero
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    pironiero Junior Member

    Ive been searching for Class 950 content for last week or so and i cant seem to find any, is this class obsolete? Because i really want to build something of medium size and take a part in one design regattas but class 950 seems dead to me, am i wrong?

    if so-do not hesitate to give me an advice on what should i build

    base requirements are LOA about 10m ease of construction(same level as 950) and active racing community.
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    The class 950 is a box rule. That means you either design it yourself, or if you want to be competitive buy a design from a good naval architect.
     
  3. pironiero
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    pironiero Junior Member

    But what's the point of there is not much of them in the world, why to comply with the rules?
     
  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I don't know. You brought up the 950 class. If you don't want to comply with the rules build whatever you want.
     

  5. waikikin
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    waikikin Senior Member

    If you want a boat that size why not build to a rule... if more built them there would be more of them, nothing to say you cant race against other yachts.At that length the lift keel might be the go... pretty restrictive max draft for lots of places.
    Just have at it and see how you go.
    Regards from Jeff.
     
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