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Mine’s Bigger (And Faster) Than Yours, Part II….

July 28, 2005

Check out Neville Crichton’s new Alfa Romeo. She did 19 knots in a lightish breeze during her maiden sail this week around Sydney harbor. Here are her vitals:

Club: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Sail Number: NZL 80
Designers: Reichel/Pugh – USA
Builders: McConaghy Boats, Sydney, Australia
Construction: Hull – Carbon Fibre Composite, Keel – Steel, Rudder and Mast – Carbon Fibre, Sails – 3DL Carbon/Mylar
Mast: Southern Spars, Auckland, New Zealand
Sails: North Sails, Sydney, Australia
LOA: 30.0 metres (‘Alfa Romeo’ 1: 27.5 metres)
Beam: 5.2 metres (‘Alfa Romeo’ 1: 5.6 metres)
Draft: 5.1 metres (‘Alfa Romeo’ 1: 4.0 metres)
Mast Height 44 metres (‘Alfa Romeo’ 1: 36.5 metres)

The big fast boats just keep on coming down the ways. This is a golden age for big monohull maxis. Enjoy it. Next stop for the Bog Boys: the Fastnet Race in early August…

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