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At a time when all the round the world races, both singlehanded and fully-crewed, are turning towards multihulls, this restriction was becoming slightly ridiculous. The organizers have therefore just opened their event to multihulls, from 2018 onwards. But to start with, you will only be able to take part if your catamaran or trimaran is over 58 feet long. Why this restriction?  Because the race crosses the Gulf Stream, and is essentially offshore... Could someone please explain to the commodore of the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee that 40 or 50-foot multihulls have been racing across the Atlantic since the 1970s, and are always faster than the monohulls?

The organizers are expecting around fifteen multihulls on the start line. The first to enter is the Gunboat 62 ‘Tribe’.


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