M?diatis R?gion Aquitaine

Yves Parlier’s extraordinary new planning cat has been launched. Interesting facts gleaned from the Daily Sail:

  1. the boat is 60’loa and 50’ wide-one of the widest beam to length ratio’s for a big cat ever.
  2. the boat is one ton lighter than the closest of the existing Open 60 tris.
  3. Designed to have 4 times less drag when planning than the eqivalent non-planning hull form.
  4. Several rc models were built in the testing phase of design…
  5. The boat uses twin side by side rigs similar to but different than “Team Phillips”.

Doug Lord
–High Technology Sailing/Racing