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Sailboat Speed Comparisons Answered

Portsmouth Yardstick is a rating system so different boats can race and supposedly the best skipper will win. It's a good way to see how fast different boats go around a triangle course.
They've got hundreds of types listed and rated.
I've written up some observations illustrated with videos here


I am surprised to see how much slower single hulls are than catamarans. I knew that catamarans were faster, but not that much faster.