Freya averaged over eight knots for the whole length of the race, which theoretically a 39 -foot displacement boat
could not do.
It was my own silly fault for sailing a light displacement boat
that was unsuitable for Hobart racing," Quinn said in Hobart after the 2001 race.
She will never and is not intended to be a upwind slugger as that demands a high displacement and stability and we like going fast downwind and therefore she is a light displacement boat
So trimming and sailing them exactly like you'd sail a light displacement boat
actually does work.
These engines are used in sailboats and other displacement boats
and are bestsellers for Volvo Penta.
While Super 30s are larger and feature fixed keels, they are all relatively light displacement boats
and run exclusively asymmetric spinnakers off bowsprits.
They illustrate designs from the heavy displacement long keelers of the 1940s and 1950s through to the innovative Australian designs of the 1960s, then the first of the light displacement boats
from New Zealand in the mid 1970s and early 1980s.
The Amateurs' Super 30 fleet covers quite a range of light displacement boats
, mostly of around 30-feet LOA, such as the Hick 30, Mumm 30, Jutson 30, Young 88, Thompson 8, Robinson 950, Masrm 920 and a Bethwaite 8.
Nicorette's rather extreme hull shape is evolved out of doing light displacement boats
which had to be good all round performers.