Awesome Video Bene 10R overhauled by Andrews 77

Nov 8, 2010
11,385
Beneteau First 36.7 & 260 Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
Awe, come on... didja have to post that on the BENETEAU site? :redface:
No shame in that. The thing is 77 FEET LONG. Waterline rules in a distance race.

The driver of the Andrews was classy. Leeward pass.
 

JRacer

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Aug 9, 2011
1,239
Beneteau 310 Cheney KS (Wichita)
come to find out that the son of a friend of my wifes family crews on it.
 
Sep 15, 2009
6,242
S2 9.2a Fairhope Al
No shame in that. The thing is 77 FEET LONG. Waterline rules in a distance race.

The driver of the Andrews was classy. Leeward pass.
yea and he had near perfect sail trim these things looked like fresh ironed/hot off the press
 
Nov 8, 2010
11,385
Beneteau First 36.7 & 260 Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
This is a common theme in big distance races like the Chi-Mac (this race) and the Fastnet. The shorter boats start first on 10 minute intervals, then progressively the faster fleets. Everyone gets the enjoyment or watching the VOR and Maxis rumble by!

Normally everyone makes a leeside pass. Every once in a while someone goes over the top. Its a bit of a douche move; killing the wind of a much smaller boat.. but you would have to be very brave to take up a boat that is moving 50% faster than you are!