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Old Dec 08, 2012, 10:22 AM
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As breakwater said, the star 45 offers a trophy for the best craftsmanship (Julie Ayres) and the Fisher Mainwaring award for the best finish of a owner built and sailed boat. Note that one boat has won the NCR and both of the other awards. That means you can build a competitive good looking boat in that class. But we are talking about a one design class, not a development class. The first thing the M class needs is boats sailing.
I think it has run into the same challenge that most one design classes face, everyone wants a $500 boat that sails at the front of the fleet. You might be able to get a $500 M, but it probably is not going to be at the front of the fleet at a national. People also dont want to have to buy a new one every 2 to 5 years as development occurs. just look at all the variations of M we have that freeze the class at a particular point in the development curve.
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