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Advice for Swede 55 buyer

A while ago an American contacts me regarding the purchase of a secondhand Swede 55. As former 55 sailor he is familiar with the boat. Embossed by the 55, he has a particular boat at the eastern seaboard of the US in mind and seeks advice whether to inspect it at all or not. He books advice to find an …

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Battle with a Twelve

Is it sensible to race with a Twelve? This 22 m metre long upwind powerhouse with tremendous ballast ratio, driven by 240 Square metres? If you are sailing another Twelve – shure. With Swede 55 it seems pretentious. We will see the recently restored vintage 12 metre yacht Anita only briefly as her sails are sheeted in. Hence we enter …