Features April 1, 2003 Issue

Offshore Log: Open Class Monohulls

While the attention of much of the sailing world in February was focused on the America's Cup matches, a very different but equally innovative group of boats was leaving Tauranga, a small port south of Auckland, on the next leg of their 29,000-mile odyssey around the world. Practical Sailor caught up with the 11-strong fleet before departure and took a close look at these singlehanded racers.

While the attention of much of the sailing world in February was focused on the America's Cup matches, a very different group of boats was leaving on the next leg of their 29,000-mile odyssey around the world.

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