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Offline Taylor

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UPDATED: Pogo 3 or OFCET?
« on: March 26, 2017, 19:56:03 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm currently working on a 2018-2020 Mini project (Serie). I don't yet speak French and my research is slow going, so I apologize in advance if my questions are basic, or their answers "obvious".

I'm working on a 2019 Transat campaign, and I am trying to get a boat and be ready for the 2018 season. I've quit my job as a yachtie and am hard at work putting a project together.

I have many questions, though it seems as I figure out the answer as soon as I ask the question.

I am curious, why is POGO 3 the overwhelmingly popular boat choice? Some of the answers are obvious, Structures is by far the most successful and proven designer and builder of Minis. But in the last Transat:
  • OFCET
  • OFCET
  • ARGO
  • POGO 3
  • NACIRA
This doesn't suggest design dominance of the POGO 3. But if you look at the 2016 Mini circuit regattas, for example--
  • Pornichet Select
  • Mini en Mai
  • Trophee Marie-Agnes Peron
  • Mini Fastnet
In ALL of these races, the top 5 places were Pogo 3.
An exception would be the Les Sables d'Olonne>Azores>Les Sables race:
  • Pogo 3
  • Pogo 2
  • Pogo 3
  • OFCET
  • Pogo 3
Could someone please share some insight into this? I'm an outsider looking in, so there is only so much that I can research from Florida. And yes, I understand that the boat requires a good sailor. But you're only as fast as your boat.
Also, am I discounting the Nacira and Argo unwisely? It would seem that the OFCET and POGO 3 stand apart from the others, but what do I know.

On another topic, I have finished translating the 2016 Notice of Race (into English) for the Les Sables>Azores>Les Sables regatta. If anyone would like it.

Thanks.
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Offline Taylor

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Re: UPDATED: Pogo 3 or OFCET?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 16:58:04 PM »
Has the discussion moved somewhere else, i.e. Facebook?

Offline Herver

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Re: UPDATED: Pogo 3 or OFCET?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 20:50:50 PM »
No, no, you are at the right place. Let s wait the next race (April 8), that will confirm or not the place of the p3.