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This series of photos shows "Black Cat" flying out of Table Bay at the start of the 1996 Cape to Rio Race across the South Atlantic. Although she did not finish in the prizes, the smallest monohull ahead in Rio was a 42ft IMS racer. She also beat most of the multihulls across the Atlantic.

Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans

Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans

Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans

Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans

These photos show "Black Cat" during the 1996 West Coast Cruise in South Africa. It comprises a series of coastal and bay races during which she took line honours in every race and completed the series 2nd on handicap.

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"Black Cat" has exceptional light air speed. In the race during which these 2 photos were taken the winds never exceeded 5 knots. Over a course of about 10 miles she finished about 45 minutes ahead of the only other boat to complete the course, a Farr 38 (Farr 11.6).

Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans

Didi 38 radius chine plywood boat plans

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