Hey JO, Thanks for your input. I am in agreement with you. Who would know better?? The old boats were built like Brick Sh$T Houses.
In regards to the year of the race. I am too young to be able to know personally what year the race was in. It may very well be 79?? I have about 60-70 pictures and they are all jumbled together.
A few of the pictures have the year printed on the back of the picture. One of the pictures that has the year printed on the back is of the boat Satisfaction. I also have a bunch of pictures of Harry O, Pure Insanity, and El Boss.
There is no doubt that boats are being built better, along with better materials. One obvious difference is the use of Biaxial Cloth, and Vinyl Ester resins.. But I feel they have been so maxed out that some of them are like egg shells.