know how the 20-foot sportboat sector is heating up lately, with manufacturers,
dealers, and passionate owners throwing together an unprecedented amount
of hype as they compete for the numerous racers looking to downsize their
headaches as they upsize their speed. If you need a refresher on the twenties, there’s
at the Lake Lanier Sailing Club near Atlanta, GA have arranged for four
of these 20-footers to be on the water this weekend for prospective owners
– a number of them Melges 24 racers – to demo and compare. As far as we
know, this is the first time that the Laser
SB3, Open 5.7, Viper 640, and Ultimate 20 have
shared the same piece of lake, so it should be a very cool way to get
to know these four little chargers and the differences between them..
The 5.7 is sporting the new "East Coast" package as well, which
includes a masthead kite and tiny spreaders to deal with the additional
loads above the hounds.