Publication picks its top sailboats for 2011

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Sailing World magazine announced the winners of its 25th annual Boat of the Year awards, and topping this year's field of winners as Boat of the Year is the RS100 by RS Sailing of Hants, England.

The RS100 and five other new boats won awards from an independent panel of experts that tested 17 nominees after the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md., in October. Selections were based on extensive inspections and sea trials of the boats.

Sailing World's January/February 2011 issue will feature all six winners.

"Other builders have tried to design the ultimate single-handed dinghy with an asymmetric spinnaker, which is a challenge, given the need for one sailor to handle a lot of sail-control systems," Sailing World editor and Boat of the Year director Dave Reed said in a statement. "But over two years of prototype development, the engineers at RS Sailing refined every little detail of this boat and it shows. It's an impressively technical 14-footer designed by and for avid performance sailors."

Click here for the full list of winners.

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