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They're thirty footers, a small to medium size one design - modern keelboat fleets commonly range from the popular J and Melges 24 footers up to 40', with offshore running to at least 50'. Big racers run 60' and up, roughly, and ocean maxis hit 100'.
These are neither large or especially heavy boats, and considering the substantial heel, the low side would have been soaking wet, probably even shipping water.
They would all have been on the high side in a wind like that, holding the boat down. And staying dryer.
Beautiful picture, capturing the essence of the whim of sailing, if not realism.