Not a bad effort for an older boat. What numbers are you pulling upwind?Whilst not wanting to take anything away from these fine machines...
Shirley didn't mention that some of her fellow Brits sailed a 29yr old Derek Kelsall trimaran with an aluminium 'telegraph pole' of a mast and oodles of weight aloft past ALL the gunboats by mid way thro the third leg during that final race at this years Heineken regatta.
'Safari', which was miles ahead of the other 4 gunboats did manage to sqeak us at the finish BUT they had started 10mins earlier!
Go 'Triple Jack'!!
It would be nice to see the gunboats starting with the other racing multihulls next year so we can mix it up boat to boat.
Not a bad effort for an older boat. What numbers are you pulling upwind?
In regards to the gunboat comparison, Apples to Oranges. A Gunboat is not a benchmark for a racing tri.
I agree. It's nice to sip a beer or cocktail and be able to set it down without it flying across the cockpit when cruising, but it just doesn't feel the same on a cat. The helm is either inside as on the gunboat or waaaaay in back twenty feet up in the air. No sense of the subtlety of sail trim and puffs."Racing on a cruising boat!" :blink:
Not for me.
Yeah, that was interesting. I guess they don't show that on tv do they.