I'm exhausted just reading these heart breaking stories. What a pair of bastard cyclone's you have had to put up with. Good luck to you all with the rebuilds. Anyone know what happened to Virgin Fire? Cheers.
I remember this boat being built, Triple Jack back in the UK. It must have been late 1970's. Frank Woods had it built and I think they had to knock a wall out to get her out of the building. Something like that. She came from NW England. Pretty sure she used to have a swiveling mast to just like Dart 18s have. She did some big events and got dismasted before changing her rig to non swivelling arrangement. Good luck with the restoration job. The trimaran Frank Wood had before that was called Lydia Cardell.
Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again!
Good to see you guys persisting! Watching your video is bringing up memories of racing against Triple Jack on ALIEN before she got spun into bits in an earlier hurricane. Hell, I can't even remember the name of that storm now...
Good thing is that I do remember the good times with our crew!