1st on Line, and on PHRF and RPNYC handicaps. And another race record.
Video below ... pretty much says it all ... Welcome to the team Matt and thanks to Robin for joining us again
- an ORCi stability index of 115 for the configuration in which the boat proposes to race; orWe knew we could have got the ISO certificate at the boat launch in 2013 but didn't think we'd need it and thought we could get it later.
- International Standard ISO12217-2 Design Category A except that the STIX Number shall be increased to a minimum of 35.
Starting with an A6 out of the harbour in 25 knots that exceeded 40 for just long enough to mess up the fleet, combined with tying the jib halyard over the lazy sheet, all added up to a couple of very nasty broaches and the A6 fabric melted onto the forestay. At one point the A6 was pumping the rig really hard - so the priority became getting the runner on before the mast fell off, rather than getting the boat upright, resulting in a very slow recovery in the harbour entrance and calls to the coast guard.
The light air torture wasn’t quite over. The restart was delayed until there was at least some breeze, but it wasn’t exactly solid wind.