Scud ROCKED it last night. What a jol!
These boats cook at the right angles, and you feel them respond from tip to toe.
What impresses me is not the top speed – which is great nonetheless – but rather how the boat maintains pace and responds so beautifully to inputs.
We were wobbly with our kite drops and drop line, which is a recurring theme for us, and left a lot of time on the course through our own mistakes, but it was great to keep up with the Corby 49 “Nitro” and the Farr 40 “Regardless”… and to hold on for an overall class win on the night.
Course was Start, PE, BB, LM (west of WB), PE, WB, H, finish. About 12.5 miles. Wind was flukey and in the high teen range, with some gusts into the early twenties. Out to sea, it was SW, but in the corner, it was an unstable back to front SE.
We flew the A2 on the first two deep downwind legs, then switched to the A3 for the tighter reach on the last leg. The boat felt like it was exploding with joy on the last leg, after weeks of being caged in with blowout after blowout.
Crew on the night: Michael, Warwick, Imogen, Ian, Gui, Luke & Christian. 594kg.”
A superb video from talented photographer Fabio Taccola and Vismara Marine of the double-Worlds winning Vismara 62 Mills SuperNikka.
Video from the practice day before the Cape 31’s first One design event. Tina Plattner won the regatta by one point from Mike Hayton after nine races over two days. Feedback after the event included:
“Great first regatta. The boats were surprisingly fast in the very light airs of Sunday. All the sailors were exhausted but had a great time. ”
“Everyone sailing and spectating on boats or the shore were raving about the boats, everyone thinks they are indeed fantastic.”
The historic Canada’s Cup is being rebooted using the Mills IC 37 One Design for the NYYC. The Canada’s Cup, the Great Lakes premier match racing trophy, has been contested 24 times between USA and Canada since the first event in 1896. USA holds the edge, 13 to 11, with teams competing in a wide range of classes over that span. To celebrate the history, tradition and competitiveness of the Canada’s Cup, the Canada’s Cup Committee – chaired by Allan Megarry and Past Commodore Jamie Keating, and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) – has developed a new vision for the event beginning in 2020: a bi-annual event with three cycles to 2024 with all events being hosted at the RCYC.
The Canada’s Cup Committee has selected the NYYC Melges IC37 as the platform for this vision. Building on the success of the NYYC Invitational Cups from 2009 to 2017, New York Yacht Club (NYYC) initiated the selection of a replacement for the Swan 42 in 2016. Their selection committee settled on the Mills designed IC37, whose Class Association was developed with partner Melges. “The time had come for a strict one-design class of this size, designed and built to accommodate a wide spectrum of crew skills, targeting Corinthian sailors of the world,” said Harry Melges. “We are dedicated to enriching all areas of one-design racing, including youth, Corinthian, women, and Grand Prix style racing.” more