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Boat choice

Monohulls can be ruled out. They are either too boring or too unstable. Rule 1. The Fox – Formula 20 – is too much unless you need it to support crew weight. So rule 2 is don’t overreach yourself. (Never tried a Tornado, but they have the advantage of a broad beam.) The FX One is a great single-hander, if perhaps a little heavy. The one here has no gennaker, so running is a bit pointless. Rule 3: have a […]

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Wildwind day 2

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Hired a Suzuki Vitara (it’s a total lemon), relaxed with a book and waited for the cross-shore breeze to kick in: one of the cool kids now? The wind duly arrived at 14:30. Took a Pacific 18 – like a Tiger, but simpler and a little heavier – and hooned around with a splendid fellow who only learned to trapeze yesterday. Great fun. Then hooned around at the helm of a Tiger with another good guy. Mostly reaching and beating: […]

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