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We are still away on our travels and I found an unwatched computer 🙂 so am taking my chance for a quick update. The Orlando NCR regatta weekend was great fun and very well run by everyone involved. I’ll have some photos and thanks to add once I get home. Racing wise I had an average Saturday and a decent Sunday which pulled me and Pond Sprite up into 5th place overall, out of 23 starters. So I am pretty happy with that. Pond Sprite went well, especially in the lighter wind races when she came through the pack for good finishes from bad starts… in other words the boat is better than I am.

Friday gave me a chance to get some more testing time too on a new design called Dragon. Dragon is a ‘long’ fairly narrow design in the current style and is also my test bed for a new style of una swing rig I have been working on which I call the OPUS rig. In the fresh breeze I was very pleased with the rig’s performance and ability to react to gusts etc. OPUS and Dragon drew some nice comments, more about this new rig and boat along with photos next week when I am back on the boatyard computer.

Until later,
Graham

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