Originally Posted by Seaslug Caravan
Well done , must have been a struggle in such a large competitive fleet, especially with your light open wingdeck boat being so lively.
I'm sure this must've been sarcastic, and that's cool, but for the record
...there were only three cats in the cruising class;
1-Cat2Fold-Custom Rafael Francke/KURT HUGHES
Collaboration. 2005 36' x 24'. Moderately rigged Biplane cat. More or less all my sailing and racing
experience has come in the past 5 years while cruising this boat. Dagger boards
. I wouldn't call her lively. She is heavier than ideal. But she does go deep downwind better than most!
TPI 42'. Well sailed boat by long time racers. In race
two, we came into each and every mark within inches of each other, and I finished over the line first, but still 30 seconds shy of the elapsed win.
3-Nina May-Catana 431 early to mid 2000's. Dagger boards
. Owners sail the boat... less than optimally.
Had I not split from Catatude at the end of the reach mark, and gained a huge amount of time back, it would have probably been they on here gloating about their awesome victory.
In my mind, it's not really about beating the other boats out there (well, maybe a little😊
, but a battle of me against me. When I single
hand, it's so easy to make so many time sapping mistakes! AND...as of a couple of months ago, my only wind
instruments are telltales and a windex, which honestly, may gave helped me out. 👍🏽⛵️
When I get things pulling right, it feels amazingly good to be on my flat, magic carpet of a cat, drinking a beer
, puffing my pipe and passing 45 plus footers with 15 crew hanging off the rail, working hard. I do need good wind for C2F to reach her performance potential and, for the most part, Banderas Bay provided us with some great wind!!!
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