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Old 05-13-2013
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Re: Palma Vela 2013

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That Spirit of Jethou is one wet boat offshore (and inshore, for that matter). Noticed that for much of the time the helmsman was the only person on deck not wearing a PFD. Didn't see a harness or tether, either. Interesting, given how far offshore the boat appeared to be.

Every time they buried the nose going downwind I found myself wondering if the owner should give David Raison a call when it's time for a new boat. Those are precisely the conditions where his scow concept would pay some dividends. Juan K applied a similar approach to his VOR design, and we saw how that turned out.

Great footage. Makes me want to be offshore, even on a boat as wet as Jethou, particularly if the owner is springing for that handsome Gaastra gear!
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