Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Had a friend who did this race in a Mini-Tranat boat a number of years ago. They postponed the start because 70 knots was forecast. They started the next day with forecasts of gusts to 55. He said they averaged 23 knots in a 22 foot boat for an hour.
Kiwi sailors are nuts and wonderful at the same time.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.