Port Phillip Bay put on a great week of sailing with the first two days of racing being in big waves and plenty of breeze, 3 and 4 races a day on 1.6 mile beats saw the fleet really get to stretch it’s legs and work hard on speed. The racing was amazingly tight for such big courses.
“We picked up the trailer with 2 boats on it at Redwood City. I was doing the cross country drive with my dad from Redwood City California to Sarasota Florida. We took the 2 boats to Fairfield for the night and after a good dinner we went to sleep. The next morning after some breakfast we were off. Leaving we noticed some hesitation on the truck but it cleared up and we kept driving.
The new Capricorn F18 catamaran is the hottest F18 design on the world multihull scene. The Capricorn F18 is the newest design from the pen of the Hobie Wildcat catamaran designer Dr. Martin Fischer, and is built in Australia by Performance Sailcraft Australia. It showed impressive speed, taking first and third place and an older Capricorn with new PSA appendages second.
In Part One, we saw how multihull designer Martin Fischer and PSA’s Chris Caldecoat had set out to build a better mousetrap for the F18 cat class. Not only was the it perfect pairing of talents, but the result would seem to be pretty perfect, too – Speed, strength and agility. Now just like the larger of their feline counterparts, these are somewhat mandatory prerequisites for a high speed, twin-hulled sailing machine.