February 2015 Report

Just returned from my first two events of 2015. First up was the Superyacht Challenge Antigua where I raced the Briand / Parini Navi 125’ P2. It was a low-key event, with a guest of the owner racing the boat, and with a mixed team onboard. It was light air, so not the most exciting racing, but always a challenge getting these big boats around the track in race mode. We survived, and had fun, and I’ll leave it at that!

Next up was the Mid Summer Fling Regatta in Cape Town, South Africa. A long way to travel for a race, but the place and people are awesome, and the sailing conditions are always challenging. I was racing the IRC 52 Cape Fling and we had a super event, with seven extremely close races against our fleet of boats over three days. It all came down to the last race, and we pulled it off, tying our closest rival on points, and then winning on the count-back. Good stuff.

Next up will be several races here in the Caribbean, where we are now about to start our race season, which runs through April. Special thanks to my partners Kaenon Sunglasses, and Horizon Yacht Charters, two great outfits that I am proud to be associated with.

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