Just finished 10 days of racing in the opening 52 Super Series event of 2018 in Sibenik, Croatia on the new PROVEZZA. Unfortunately due to a late launch and delivery, we did not get sufficient time to complete testing of the new custom bits onboard and we had several equipment failures during racing that cost us dearly. But on the positive side, the new design showed great speed potential, so once we get the systems sorted, we should be competitive. Also on the plus side is that we did not rack up a terrible amount of points in this “bad” regatta for us, so we still have a fair chance at a good overall season result.
And Croatia was fantastic. Endless islands, rich history, nice weather, and lovely people. A lovely place that i intend to return to and spend time enjoying on my Outremer 45 in the near future!
Next up on the 52 Circuit is another event in Croatia in a couple weeks, this one in Zadar. We are busy fixing things on our boat and hope to be running at full strength for this next event. Hopefully we’ll have an opportunity to see the full potential of our new boat.