Just a short one from the Club Sushi balcony at the Antigua Yacht Club, folks. For videos, interviews, and real time reports from the course, head over here.
With 2-time AC winner (and 5-time AC grinder) Shannon Falcone aboard the Timbalero, the G4 found some new modes on Day 1 of Antigua Sailing Week. “We went from 9 and a half knots upwind to 13 once we started putting the bow down and letting the foils work,” Falcone told me. On the RIB, we noted that the G4′s foils were actually lifting her up over monohulls’ lines despite the cat keeping the wind at something like 55 true.
The G4 took the fastest elapsed time of a significantly down ASW fleet, finishing 42 minutes faster than the G55 Toccata and correcting out just 2 minutes ahead. A great day for a boat that was in dire straits just 8 days ago, and a tribute to the hard work of PJ, Lauren, Chris and the GB team. You can find results over here.
Roddy-Grimes Graeme photo.