The trip to Pittwater for the Lock Crowther Memorial Regatta was amongst the most beneficial exercise so far. The shifty and challenging wind conditions sailing in the drain at Pittwater coupled with a lack local knowledge of the course to sail made the first day a slow one for Box Office recording a 15th and a 5th on OMR. The most promising development of the day was the new boat speed in the light conditions against the very impressive Morticia who won the multi nationals with a picket fence score line. Flying the new Stratis screecher built by Yancy at Doyles QLD upwind and tight reaching along with trimming and setting the boat up differently produced the improvements.
These improvements were carried threw to the second day which saw another two races of the same two courses as the day before. Knowing where to go was a massive benefit but we also enlisted Artemis sailor Troy Tindill to drive the boat for the day and were able to find another gear, picking up a second on line and OMR in the first race and a first on line and second on OMR in the second! To say we are happy with the improvements would be an understatement, being able to compete within a rating system that punish's light boats is very encouraging!
This weekend we are sailing in the St.Helena cup in Brisbane. The forecast at this stage is 20kts on Saturday so we will be strapping in and sending it! We will be working on a new video over the weekend we hope to publish next week! Stay tuned.