(November 14, 2008) For the 'buttheads that weren't able to fit the 2008 Hong Kong to Vietnam Race into their race schedule, Josh Tucker from North Sails brings us aboard his ride - a TP52 called 'Freefire'. Imagine sailing 650nm...downwind...in 25-40kts...hitting a top speed of 28.2kts...and just hauling the whole way.
Can't relate to the big boat scene? How about a J/80 riding gale Force 7 and 30+ knot gusts under big spinnaker on The Solent in the UK. Nose diving through rough seas and full on sailing to the max flat out on the plane.