The fleet is now forming at Maylands. After I brought the excellent Estoile to MYC from EFYC in December, Bruce Lee has now purchased a real flyer from PDSC, a beautifully built and underweight timber boat. We now have 4 Sabres with only one to go for a fleet. Paul Maj has Extreme moving really well and Steve Rose is sorting out Tango, enjoying the space and comfort of a Sabre.
Bruce got his new boat wet for the first time on 1st Feb – Dicostalotta Too. The boat looks fantastic (see photo below) and will be a top performer once Bruce sorts out his set-up and sail trim and some other Sabre secrets that we will only pass on to him s l o w l y because there will be no stopping him once he gets used to a Sabre. Although I have managed to keep in front of him in his first few races, I have already noticed his fast off-wind speed, so once he gets his boat moving fast upwind, too, we are all in trouble in the Mixed fleet.