Georgia Racing


Modifications to the 52

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The lesson learned from Hamilton Island in August was that we were slightly off the pace upwind in a breeze against our 52 foot competitors, especially HOOLIGAN and SHOGUN.  The explanation was that they have gone deeper in draft from the standard 3200 mm. of a TP52, which of course makes their boats stiffer.  The problem about being "slightly" off the pace upwind is that if you are behind at the top mark it can be a real struggle getting back even if your down wind speed is very good – which ours was. So back to the drawing board Read more