Fantastic Sailing conditions for Eagle Class 53’s Updated Hybrid Wing
Taking off from Bristol Marine in Rhode Island with a steady 15kts of breeze, the Eagle Class 53 lapped upd the flat water between Britol and the Newport bridge. Tommy Gonzales and his crew had a great few hours blasting in brilliant sunshine. They made it look easy, getting around this piece of water was quick, especially with the screecher up. All worked very nicely with the Nybrid Wing freshly re-covered with ORATEX®
Over the years I have written many articles about seamanship, adventures, crossings and the odd disaster. Behind the scene in most of the personal stories has been my co-skipper, Catherine. I think it is time to tell her backstory.
Choosing which yacht to buy is not easy and catamarans are no exception to the rule. That’s why my wife and I decided to go to the La Grande Motte show in April 2017, as a first step, to see and compare the available models between 39’ and 42’ likely to suit us.