Lunenburg Tune Up

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Oh what a week. And what a treat. We headed to Lunenburg Saturday morning - June 29 - with the Sonar in tow.


The boat was craned in at high tide and brought to Lunenburg Yacht Club and we got her set up for a few days of testing and tuning with the fantastic sailors of the LYC Sonar fleet. First off a big thank you for the warm generosity extended by LYC Commodore Phil Gow and North Sails' Andreas Josenhans who were instrumental in making it happen.

The weather was overcast and occasionally a bit wet the first day of training. Breeze was light but fairly steady for the three boats that lined up.

Our team goal was to find more speed and develop our rig tuning skills and knowledge. The great thing about this kind of training is that everyone lining up benefits from the presence of the other boats working toward the same end. All the sailors raised the bar after a few days of working together to find what works best in Mahone Bay.

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The final day turned out especially well. Four boats assembled and everyone got really serious about getting it right. Lanes grew much smaller and difficult to hold so that each line up proved out what worked well as the best set-up. Andreas got great photos and helped boil it down with observations about what was fast.

Special thanks to Mary and Chris who made us feel completely at home.