Wednesday, December 23, 2009

View of a local DN

Here is a view of the DN. This past weekend, it was one of the boats sailing on the clear ice just formed on Valois Bay. Imagine that big full batten sail powering a boat that weighs roughly 1/4 that of a little Fireball, and sailing against virtually no resistance. I also appreciated the beautiful wood hulls, particularly in the knowledge that they are not affected by the rot of liquid water. Those shrouds are super floppy, which allows the composite masts to bend dramatically to leeward as well as back. No kidding, the masts look like bananas when under sail.

Ralph, Montreal Sailing