Tuesday, July 17, 2007

wet, wild and fast

Photo Philippe Kahn
Onboard Pegasus Racing - Transpac 2007
This boat is wet, wild and fast. She comes alive in 18 knots or more and then flies. But she's really wet. Very wet. Check out the pictures. When it looks wet in the pictures, you know that it was wet! As the sun comes down, the wind pulled back from low twenties to low teens. It's probably the diurnal effect. We are still sailing with our three sail combination: big roached main, big genoa and genoa staysail. If the wind stays light after sunset, we will put a reaching kite on a spinnaker staysail and sail a little lower. The weather pattern is getting more complex. The South looks trickier and trickier, but we're committed. No risk, no reward! - Philippe Kahn