Sailed the BYC distance race on the Melges 32 Saturn. I was very excited to get a chance to go sail with the Saturn guys. Even though the weather forecast was a little dicey at first, mother nature gave us a fine day of sailing. We started with the reaching spinnaker up and instantly the boat leaped forward to 14 knots. We had planed on getting lifted the whole way to the Thames River mark some 16 nautical miles across the lake but the wind held in direction and strength. We had to douse the reaching kite and put up the code zero. This was the first time I had been on a boat with a code zero that worked well and wow was it awesome. Wally Tsuha was kind enough to let me have a turn at the helm. It was a blast, reaching along at 14 knots all day long and a couple surges into the 15 knot range, the boat was so responsive and fast it is no wonder that they are selling like they are.
Picture of our big lead all of these boats had not made the final mark yet.