F18 National race (in reality International….) at Arco in the north Garda.
30 boats from Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Holland. Three days with sun and summer temperatures, with the first two with the classic “Ora” of about 15/18 knots. During the third day the “Ora” did not come because a night storm. Beautiful and very tired regatta.
On the first day we were fast on upwind but not so much in downwind because nosedive problem.
On the second day, we were really fast in upwind/downwind. We got this by increasing the mast rake. We opted for very hard battens on top of the mast with a remarkable prebend. We preferred using the blue polyester kite, which we prefer compared to this year’s black one. It is faster in all conditions and more stable. I take the opportunity to thanks the 1D sailmakers for the support and always high-quality material.
You can find photos here.