Lidgard Sails had wins in both the X35OD and the Dragon Japan National Champs held earlier this month. Both crews put in extensive training leading into their respective events, with both boats working with Lidgards on rig and sail tune. The X35OD used our new Fibreline product.
Shenandoah, the beautifully restored 165’ schooner, is back in New Zealand waters for a 6 week stint in Orams yard, the crew and team at Orams are completing some maintenance jobs before the super yacht heads on her next trip in November.
Shenandoah will be back in Auckland next year for an extensive refit. Lidgards are completing some service work on her heavy airs sails and are also building a new 300sq m fore golly wobbler.
Sean, I want to thank you and your staff for building such a fine product. This year’s race started out with very light air, and often our boat speed was 0.8 knts. With a heavy boat, this was not something we enjoyed. The wind came up in the early evening hours as we neared the mark. We jibed back out and headed on a rhumbline course toward the Canadian side, and the finish line. The wind continued to build and we saw 25-30 knots all the way down the shore. The big code 6 spinnaker you built out of airex really did the job! We beat both J boats in our class straight up (one ran aground, and the other owed me 30 seconds per mile). I guess their North product was not faster like their ad says!
Michael J. Pack
Congratulations to "Tamarau" for winning the Lipton cup challenge on the 15th of March. Tamarau sailed another superb race over the 22 nautical miles to make it 4 races on the trot. The race was sailed in a mix of light to very light breezes with the wind swinging from a southerly direction right round to the north and back again, during the race all the boats were
becalmed at least a couple of times each at various stages during the day.
The lead changed numerous times with three - four boats enjoying the top position. As they say, the cream always rises to the top.
The first three places went to
Orion II 3rd
Snatcher was also 1st on handicap
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