Sailing in a new speed range sometimes results in surprises. For example, high-speed sailing with the mainsheet tail running through the open transom results in a mainsheet that cannot be eased, due to the drag the sheet is creating on itself. That is just one of the little challenges while sailing witih a small boat at really high speeds. Of course we will make a provision to avoid this happening.
When a less experienced colleague reached the thrilling speeds for the first time he briefly explained the feeling: “I don’t know where to look or what to think, everything is happening so fast!” It is impressive to make the lake look small and at the same time lose your feeling of speed and distance.
The process of developing the boat has been great so far. Spending time tracing parts, designing new items and details reminds me of my days working on the ABN AMRO Volvo Ocean boats and other demanding projects.
Working together in a close team really with a highly skilled and talented team creates an innovative atmosphere. It makes me proud to be a part of the project. In the end nothing beats a good test with a product that you created with your team.. From design, to tooling, to the prototypes, it has all been very satisfying. And I am sure it will lead to a great product in the very near future.
Jurian Rademaker – founder of Aeronamics