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Upwind in a 17 Mk I


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I love this video from the Everglades Challenge.  It shows you what a Core Sound can do.  Credit John Hippe, who took it from our "buddy boat," the Sea Pearl 21 Nordic Breeze as we were heading upwind in the Gulf about 3 mi offshore.  Thanks, Graham, for an amazing design.

 

 

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Great video. I was pleased to see you in the Everglades Challenge. It was great fun to follow your progress and having real time photos and video made it even better. It would be interesting to hear more about your experience. I know it was a tough year with a lot of wind on the nose and even though the CS 17 sails well close hauled it gets tiring day after day. Congrats to you.

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Paul, it was great to meet you and your team of fellow Wisconsonites before the event.  That video is a good representation of our experience.  We figured we were close hauled 90% of the time and rowed the other 20%!

 

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I'll say  --  Close hauled all the way.  At least you two finished.  Not sure where/how we lost our steam, but we had some great sails and an even better experience.  Made it to Goodland and called it a week.  I think about it every day.

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There were moments every day that I wanted to quit.  

 

I hope you come back and give it another go.  Every year that I have done this has been...well...challenging, but this year was the toughest.  

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