Refined Design

Outlaw_Updated_jib

After one round-the-island race, and two club race, I feel I need more sails.

First thing a need is a bigger jib. Both it will give more speed in lower wind and also better balace to the boat. My design of putting the mast really far back, causes the boat turn up against win pretty easy. When its lots of wind, bot get really good speed, 10-12knt and then the balance is great, but when going slower, it feels like I need the jib further forward and a bigger one.

Downwind, the “temporary” small Code0, is waaaay too small. Maybe a 15 sqr m code or gennacker would fit bettter. BUT, for this the boat needs to be strengthen a bit. May be for next season. Right now I’m looking for a 5-6 sqr m jibb to try out, and I think I have found one that could be perfect

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No wind to storm wind

First Club race for the autumn.  And the first Club race for Chryz Outlaw! Started great, first upwind went great in 3-4 m/s. Then during downwind some darker clouds rolled in and suddenly it was way too much. Some parts for the jib broke.. and I could just go one lap of two.

Overall the it feels like the boat has a lot of potential. Great speed and hight upwind. But I really need a bigger jib.

(The camera was on board but battery was out… 😦