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Spring Series - Week 6. Crew Report

Written by Stephan Sanner - Jaguar Logic.

"After celebrating Sailing Logic's 10th Anniversary on the Friday night, Team Jaguar Logic was ready to do battle. We met on Saturday morning for briefing at 9.30 in glorious sunshine! Chippie decided to move me to the trimming team and in charge of grinding. We practiced start lines with our rival Reflex 38 Puma Logic with a few gybes and kite hoist.

The wind was shifting a lot and at one point we had a kite up in 30 knots gusts. Fun! After training 6 hours non stop, we went for dinner and were in bed by 11pm. Sunday morning we were organised and got the boat ready on time and left the dock by 8.30am leaving Puma behind! We had more practice time and got to the start area with time to spare. One happy skipper!

We had a good start getting in front of the fleet on the first mark, unfortunately on the first downwind leg we had some issues flying the kite, lost precious places and Puma got away. The wind speed during the race was 15 knots on average and we hoisted the brand new No1 head sail. A lot of sail to grind BTW! The whole team worked extremely hard and by the finish line we were in front of Puma and Interceptor, the Beneteau 40.7. Job done! On adjusted time Jaguar Logic was 4th - one minute ahead of Puma and 1 minute behind Interceptor. 5th overall for the Series in IRC2 out of 26 boats. A great result - and here is a picture of our happy team!

My experience on the boat has been fantastic, lucky enough to move from mast to bow to trimming team. With Sailing Logic you not only race but you learn from very experienced pro-skippers. My knowledge in trimming and boat handling has moved light years ahead from the day I signed up for the Spring Series. Next stop, Fastnet!"

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