Flash is Ready to Depart

HH66-05 'Flash' commissioning and sea trials are officially over! She was hauled out last week and is now being prepared for delivery to the US and to her new owner.

Another huge congratulations to the HH team for their incredible efforts in building yet another stunning catamaran. Next time we see Flash, it will be Baltimore, MD!

HH55-02: Out of Paint Booth

HH55-02 left the paint booth this week, giving us our first look at the newly completed hulls and it's another great job from the HH paint team.

Every HH Catamaran launched to date has been striking, unique and visually distinct. HH66-01 and 02 owners both chose a clear coat carbon finish for their hulls (with 66-02's owner adding green dragon eye vinyls on the bow!) whilst HH66-03 left the yard with glittering hazelnut-gold hulls. The most recent 66 launch, HH66-05, sports a metallic blue paint job and might be the most eye popping launch so far.

For the HH55 series, both owners have chosen more classic looks, with HH55-01 opting for baby blue hulls and and now HH55-02 with her beautiful Pearl Grey finish.

HH66-05: Video

HH66-05 FLASH launched late June and has been undergoing sea trials in Xiamen over the past two weeks. In this video you can join HH principle Paul Hakes, designer Gino Morrelli, FLASH's ecstatic owner Dave and the rest of the crew for the mast stepping, launch and a great day on the water.

Newsletter - July 2017

HH66-05 FLASH HAS LAUNCHED

HH66-05 FLASH launched last week in Xiamen, upping HH Catamaran's on-water fleet count to five. The gorgeous Morrelli & Melvin design is the first of the forward helm HH66s and sports electric blue hulls, a slick flush bimini, and bonus bucket seats and tillers aft. This dual purpose configuration allows owner and crew to choose helm position in any given condition or circumstance. Push button mainsheet, traveller and self-tacking jib sheet controls integrated into the ORMA-style bucket seats give the helmsman complete control. FLASH will complete sea trials in Xiamen before being shipped stateside later in the Summer, and will make her world debut at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis in October. Have you been waiting to get aboard and see this one-of-a-kind cat? Drop us a line at sales@hhcatamarans.com to schedule an appointment and avoid the lines.  

HH66-05 FLASH launched last week in Xiamen, upping HH Catamaran's on-water fleet count to five. The gorgeous Morrelli & Melvin design is the first of the forward helm HH66s and sports electric blue hulls, a slick flush bimini, and bonus bucket seats and tillers aft. This dual purpose configuration allows owner and crew to choose helm position in any given condition or circumstance. Push button mainsheet, traveller and self-tacking jib sheet controls integrated into the ORMA-style bucket seats give the helmsman complete control. FLASH will complete sea trials in Xiamen before being shipped stateside later in the Summer, and will make her world debut at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis in October. Have you been waiting to get aboard and see this one-of-a-kind cat? Drop us a line at sales@hhcatamarans.com to schedule an appointment and avoid the lines.  

HH55-01 MINNEHAHA CRUISES THE EAST COAST

Two weeks after arriving in the U.S., HH55-01 MINNEHAHA set sail on a shakedown cruise to the Bahamas. Designed by M&M to be the ideal couple's cruiser, MINNEHAHA is "exceeding expectations" and has proven to be the perfect platform for her multifaceted owners. Combining the luxury and creature comforts of home and the high-performance and robustness required for crossing oceans, MINNEHAHA meets all the couple's requirements. Shakedown cruise complete, MINNEHAHA will now make her way up the East coast, stopping in quaint coastal ports along the way and eventually arriving in Newport, RI to make her public debut at the Newport International Boat Show this Fall. Limited opportunities to preview and sail this special yacht will be available beginning in August - contact sales@hhcatamarans.com to learn more. 

Two weeks after arriving in the U.S., HH55-01 MINNEHAHA set sail on a shakedown cruise to the Bahamas. Designed by M&M to be the ideal couple's cruiser, MINNEHAHA is "exceeding expectations" and has proven to be the perfect platform for her multifaceted owners. Combining the luxury and creature comforts of home and the high-performance and robustness required for crossing oceans, MINNEHAHA meets all the couple's requirements. Shakedown cruise complete, MINNEHAHA will now make her way up the East coast, stopping in quaint coastal ports along the way and eventually arriving in Newport, RI to make her public debut at the Newport International Boat Show this Fall. Limited opportunities to preview and sail this special yacht will be available beginning in August - contact sales@hhcatamarans.com to learn more. 

NALA DAZZLES IN MIAMI AND CLAIMS VICTORY IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

  HH Catamarans made its US debut in February at the Strictly Sail Miami Show with HH66-03 NALA. With her striking golden hulls and gorgeous luxury interior, NALA was the star of the show. Following the show, NALA headed East for a shakedown sail to the Bahamas and then on to the USVI. Immediately after arriving in St. John NALA switched gears to prepare for the St. Thomas International Regatta. With North Sails' Cam Appleton, designer Gino Morrelli and commissioning skipper Chris Bailet joining the crew, NALA sailed with shrewdness, speed and consistency, scoring three firsts and a second and finishing in 1st Place Overall. Next on the docket was the BVI Spring Regatta, billed as the heavyweight event of the season. NALA, with only a few weeks on the water, set out to prove her prowess on the racecourse once again. Led by North Sails president Kenny Read, NALA hoped to shake things up amongst a formidable fleet and give the veteran competitors a run for their money. Making the necessary adjustments after a few early missteps, NALA improved each day, chipping away at the elapsed time margins behind the fleet's toughest competitors. Ultimately the tenacity paid off, with NALA taking 2nd Place Overall. After a blazing racing debut, NALA finally cooled the pace and took a bit of time to enjoy cruising in the VIs before eventually heading North to her Summer home in New England. 

 

HH Catamarans made its US debut in February at the Strictly Sail Miami Show with HH66-03 NALA. With her striking golden hulls and gorgeous luxury interior, NALA was the star of the show.

Following the show, NALA headed East for a shakedown sail to the Bahamas and then on to the USVI. Immediately after arriving in St. John NALA switched gears to prepare for the St. Thomas International Regatta. With North Sails' Cam Appleton, designer Gino Morrelli and commissioning skipper Chris Bailet joining the crew, NALA sailed with shrewdness, speed and consistency, scoring three firsts and a second and finishing in 1st Place Overall.

Next on the docket was the BVI Spring Regatta, billed as the heavyweight event of the season. NALA, with only a few weeks on the water, set out to prove her prowess on the racecourse once again. Led by North Sails president Kenny Read, NALA hoped to shake things up amongst a formidable fleet and give the veteran competitors a run for their money. Making the necessary adjustments after a few early missteps, NALA improved each day, chipping away at the elapsed time margins behind the fleet's toughest competitors. Ultimately the tenacity paid off, with NALA taking 2nd Place Overall.

After a blazing racing debut, NALA finally cooled the pace and took a bit of time to enjoy cruising in the VIs before eventually heading North to her Summer home in New England. 

R-SIX CROSSES THE ATLANTIC AND CRUSHES THE CARIBBEAN

Not to be outshined by her sistership, HH66-01 R-SIX sailed across the Atlantic to get in on the action in the Caribbean. Just days after arriving in Antigua, the R-SIX Team turned the boat around in time to sail in the RORC CARIBBEAN 600, a grueling 600-mile blast around eleven Caribbean islands. A true testament to the durability, character and strength of boat and crew, R-SIX finished the race 3rd in class behind two purpose-built MOD70 racing trimarans, earning a place on the podium and a bid to participate in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's famous Fastnet Race later in the year. R-SIX kept things rolling throughout the season, hitting many of the Caribbean circuit highlights. They took 2nd Place Overall at the legendary St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, and 3rd at Les Voiles de St. Barths. They wrapped up their Caribbean tour with Antigua Sailing Week, where heavier conditions favored the fully-kitted cruising cat allowing them to dominate the competition. After the first four days of racing only R-SIX remained unbeaten out of 150+ yachts, solidifying their 1st Place Overall victory before even going into the final day of racing. After ending their season on a high note, in true R-SIX fashion, the crew immediately set out across the Atlantic once more, arriving in the Azores just a quick eleven days later.

Not to be outshined by her sistership, HH66-01 R-SIX sailed across the Atlantic to get in on the action in the Caribbean. Just days after arriving in Antigua, the R-SIX Team turned the boat around in time to sail in the RORC CARIBBEAN 600, a grueling 600-mile blast around eleven Caribbean islands. A true testament to the durability, character and strength of boat and crew, R-SIX finished the race 3rd in class behind two purpose-built MOD70 racing trimarans, earning a place on the podium and a bid to participate in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's famous Fastnet Race later in the year.

R-SIX kept things rolling throughout the season, hitting many of the Caribbean circuit highlights. They took 2nd Place Overall at the legendary St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, and 3rd at Les Voiles de St. Barths. They wrapped up their Caribbean tour with Antigua Sailing Week, where heavier conditions favored the fully-kitted cruising cat allowing them to dominate the competition. After the first four days of racing only R-SIX remained unbeaten out of 150+ yachts, solidifying their 1st Place Overall victory before even going into the final day of racing.

After ending their season on a high note, in true R-SIX fashion, the crew immediately set out across the Atlantic once more, arriving in the Azores just a quick eleven days later.

HH48 DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES

Together with Morrelli & Melvin, HH Catamarans is excited to announce that design for the new HH48 is nearing completion. With Hull 01 now spoken for and the specification more clearly defined, tooling is set to commence in the Fall. A forward helm version is on the drawing board - expect initial GAs and renderings to be released soon. The HH48 will maintain HH Catamarans' performance and styling pedigree, while incorporating production techniques and material options to significantly reduce cost. To learn more, browse the HH48 specification and renderings online, or contact sales@hhcatamarans.com to speak directly with a member of our team.  

Together with Morrelli & Melvin, HH Catamarans is excited to announce that design for the new HH48 is nearing completion. With Hull 01 now spoken for and the specification more clearly defined, tooling is set to commence in the Fall. A forward helm version is on the drawing board - expect initial GAs and renderings to be released soon. The HH48 will maintain HH Catamarans' performance and styling pedigree, while incorporating production techniques and material options to significantly reduce cost. To learn more, browse the HH48 specification and renderings online, or contact sales@hhcatamarans.com to speak directly with a member of our team.  

SL33 and HH Catamarans: An America's Cup Story

ETNZ Learns to Fly on the SL33 in Auckland

ETNZ Learns to Fly on the SL33 in Auckland

HH66-05 Under going Sea Trials in Xiamen

HH66-05 Under going Sea Trials in Xiamen

Over eight years ago Hakes Marine in New Zealand started building a very special catamaran for a German client. It was called the SL33: 10m in length, weighing only 650kg with a mast over 18m tall. A bit insane in its power to weight ratio, the boat was designed and built for the light winds of Lake Constance, where the goal was to hull fly to victory on the regatta circuit in the typical 4kts of breeze.

The SL33 was one of many successful ventures between builder Paul Hakes and designer Gino Morrelli. At the time of construction Morrelli & Melvin were also contracted by Emirates Team New Zealand to design what would eventually become the very first flying AC72. Impressed by the SL33 project and recognizing it as a good training and development platform, ETNZ purchased two SL33s from Paul, with Luna Rossa following suit and purchasing one of their own. Using this new, lightweight yet robust platform, ETNZ began daggerboard development and eventually learnt how to foil on the SL33s. This technology and valuable experience was quickly applied to the AC72 that went on to shock the world when the ETNZ achieved full flight, setting a new standard for AC racing.

2014-2017 has seen a remarkable number of boats, both multihulls and now even monohulls, flying on foils with incredible speed. It’s great to reflect back to one of the foundations to flying multihulls and spectacular America’s Cup racing, the SL33. Today there are three SL33s still tearing it up around Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. Black Jack, the original SL33, still dominates the lake racing of Northern Europe.

Today we see Paul Hakes and Gino Morrelli teaming up again, this time on a slightly cushier project. HH Catamarans, the luxury, performance cruising cat line, has commanded the niche market, and considering the shared pedigree: carbon construction, curved C-boards, T-rudders, push button sail controls; and luxuriously comfortable platform, it’s easy to see why. HH Catamarans’ most recent launch, HH66-05, is currently in the midst of sea trials. The electric blue hull is already hitting speeds in the high teens in the light Xiamen sea breeze, with plenty left in the tank. With a forward helm inside the salon and ORMA style bucket seats and tillers aft, HH66-05 provides the best of both worlds for the serious dual purpose sailor. Loaded with all the amenities for cruising and entertaining in style, the HH66 will be the perfect platform for spectating the next Cup in Auckland in 2021... Want to get in on the fun? Contact sales@hhcatamarans.com to discuss your AC inspired cruising catamaran.

FLASH Dazzles in Red, White and Blue

Happy Independence Day, U.S.A.! We celebrated onboard HH66-05 FLASH today with her American owner. FLASH dazzled under a striking red spinnaker and hit 15kts on a reach in the light summertime sea breeze. FLASH will make her U.S. debut at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis this fall, schedule your visit onboard with a member of our sales team today! 

HH66-05: Sea Trials Commence!

66-05 FLASH began sea trials Thursday. The latest HH66 sports a central helm, flush cabin top, and bonus bucket seat and tiller steering aft. Thursday's objective was to check rigging, mainsail and solent. In 15kts of breeze FLASH easily glided along at 12kts upwind and 15kts on a reach. The next sea trial is set for Sunday, with breezier conditions expected. Sunday's plan is to test the reacher and the tiller steering - stay tuned! 

Launch Day - Flash

Flash Splash!

HH Catamarans HH66-05 'Flash' launched today in Xiamen.

The flush bimini, forward helm and working cockpit and the bonus bucket seats and tillers may just make this the slickest 66 yet.

Sea trials are set to commence this week so stay tuned for sailing photos!

Stepping Up

We stepped the mast on HH66-05 'Flash' last Friday. Launch day is tomorrow and sea trials will begin this week. The first sailing photos of Flash are coming very soon.

Watch this space!

Minnehaha

HH55-01 'Minnehaha' arrived in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida just over two weeks ago. She is the first of the HH Catamarans to sport a forward, interior helm. She is a gorgeous yacht and an absolute pleasure under sail.

Here is a short video compilation of Minnehaha with her sails up, catching the breeze and looking good. 

Big thanks and best wishes to owners Doug and Deb for letting us join them aboard and record the re-commissioning process. We wish them all the best as they set out on their first offshore adventure.

Flash makes a Splash!

HH66-05 hit the test pool today under a gorgeous blue sky. 'Flash' will now begin final systems checks and fitouts before she is prepped for sea trials. Mast and rigging will go up later this month.

Year One

HH Catamarans Celebrates First Year

As the relative newcomer in the performance cruising cat segment, all eyes have been on HH Catamarans. The four year old venture, a partnership between esteemed Kiwi boatbuilder Paul Hakes and visionary Taiwanese industrialist Hudson Wang, set out to build the world’s finest cutting-edge, bespoke, performance cruising catamarans, and ensure a premier ownership experience by providing an unparalleled level of support and service.

HH Catamarans delivered their first launch, HH66-01 R-SIX, to her owner in Valencia last June. The Morrelli & Melvin designed HH Supercat set the pace in her first six months, sailing from Valencia to Cyprus and many points in-between. She wowed industry insiders and show goers when she made her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September, then sailed directly to Mallorca to compete in the first-ever Multihull Cup Regatta. Sailing against a competitive class of her more seasoned peers, including Gunboat 66s Coco de Mer and Slim and Nigel Irens custom 78’ Allegra, R-SIX pounced on the challenge, stunning the fleet and finishing in 1st Place Overall.

In January, R-SIX crossed the Atlantic, arriving in Antigua just in time to immediately switch gears and compete in the prestigious Caribbean 600. The multi day regatta challenged competitors with extremely light conditions for much of the 600 mile course. With gourmet food, entertainment and plush accommodations, R-SIX raced in comfort and finished in 3rd place behind two MOD70s. In March R-SIX was joined in the Caribbean by her sister ship, the newly launched HH66-03 Nala. The two went on to tag team the Caribbean race circuit, one or the other participating in the five high profile events of the season.

R-SIX sailed strong in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, defeating all three Gunboat 60s in class and coming in 2nd Overall behind the zippy, 7-ton, custom Bieker 53 Fujin. Next it was Nala’s turn to shine; she made her racing debut at the St.Thomas International Regatta just days after arriving in the USVI from the Bahamas. STIR proved to be an exciting an event, with big breeze testing the fleet and providing Nala the chance to shine. Boat and crew held up strong and validated the HH reliability factor - sustaining zero breakages over three days of intense racing. Nala finished with 1st Place in three out of five races and 1st Overall, defeating the previously unbeaten Fujin.

The next event presented a new challenge; the BVI Spring Regatta was billed as the matchup of the season, with veteran Gunboats Elvis and H2O meeting for the first time and Nala, with only a few weeks on the water, and hoping to shake things up a bit. Shake things up she did, giving both boats a run for their money throughout the weekend. Nala endured a few missteps early on, but made adjustments and improved each day,  outperforming three of the five Gunboats in every race and chipping away at the elapsed time margins behind the two titans. Ultimately the tenacity paid off, with Nala taking 2nd Place Overall. A by-the-numbers analysis from Morrelli & Melvin (who designed all of the three fastest boats!) can be found on their Facebook page here.

R-SIX returned to do battle at Les Voiles de St.Barths. Light air prevailed throughout the regatta and R-SIX suffered a minor equipment failure making it impossible to use their asymmetrical headsail for much of the event. The team persevered and managed to sail well enough to secure a spot on the podium in 3rd Place Overall. Though not their best result, Les Voiles proved to be good practice for R-SIX for their next and final event of the season, Antigua Sailing Week. Mast lock issue resolved, the team attacked with full force, and after four days of competition only R-SIX remained unbeaten out of 150 yachts. Boat Captain Robert Janecki summed up the experience, "After many years of sailing racing catamarans, it is refreshing to see that there are things that can still surprise me. In Antigua we managed to maintain boat speed between 12-14 kts upwind, sailing against the waves! Quite amazing for a pleasure catamaran. What is more… the boat is built in such a way that it forgives us some of our mistakes during short and dynamic racing." Taking line honors in six out of seven races and wrapping up 1st Place Overall, R-SIX closed out their Caribbean season on a high note and immediately set out across the Atlantic once more, arriving in the Azores a quick ten days later.

With R-SIX and Nala providing ample proof of concept in the Caribbean, HH Catamarans pressed ahead with production, launching the first of the new HH55s in February. After a month of testing and fine-tuning, HH55-01 Minnehaha departed Xiamen bound for the USA. The boat was delivered into the waiting arms of her owner in Ft. Lauderdale just last week, and is currently undergoing recommissioning and some promotional sailing before setting off to the Bahamas for the owners’ first cruise in June. She’ll make her way up the East coast this summer, arriving in Annapolis in time to make her world debut at the United States Sailboat Show in October.

Production in Xiamen continues with three HH66s and three HH55s currently in progress. The next HH66, Flash, is slated to launch this summer, and features a newly styled cabin top, forward helm station and aft tillers with complete finger touch sail controls. Further expanding their product line, HH recently announced a new 48’ model. The HH48 will maintain the pedigree of the larger HH models, while incorporating simpler, easier-managed systems and layout for short-handed sailing. The newest addition to the HH Catamarans line is likely to encourage new entrants to the market, further expanding the incredible features of fast and safe blue water cruising. Like the HH55 and 66, the 48 will be a big volume boat, capable of taking a large payload for extended cruising with family and toys without diminishing performance or safety. The HH48 as a base boat will be offered at less than $1M, and at such a great starting price the growth of this bold new venture and brand is set for substantive growth.

For more information on the complete line of HH Catamarans, go HERE

Official race results can be found at the links below:

Multihull Cup

Caribbean 600

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

St. Thomas International Regatta

Les Voiles de St. Barths

Antigua Sailing Week

 

 

HH55-01 'Minnehaha' Christened in Florida

On Saturday, May 27th, we christened HH55-01 'Minnehaha' with the owners, Doug and Deb, Gino and Mark from Morrelli & Melvin, and a few friends. It was Doug's birthday as well, making the day that much more special. Congratulations to all on a spectacular boat, and best wishes to Doug and Deb as they prepare to set sail on a great new adventure!

International Arrivals

HH66-01 'R-Six' arrives in the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal.

R-SIX arrived safe and sound in the Azores last week, bringing to an end her incredible Caribbean regatta season. For anyone keeping tally, that's two Atlantic crossings and five podium finishes in some highly competitive regattas (Multihull Cup- 1st, Caribbean 600-3rd, Heineken Regatta- 2nd, Les Voiles de St Barth- 3rd, Antigua Sailing Week- 1st). All this in the less than 12 months since the boat first launched. A very impressive feat for both HH Catamaran's first launch and the R-Six crew. We wish smooth sailing a great summer season cruising in the Med for all aboard HH66-01 R-Six.

Meanwhile HH55-01 Minnehaha has arrived in Fort Lauderdale after a smooth hitch-free delivery from China. The rig goes up today and the first shots of this gorgeous yacht sailing are coming very soon so watch this space!

HH55 'Minnehaha' arrives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

Welcome Aboard

Here is a first look inside HH66-05 'Flash'. This is the first in the 66 series to have a forward helm. Reefing, tack lines and furlers, are all controlled from this larger forward cockpit. With a redundant wheel this yacht can be steered from the forward cockpit or from the comfort and safety of the saloon. This leaves the open aft cockpit free of all sail controls and available for guests to enjoy. The absence of the aft cockpit allowed us to design a sporty flush cabin top with aft bimini. 

Antigua Glory!

Congratulations to Robert and the HH66-01 Team on their 1st Place finish at Antigua Sailing Week. We are very proud of these guys. Their Caribbean tour concluded last weekend with this big win. The intensity of the competition was confirmed by a single fact; after the first four days of racing, only R-SIX remained unbeaten out of 150 yachts!

Next up, back across the Atlantic to Europe and the Fastnet race in August!

Les Voiles de St. Barth: Final Results

After a fantastic start to the event and 6601 Team R-SIX taking first place on day one, a combination of no wind and a technical issue with the asymmetrical gennaker meant third place on the final day and overall.

It's a great sport but a tough one and the R-SIX boys are ready to do battle again. A huge congratulations to all competitors and a big thank you to the event organizers. See you next year!

HH66 R-Six
HH66-01 R-Six
R-Six

Les Voiles de St. Barth

Some great photos are coming in from Les Voiles de St. Barth today and HH66-01 R-SIX is looking good.

Day one: First day of racing is over and a very big congratulations to R-SIX Team 6601 who took 1st place today!


Day two: Third place today. Some technical problems with genaker resulted in a third place finish. Still fighting for the top spot!

Day three: A combination of no wind plus technical glitch resulted in a DNF. After such a great Caribbean campaign so far, this was a tough result. But its a tough sport. Team R-SIX had a great time and are ready to fight another day. 

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival

Just a week after placing 1st in class at the St. Thomas International Regatta, Nala faced off against the toughest competitors in the Offshore Multihull class at the BVI Spring Regatta. The light air regatta provided Nala and crew with new challenges; after a few adjustments Nala found her groove and finished the regatta strong, landing in 2nd place overall, ahead of an Outremer 5x, three Gunboat 60s, the supercharged Gunboat 66 Extreme H20 and behind the always formidable Gunboat 62 Elvis.

 

Gino Morrelli's report from the Nanncy Cay Cup:

BVI Spring Regatta Report:
March 28, 2017 - Nanny Cay Cup
Short course. 11nm. 7-10 kts TWS @205. Smooth water.

HH66 Nala, GB66 Extreme H2O, Kelsall 47 Triple Jack, Irens designed GB60 Arethusa, Outremer 5X Dominator

We on HH66-03 Nala got a good starboard tack pin end start to leeward and ahead of H20 with our J1. H20 were hampered by a daggerboard issue but slowly rolled us but tacked away. They found a bit more pressure on the right. Corinthian owner driver Jim Vos steered HH66 Nala all the way around the course. The 3.5 nm beat to Pelican Island was in 7-10 kts of breeze. We rounded 4 min back of Extreme H20. We reached the 2 nm to Flannigan Island and rounded second with Triple Jack third, Arethusa fourth and Dominator fifth.

We set our R1 reacher and headed back to Pelican. We made up some ground on H20 with better sail choice it seemed. Re-rounded Pelican island and headed back to Flannigan with our J1. Once clear, we beared away and set our A4 and chased after H20 back to Nanny Cay. At times sailing lower and faster. Results can be found on line. We finished 5:01 min behind H20 after 113 min of sailing or approx 4.4% .

Interesting for Nala is most of the time delta with Extreme H2O occurred on the first beat. Approx 4 min of the 5 min delta....