Monday, March 01, 2010

First test sail for TP52 Bigamist in Cascais in brisk conditions

The newly-modified TP52 Bigamist had her first test sail yesterday in Cascais. The crew of the Portuguese team, skippered by Afonso Domingos, sailed their TP52 for the first time after being adapted to the new class rule. As the photos clearly show, the 3-hour shakedown sail took place under brisk conditions, with a northeasterly breeze that reached 25 knots, big waves as well as rain for most of the time.

This was the first time the crew experienced the modified yacht and everything went smooth, except for a minor problem that Domingos detected on the rudder. With Domingos flying to Miami to join the Bacardi Cup, the shore crew will repair the problem as well as apply all recommendations by the sailing team in the next two weeks in order to start training in full earnest from March 20th.

The Portuguese will have the home advantage in the opening event of this year's AUDI Medcup season, since their waters will host the Cascais Portugal Trophy from May 11th to 16th.

TP52 Bigamist on her first test sail. Cascais, 28 February 2010. Photo copyright Bigamist

TP52 Bigamist on her first test sail. Cascais, 28 February 2010. Photo copyright Bigamist

TP52 Bigamist on her first test sail. Cascais, 28 February 2010. Photo copyright Bigamist

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3 Comments:

At 1:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job! in which yard did they modify the boat?

 
At 4:23 PM, Blogger Tony said...

Believe it was done in the Victory Challenge Yard in Valencia...currently filled with TP's getting modded.

 
At 11:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Downwind at 26,4 kt on that moment under a 28kt brise. Heavy seas and hard to sail, but everything went very well.

And yes, the adaptation was made in the Victory Challenge Yard.

 

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