My adventures and probably misadventures in building "Vertigo" a custom racing sailboat
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
A quick update for you
Sorry to leave you all hanging! Vertigo turned out great. Have had a blast sailing her and putting her through her paces as well as refining a few things. Over time I will try get some pictures and stories up on the blog.
Btw..the very first (and only) distance race we did with her this year ('Round Whidbey) we placed Second. We've since made some tweaks and continue to dial her in and are hoping for First place next year!
Here is a recent shot in about 20 knots of breeze planing at 15.6 knots. She is an absolute blast off wind in a breeze!
This boat has never been built but what I'm hoping for is that if an old T-bird and a sexy little I550 got together, this boat would be their love child. For more info, check out the history section at the begining of this blog.
The boat is 26' feet long and 8' wide. With it's hard chines and tons of sail area it should go very well to windward--even in light air. I'm planning on a huge asymetrical chute for downwind which with the boats flat botom should get it planing very easily. Hopefully it'll be fast and fun!