Thursday, December 6, 2007

Practice, Practice, Practice

Faithful Friends and Crew of Strategery 3

So... the helmet craze is catching on. Houston NOOD and Trimaran Showdown champion Tom Reese had his crew sporting a melon cup at a recent regatta warmup for KWRW. Craig wore one in the ESPN video from Key West last year and now they are all the rage! Not sure who the guy with the helmet is, but love the lemon. Thing is, when you need it, you could care less how it looks. As someone who has at least 5 CAT scan's on file from boom ducks that simply weren't lowe enough, I say "way to go"!

Last weekend the team out for a test sail with our new jib and our 2001 blown out main. Note the missing batten and baggy shape (ugghh). This may be the ugliest sail in existence. The panels are see through like swiss cheese! I think Craig is angling for the sail to be donated for his never know with that boy. So, couldn't get into the rhythm of speed, but it still was good to get some stick time in prep for KWRW. Thanks to Mark on the Everglades chase boat shooting the video. He shot some really long footage - this is the shortest clip and it's 10 meg. May go for smaller size video in the future to see if it makes a big difference on the load.

This is my first attempt at a video load. Not sure how long it will take to load, so please be patient.

We practice with Randy on Sunday, Wed, Sat and then North for the holidays.

From the Crew of Strategery to you - we wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's Peter Freudenberg, who owned a 28R and now the 31OD "Condor". He's worn a helmet for as long as I've been around the fleet.