Bainbridge and SailCare unite!

October 17, 2013 posted by admin

October 17, 2013
A few weeks before the scheduled start of the race a friend of mine said “How would you like a new spinnaker”?  I said I would love a new spinnaker!!!!  But, it wasn’t in the budget.  Then he told me a little story about Sailcare.

They’re a loft in Cowes England who was hoping to build a kite for a Mini for this year’s Transat Race.  Bainbridge had already agreed to provide the material and now they just needed a boat.

Would I like to be their boat???  Absolutely!

Then a couple of days before the start of the race a nice shiny new spinnaker arrived for me at the race village.  Gerry and his crew at Sailcare worked through the nights to make it happen.

This new kite has been built to optimize boat speed in 130 degrees and 15 knots of wind.  It has the ability to climb higher and the cloth is a little heavier to manage in the big puffs.  I can’t wait to try it out while we scream across the Atlantic to Guadeloupe!!!

Thanks very much Sailcare and Bainbridge for this amazing opportunity!

One Response to “Bainbridge and SailCare unite!”

  1. John Chittley Says:

    Hi Diane,
    While they are giving out spinnakers, can we get one for a Martin 242? Any other colour is good.

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