Feb 15, 2014

A-Class Worlds @Takapuna, Day 4: Glenn Ashby still in command

All images Paula Kopylowicz / Exploder . Full Gallery at https://www.facebook.com/exploder.info
Road trip today so check later Bob Griffits report at A-Cat.org. Team New Zealand continue the charge on their Dnas. The concept that PJ, Arno & Mischa conceived last year is now the dominant setup by far.
Full Results at www.sailingeventstakapuna.com

Landy, Collet and Anderson on the Exploders are showing how good they really are,  keeping not the pace in each race with the foilrers,  but their consistency. The key asset needed to perform in major events, more with a real handicap on their floating mode. 
Jakub couldn´t deliver our A in time this past November on the demand for NZ, now I think he will be a little more busy.... I told you I liked that boat when they launched it http://www.catsailingnews.com/2013/03/a-class-exploder-a13-launched.html

The real Paradox is you can trace its birth to the 'Mayfly'. Nathan Outteridge is having some impressive airborne time on his flying Exploder, but those foil need some fine tuning for the allround.

Tomorrow I would like a 4-5knot race to close an impressive event in all sense, also a development milestone for the Class. This can be the first time since I'm reporting on the As that equipment has played a key role. The only reassurance for this, is that you still need to be a top class sailor to be in front.

Repercussions and what is coming next after the event with a full bore interview with Andrew Landerberger (Class President) I expect to make next weeks.