With long overhangs and sleek lines, Firefly’s exterior styling is similar to Js such as Svea. A sweeping sheer with a flush deck and moderate deck camber echoes the look of yachts that were developed in the early 1930s. Below the waterline, however, she is more comparable to a modern maxi racer with a high aspect ratio, T-style fin keel with a lead bulb. The combination of a 5.2 m draft with a 3D-tonne lead bulb and carbon high aspect ratio spade rudder is exceptionally powerful. Nonetheless, Firefly can be effortlessly steered with two fingers.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The Friday start was too miserable and wet to go out for but today normal service was resumed and we woke to sunshine and puffy trade wind clouds so it was into the dink and out to the start line off Falmouth harbor. Along the way we saw Kate locally built in St Kitts and now sporting her yawl rig.
Posted by John Duncker at 2:23 PM