I just returned from coaching the team of NASA Rocket Scientist on board Malachite, an Archambeault 40 designed by Bernard Nivelt but since it was a charter boat it wasn’t necessarily optimized as in Dacron sails. I have worked with the team since last Fall and it was great to see their progress. The last day they finished the race 4th ahead of many of the privately owned and tricked out racing boats with Kevlar sails.
This was my first time at the Heineken Regatta as well and I learned that the “Seriously Fun” slogan is alive and well. I was only there for one party as once the racing is on there is less need for a coach but I truly enjoyed my last night on the island!