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April 18, 2016

After a 15 months sabbatical from racing the Cape Fear 38’ “Tangent” program reassembled at 2016 Sperry Charleston Race Week and regained its’ winning form claiming 4 first in 4 starts in extreme conditions and currents. While the victory took place over the weekend, the ground work was set months in advance through extensive planning and preparation.

In the months prior to the regatta boat preparations, crew and housing arrangements, sail inventory considerations and practice schedules were coordinated. The boat was 100% race ready and launched early so the crew could spend two days practicing before the first race. Wednesday’s inshore practice focused on upwind work and rig tuning, specifically fine tuning for heavy-air and big seas anticipated for that weekend. Thursday was a long day of practice starting out in the 6 - 8 foot seas stirred up by the 25 - 32 knot north easterly breeze.  This was followed by 4 hours of upwind and downwind tacking and gybing, sets and take-downs in 18 -...

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