September 26, 2012 in Team Sperry Blog
By Team Sperry Olympian, Stu McNay
A lot has happened since the Olympics! Graham began a fantastic vacation in the Med and I came home to sort out a move to Providence, RI. It’s been a month since moving in, and I love it here! We are really close to Newport, so I feel fully in touch with the sailing scene and also we have a little down town area to keep the flavor of city life.
I have been coaching and racing a lot. I worked with an adult team from Pequot YC down at an NYYC invitational regatta. Among other things, we worked on getting the J/70 up to speed. It was a fun challenge because no one new how to sail the boats. This was the first regatta in this new class! Our conclusion was that it sails a bit like an FJ upwind, and it lights up onto a plane on the windy downwind legs. They were fun to watch. Read the rest of this entry →