Peter Dyer’s Catamaran Rocat
sporting its new Parasailor at
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.
Photo Lisa Ratcliff
Video of a Parasailor flying on Lagoon 44 on Sydney Harbour doing 6 knots down wind in 10 knots apparant.
“And we certainly knew when it kicked in! It was a strong wind, initially around 20kts, and from a direction that allowed us to sail at a wind angle of 65-70°. Before long we were doing 8-9kts in a strong, consistent wind that did build over the next few days, but was very manageable and felt good in the He’lia 44. We felt like we were flying and after six days we were into the trade-winds at a position 20N and 30W which is about 250nm from Cape Verde. We took down the main and headsail and sailed for the next 11 days on just the ParaSailor spinnaker. What an amazing sail!” – Gordon Coates