The 2016 Equipment Trials commenced today in Santander, Spain.
After a morning briefing, sailors hit the water at 14:00 local time in light air. However, the conditions soon took a turn for the worse as the wind lifted to 23knots.
With many of the sailors sailing some of the six skiffs and seven multihulls for the first time, a decision was made to return to shore for the safety of the sailors and crew support.
Evaluation sailor Arnaud Jarlegan (FRA) said, “It was very shift. We started the afternoon with no wind, about five knots, and in about five minutes we have between 18-20 knots with a lot of movement and intensity. But we took a lot of pleasure in testing and it was very exciting.”
Jarlegan has a wealth of multihull experience and recently sailed on board Energy Team in the America’s World Cup Series in San Diego, USA. We will look to catch up with him later on in the week.