Snow Gum – Upwind Sailing Performance – Garcia Exploration 45


For those who want to know about the Garcia Exploration 45 and its upwind sailing performance, here’s a compilation of clips from our recent passage from Bangor in Northern Ireland to Fishguard in Wales. We had to tack a few times, but the wind was also helpful for long stretches. Our Code 0 was in use for most of the trip and provided a noticeable boost in performance, given the consistently light and pleasant upwind sailing conditions. I don’t know who it was who coined the phrase, ‘Gentlemen don’t sail to wind!’, but I’m quite sure he or she was not riding in a Garcia Exploration 45 at the time. 🙂

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