Hodgdon Yachts Inc. is pleased to report that Windcrest, the 98' ketch launched last July, performed incredibly well in the St. Barth's Bucket regatta. Windcrest finished 2nd in her class and 3rd in the fleet.
Over the three days of sailing with winds ranging from 10 to 25 knots, Windcrest was fast upwind and held her own with the much larger boats on the reaches and runs. The sailing systems worked flawlessly, with the only thing broken being the starboard mizzen runner tag line. The reliability and performance of the electrical and mechanical systems was impressive. Other yachts in the fleet experienced bilges full of hydraulic oil, broken steering gear, shredded sails, captive winch failures, and an engine room fire.
Twenty eight yachts participated in the regatta, ranging from 86' to 289', with Windcrest the third smallest. In many ways this weekend was the first time many in the yachting world saw Windcrest – it was a great debut!