One design racing is all about those tiny margins. A skipper that knows this better than most is Tony Mack who retained the J/111 National Championship and was awarded the J-Cup at the helm of McFly back in September last year. Cyclops Marine proudly sponsored the event and gifted the winner of the J-Cup a smarttune load sensor. (Pictured right, installed on the forestay of McFly).
Cyclops were excited that Tony should be the recipient of the device, not just as a worthy winner after his crew’s performance, but because they knew that he was a competitor who would get the most out of it. The owner of McFly is so well respected not just for being fast on the water, but for the effort and diligence put in in preparation and fine tuning.
“As with our J/111 one design class (or any similar OD) the margins are very close, technology that can help us go a little faster can be invaluable”. McFly leaves nothing to chance, because their skipper knows what all the best do: that you can always get faster, tighten those margins and know more about your boat – that resting on your laurels is the first step toward letting your upper-hand slip.
“Last year we lost a Cowes Week race by just 12 seconds after almost 5 hours sailing. Having been able to test smarttune we can already see that it is an essential product that will provide us with the next competitive edge”. Read on.