All Doomernik dragons ready for racing and we spend the day tuning and I had the chance to give some advice on handling to the crews. First start tomorrow....
Sailing through Hong Kong harbour. Dutch colours on the spinaker!
Splash down thanks to the super service of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Off to Middle Island to join the rest of the fleet now.
NED 1 ready to race at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Racing starts on friday.
Uhm....... sure! We can fix that....!
Two Nano’s in a first battle yesterday. Who wants to come and join the class? Next available sailnumber is ..... 007
First shots of the first trial sail with Little Thilla.
It takes two.... Champagne underway for Little Thilla. Tomorrow sailing with two Nano’s!
Splash down for little Thilla today in Palma. She is the second MKII Wally Nano in Palma.
Little Thilla on her way to the ferry in Barcelona. Splash down will be on monday!
The next Wally Nano MKII is ready and leaving for Palma this evening. First trial race with three Nano’s will be October. Little Thilla will will have her splash down on wednesday the 3rd.
Great to see JPN 54 'Mart Spirit' race in Japan! She is a custom finished 'Grand Prix Elegance' version that is a real head turner!
We are proud to welcome the famous Olin Stephens 8mr 'Conewago' for the last fase of the restoration. Paintworks, new lead keel, rudder, wooden sparts and complete layout and rigging.
NED 407 'Firefly' ready for departure to Kobe, Japan and continue her life as JPN 54. Note the new trailer boxes custom painted in the metallic hull colour. Another eye catching Doomernik Dragon leaving for Asia.
NED 262 'Freya' is waiting for a new onwer. She is a 1996 high quality Börresen hull finished with a Doomernik wooden deck. All in perfect condition with fresh varnish on the mahogany. Ready to enjoy a season of racing or as a head turning day sailor. Check the for sale page on http://www.doomernik.nl or contact us for details
Pilgrim, our Demo Wally Nano Mark II at the Palma Boat Show! Feel free to drop by!!
Meanwhile in Palma our demo Pilgrim is prepared for the Palma Boat show! New coat of anti-fouling and everything polished and clean. Welcome on board during the show starting on friday!
Wally Nano 002 enjoyed a trip to the north of The Netherlands to spend a night in an oven at 80 degrees. Now she is extra hard and fit out starts tomorrow. It's a big trailer but complete carbon hull and alloy trailer together weigh approx 1100 kg so this set can go behind almost any car... maybe next time I use my 1964 Peugeot 404....
Meanwhile in Hong Kong... Tam Nguyen had to get Ah Wah to join his crew on Zephyr HKG 55 for the last day of racing. He has been taking care of the Hong Kong dragon fleet since decades. I first met him in Hong Kong in 1992! He only speaks chinese so there was no communication on board. Tam explained me that you do not need to communicate on board to win races....you need a Doomernik! Call us if you want to enjoy the same view on your competitors going downwind.
Today we infused Wally Nano hull number 003. It went smooth and was done in 50 minutes.
This is the infused carbon epoxy keel grid or 'spider' for Wally Nano 003. It's a shame it's under the floorboards in the cabin but we have decided to keep it like this so.... no bilge coat in this area....!
We are happy to anounce that NED 407 'Firefly' has been sold to a Japanese customer and will leave for Nishinomya Harbour in a few weeks.
Wally Nano MKII building number 002 just left the mould.
Wall Nano MKII 'Pilgrim' in 35 knots of wind doing 23 knots on the 97m2 gennaker...