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PREPARING FOR COWES

Category: News 2012
Stuart and Robbie Jardine aboard Lonestar
Stuart and Robbie Jardine aboard Lonestar
The XOD Gnav System
The XOD Gnav System

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Sales Manager Christian Brewer has been busy helping prepare Stuart Jardine’s XOD Lonestar for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week this month. Celebrating its 101st year, there looks to be a great line up of contenders for the elusive Captain’s Cup trophy, awarded to the best performing boat of the week in what is the largest class at Cowes Week.

Stuart is no stranger to winning in the class, holding the record of eight wins over a span of 56 years! This year he is competing for the first time with middle son Robbie, himself a renowned windsurfer and J/24 sailor. Seven times winner Christian Brewer will again be in the front of the boat.

New this year is a Barton Size 1 modified traveller car and track system fitted to a Gnav system, an upside down kicking strap arrangement that frees up a lot of space for the front man. The same Size 1 traveller system is used for the Mainsail track with centre control line adjustment.

We will report back on how the crew fare next month.

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