- Monday, 22 November 2010 11:50
Clearly one of the better known boats from the QTC this year due to her amazing pirouettes around the race course - Mike Webb, one of the owners of Flash Heart has sent us some news.
They are thrilled to be in the Rick Tomlinson 2011 calendar - so that will make a good Christmas present...
'Unfortunately after the QTC we decided that she was just not sea worthy enough to compete in any more regattas this year. She was always due for a refit this winter but we had hoped to be getting some more use out of her to get some much needed practice (mainly downwind!!!).
Due to a very busy summer for Tom and myself at work it is only in the last couple of weeks that anything has been done. Thanks to the help of my Dad and George (the Webb bros) we are currently 2/3rd of the way through removing the deck which in places had completely delaminated to the point where it made me nervous to be stood on deck for fear of an in promptu visit downstairs.
There is a lot of work to do but we hope to have the bulk of it done by Christmas so that after a few bits of tidying up in the New Year we should be out for the Spring Series and get our teeth into a full season....' - Mike Webb - thanks for the update - Ed.
Just to remind you all - we didn't see this happen once in 3 days - but probably about 6 to 8 times!