The fantastic weather we’ve had in September and October has made for a great ending to this year’s boating season. With Fall now in full swing, there is lots of activity at MYC.
In addition to boats returning for winter storage we have several interesting refit projects that are in the final stages of completion and sea trials so the boats can head south before the weather turns too cold.
- Hound, a 60’ aluminum sloop will be sailing to Antigua for the winter. Her rig was pulled for work, new engine driven refrigeration system was installed along with new 12VDC and 32VDC charging systems and batteries. New satellite communication hardware and a computer system was set up.
- Caroline B, a 65’ TaShing motor yacht will be heading to Florida for the winter. This vessel had engine, generator, water maker and exhaust work done, was hauled for bottom work and varnish and a new electronics package was installed.
- Gryphon Solo 2, an Akilaria RC2 Class 40 will be departing in a few weeks for Newport. In November, GS2 will set off on a single-handed non stop voyage around the world to try and beat the current record set by a Class 40 of 130 days. GS2 received a complete refit at MYC including keel removal and inspection, removal and service of the rudders, rig inspection, hardware and systems upgrades, water makers, hydro generators, solar panels, as well as the usual satellite communication and computer systems required for around the world sailing.
- Great American 4, an Open 60 will be departing for France in October. GA4 will spend the next 12 months in Europe for final preparation and training leading up to the Vendee Globe, a single-handed, non stop race around the world which starts in November of 2016. GA4 received a complete refit at MYC which included the same type of work and upgrades done to GS2 plus much more !!!! We were out test sailing last weekend in strong conditions for final tests to the boat and systems. See video.