Yes, this deserves a front page spread. Congratulation to Michel and the boys on Back in Black for taking out Div1 Racing multihull at Hamilton Island Race Week
Michel recalls - “ Rohan, Alex and I had the idea to invite the 2 current Tornado world champions on the boat with us for Hamo Race Week, As the Extreme 40 is really a super-sized Tornado We wanted Brett and Max to show us how they would sail this boat, Not only did they take us to another level, but we learned a lot from them and had lots of fun. Added to this the world champ Mark Bulka and Multiple National champ Jamie Christensen, we had a team of champions.
The last day was a nail biter, as we had Mad Max hot on our heels with only 2 points separation. We had to sail really fast, without any mistakes, and that we did. We battled huge waves, up to 28 knots of wind and got the boat over 26 knots of boat speed while flying 1 hull and overtaking Wild Oats (who had a 5 minute head start), and dodging a pod of huge whales as we furled our screecher and headed upwind.
Extremely proud of this champion team