I am borrowing Espen Akers (Aker Sails) IOD Princess. This is a very cute little beauty classical wooden race boat. In Tønsberg is the only one design class with this boats. These are the little sisters of the famous IOD. I am truly enjoying it and feel I am back in the mode i used to be before the FC10. Simple plain sailing boat agains boat. I though the steering would feel much different with a long keeld boat. It is ages since last time. But it feels very familiar and I feel i have very good contact. Only small radius in and out of the berth is still a problem...
Here is more info (Norwegian only) www.princessklubben.no
Say what you want, no modern design beat them in grace!
Here is the beaty before rigging
on one of the first sails:
Defne enjoying the grey weather. She loves wooden boats!
Birgitte is a seasoned sailor. Shes at the helm.
After one of our tuesday regattas, docked besides brethren. Henning and Lars on the foredeck.