Its that annual time of the year, when we start thinking about how to make Big Red faster, dryer and safer. In the last 3 years I have broke a mast step ( different boat) , sunk and broke off a rudder. Just a bit of luck this year would be nice. My new crew member will be my other son-in-law, still working on the perfect name. And if we could just hold the wind down to under 30 knots that would be great also….ha. Training sessions start in force after the year and working on cutting about 50 pounds off the boat. It has to be faster.