January practice runs

This video shows some experimenting with paddling while flying the spinnaker.

It also shows how the SmartTrack toe levers and supporting guides move a bit when the system is under strain. I fond that this movement restricted the full range of moving the rudder while beating to weather. To relieve this motion, I tried removing the little flexible spacers between the guide and the hull. I’ll report back once I’ve had a chance to try the boat out in the water since this change.

The end of the video below shows the movement before I took the spacers out.