The RG650 816 s now based in AOS yard in Lorient. This is an amazing yard surrounded by the most extreme racing yachts in the world. Class 40, Open 60’s and the big trimarans from the older designs of the 90’s to the ones still being built in the shed are everywhere, and it is a solo sailors heaven.
The great thing about working from AOS yard is it has everything we need for a mini campaign. Sailors can work on their boats from 8am to 10pm, or even later if your out of the shed and happy to work with the lights out. There is internet, workshops, cranes, and even a couple of spray painting booths to ensure that everything gets done before the transit.
I recommend everybody should come and have a look and share the excitement. If you would like a holiday to France, I am happy to provide accommodation for anybody willing to lend a hand preparing my Mini
At the moment I am undertaking the long, arduous task of stripping, sanding and re-spraying the bottom of the boat. Not the most glamourous side of yacht racing, but defiantly the one of most important influences in the speed of your boat. A smooth tidy bottom always has a nice feel, but it is not always easy to get.