Boat Review. Cape 40 - 5th Generation

From : May 2017


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The Southeaster was already blowing strongly as Hydra nosed her way out of the Waterfront and into Table Bay for her final sea trials before shipping to her new owner in Norway.


We hoisted the large square-topped mainsail and filled the two starboard ballast tanks before bearing away and hoisting the asymmetric spinnaker. Despite the strong breeze the sea was relatively flat with no swell to promote surfing. We were still trialing the new Owen-Clarke designed Cape 40 5G and did not want to push her too hard, so reached off on a comfortable and safe course. In the deep and sh