Fisher @ Large

From : May 2017


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Heading across the Solent to the RORC clubhouse for a meeting, I was delighted to come across the winning smile of London Olympic 470 silver medalist, Luke Patience. We had last met in Nassau at the Star Sailors League eighteen months previously. Ahead of us was the entire RedJet crossing to talk sailing, and the talk inevitably turned to the Olympics and the possibility of a keelboat.


Luke admitted that he had enjoyed racing the former Olympic two-man keelboat, with just one reserve. “I needed to get stronger to pull the last two feet of mainsheet home,” he confessed, “it makes such a difference to the mainsail leech.” By the time we reached our desti