We have had a Spitfire here since the begining of this season. It is indeed a dream to sail. My son Neil has just won the Irish Multihull Association Travellers Trophy (56 mixed cats) this year having beaten Hobie Tigers, Hawks, Hurricane 5.9s on the water and Dart 18s and 16s, naturally on the water, and on SCHRS handicap.
<br>I usually sail a Dart Hawk, (now for sale) but I got my hands on the Spitfire for the first time last weekend and beat 2 Dart Hawks (Formula 18) and 2 twenty ft. Hurricane 5.9s on the water as well as Dart 18s, to win the race.
<br>Reg White of White Formula in England is the builder (They build Hurricanes, Tornados and Darts) (firstname.lastname@example.org). (Phone: 0044 1206 302724)
<br>Compared to the heavy Hurricane 5.9s and Formula 18s that we sail here, we consider the Spitfire to be very light. As well as the fact that everything works well and is so well laid out, it is also a beautiful cat to just watch going through the water.
<br>I should point out that I am the Irish agent for the Spitfire, as well as the Dart range of cats.
<br>Hi to Carl Roberts and others who have seen our www.ireland900.com
page, we are still working on the idea. Even if we do not get sponsorship, we hope to sail the course next summer with a small number of cats to check it out and hopefully, run a proper race in 2003.
<br>If you know of any rich Irish - Americans who would sponsor the race, put them in touch !!!
<br>All the best from Ireland,