First sail of restored Max Headroom
On Saturday 5th October I took Max to Grahamstown Lake near Newcastle, NSW. The lake is fresh water fed from both runoff and the Williams River and provides Newcastle with most of its water supply. No power boating or swimming is allowed, unless forced by a capsize that is!
Conditions could not have been more ideal for a first sail. Great sunshine, warm day and a moderate Nor'wester of 12 kts.
I was very happy with the boat, which has plenty of pace and I had a number of exciting reaches. Upwind performance is amazing. For a shakedown sail, it was ideal. Nothing broke (touches wood for next time), so I could not be happier for all the work I put in!
Here is a video taken from a head mounted camera. I apologise for the somewhat jerky motion so I'll remember to try to keep my head more still next time.