Once again, the S&S 34 has proven she is capable of winning major offshore races even against strong competition and new designs.
Blondie won Div 2 in this year’s Cape Naturaliste and return race, from Fremantle to Cape Naturaliste in Western Australia, across to Bunbury harbour and back up the coast to Fremantle, 245nm. She beat the Sydney 36 This Way Up by 51 minutes on IRC. Other boats in the race included a Beneteau First 35, a Bull 9000 and a Dufour 40.
Your boat is competitive under IRC, anyone wanting advice re optimising for IRC ocean racing is welcome to contact Simon.