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Jewell, trailable gaff yawl, launched in Australia

Fontana is the first Jewell built in Australia by Tony O’Connor, my partner in this country. He writes “the wind was very gusty that day so I used the first reef, but even so she flew along…  once we had tuned the rig, she was really fast but really light on the helm and very responsive, an absolute joy to sail , I am  really pleased with her performance. I took several people out for trips including a naval architect and a friend who is a very experienced offshore racer and they were full of praise for her. He promises me more pictures and video but you may see the first one :

I also invite you to visit the blog of the Old gaffers association of WA incorporated.

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