F18-seglaren Jonas Frii tog sig ner till Garda för att provsegla M32.
Vi var lite oroliga för vädret. Men helt i onödan…
Hey, we have all seen the M32. Reasonably cool boat for sure. But how does it feel? Can it do wind? More importantly, does it fly? As keen and rather lazy F18 sailor I was very glad to be able to spend some time on Lake Garda to try out the M32 with Fredrik Lööf, Martin Strandberg, Lotta Harrysson and Andy. Conditions were wet and sometimes horrendous. The company of the friendly team and the Italian food made it all worth it. And more.
This thing flies. We sailed it in windy conditions with two reefs and accordingly no kite (not that it wasn’t considered the mast simply isn’t up for it with two reefs in the main). The boat feels rock solid and very stiff. It somehow hovers over the chop. Not on any occasion did we experience any diving tendency (not even on two reefs and full bear away).
If you put the daggers down enough on the downwind you can for sure trigger foiling (and only the future will tell what is fast and not. I am sure the crews will have a blast finding out.) One day we sailed the M32 back-to-back with a F18 and never ever have a F18 felt so small and wet. I would say the M32 probably can deliver passion just like something street-legal on four wheels from Italy (and I am not thinking of Fiat save for perhaps their ownership..).
This cat takes a bit more effort (and money) than other rides, but at the end of the day when everything comes together.. Magic, passion and fun.