Fairey Mary

Colin mentions a hull speed of 7 kts.  But I believe the hull shape means it is able to plane.  I believe the ability to plane must be restricted by weight.  So I got to thinking about lighter keels.  That would flatter the hull shape more so than an increased sail area.

Is anybody mad enough to skipper a round the island race attempt?  It would be a fitting 60th anniversary?  I will crew but there is a stupid number of boats involved and I fear I don’t have the experience.  If we get a magazine involved some sponsorship and those interested put some cash or hours in.  We do the boat up race it then sell it the proceeds go to the club?

Just an idea worth nothing if nobody is interested.