After a successful showing of our new Island Packet 349 at the 2018 Annapolis Boat Show, we had the opportunity to take the 349 out for a test with SAIL Magazine Executive Editor, Adam Cort.
Initially, we were disappointed as we set out because there was very little wind. We soon realized this was actually a blessing and gave us an opportunity to show off her light-air performance. As Adam said, “Island Packets are not exactly renowned for their light-air performance. Ah, Yes. But that was before the advent of the new Solent rig.”
“At one point we actually found ourselves drag-racing a similarly sized lightweight European model and coming out the winner.”
All in all we had a great day and Adam “liked the boat a lot”.