First Race - Melbourne; Stig’s Audi Cousin David Ellis’s Shaw 650 delivers!

28 / 01 / 2013

This story ruthlessly lifted from SBA by the new owner of the SHaw 650 Audi Penfold Burwood Racing.....after his recent win in his A31....

"After all the Xmas/New Year offshore action in Hobart and delivery trips I've finally had time to get the Shaw fully prepped and on the water. A quick blast around Hobsons Bay last Sunday arvo showed the off wind speed potential in 20+ knots. We were only three up but mighty impressed with the ride. Last night's club twilight was a real eye opener. We were a few minutes late for the start 'cause we were sending it & didn't want to drop the 'chute 'til we ran out of runway. Took off after everyone upwind with a No.2 jib on in 18 to 20 knots & big seas & amazingly started sailing through the fleet ( Sydney 32, Adams 10.6's etc.). 'Chute up & we are leading by the time that we get to the leeward mark before holding off an Adams 10 upwind to the finish. I haven"t come ashore feeling so pumped since racing the A-Class. Absolutely sensational."

And that's how we roll in these boats....good times.