Congratulations to Mike Bartholomew and the Tokolsohe II team on their second place at AAM Cowes Week 2014. The team just missed out on the IRC 0 win by two points.
Carkeek Design Partners have been working closely with the team to optimize their GP42 for racing under the IRC rule. The process involved extensive CFD and VPP R&D combined with rating IRC rating studies and race course modelling to determine the right options. We drew on our extensive experience within the IRC and HPR rules to help position the boat and determine the right design choices.
The results have been very encouraging and we look forward to further close collaboration with the team going forward. This aspect of the project involves continued on-board sailing data analysis and tuning support.