Manta Migration 2014 – Day 2

Day two of the Manta Migration started off with a fantastic rigging clinic held by Pat Reischmann, the person most responsible for the success of the Manta sail and power cats. Pat did a great job and everyone came away from the session with a better understanding why our boats are rigged like they are and how to fine tune them for better performance.

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Pat also brought along the drawings for the next generation of Manta Cats, the Manta 46. It’s still a concept, but based on the details shared, many were ready to place orders on the spot! Pat says IF he can get someone to build the boat, it will likely take 2-3 years to ramp up production, so there’s very little hope that we’ll have a 46 at the 2015 Migration!

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After a quick lunch, we split up in to two groups and boarded Panagea, the Manta 44 Power Cat and another power cat that belonged to Doug, an ex-Manta owner. With Doug leading the way, we powered across the Sea of Abaco to Great Guana Cay and a trip to the world famous Nippers. This bar/restaurant is located on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic ocean. The drinks ore served strong and the beach is spectacular.

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We made it back to Marsh Harbour just in time to enjoy a fantastic Rib Dinner at the Jib Room, where we discovered that at least one of the group has some hidden musical talents.

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Tomorrow (4/3) we’ll race to Hope Town and have a pot luck dinner at Hope Town Marina. Wishing you all the best from the Abacos, Bahamas.

 

 

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3 comments on “Manta Migration 2014 – Day 2
  1. paulludgate says:

    looks like fun !

  2. Evensong says:

    Would it be possible to post notes from Pat’s rigging clinic
    for those unable to attend?

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