Footloose Builds

Ted Zurbrigg

London, Ontario, Canada

Footloose is in the water. The sail sets beautifully and pulls her well to windward, much better than this perennial optimist dared to hope for. She carried 3 adults easily. On her second sail, we got caught downwind and in the wind shadow of a friend’s cottage. On the way back the winds were gusty to 50 MPH, coming at us from differing directions and strengths. She loved it all. She treated us to some spray from the blowing whitecaps, but managed to take on very little water. And she stays on her feet in this stuff! When we were overpowered we popped the line to the sprit. What a great rig. Kudos to the designer! She more than fulfills our needs.