After months of racing I have come to the conclusion that Joio is just not up to speed. She was my latest and narrowest design to date but after a lot of scrutinising I can only conclude that her beam and transom are just too narrow at 163 and 73mm respectively.
So until I complete a replacement, VMG which was my second D&B back in 2011 has had a little makeover and is now back on the water and at the sharp end of the fleet. I have learnt so much since I first started sailing VMG so it will be interesting to see what she is capable of. Although, I have to come to terms with using a rather slow Graupner Regatta winch as the RMG fitted just in front of the mast would have had an adverse effect on the boats trim.
Joio, now in dry dock