UK Sailmakers continues to produce new episodes of its Lesson’s Learned video and podcast series, sharing sailor stories and tips that everyone can learn from. Tune in to Episode Seven of the Lessons Learned Podcast series by UK Sailmakers with Justin and Christina Wolfe, a pair of incredible offshore double handed racers. This year, the duo have been campaigning their J/111 RAKU in the Pacific Northwest and RED RUBY, a SunFast 3300 in Europe. They talk about double handed racing in both regions, and preparations and modifications to the boat and the way that they sail.

Regarding the secret to their success, Justin says, “We sail the boat pretty similar to how you would sail it fully crewed. We don’t want to make concessions for being double handed, and do things differently, if it isn’t just as fast. We’ll just put in more effort and not compromise.”

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Image credits: Title card – Dennis Pearce, RAKU photo – Jan Anderson, RED RUBY photo – Paul Wyeth

Heather Mahady
Heather Mahady

Heather Mahady is the General Manager of UK Sailmakers International. She is based on Vancouver Island in the Pacific Northwest, and is a passionate sailboat racer, sailmaker, and sustainability advocate.

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