The Velocitek SpeedPuck accelerated Lee Sackett, Todd Sackett, and Dave Kerr to victory in the 2013 Highlander Nationals. In a light air racing series held at North Cape Yacht Club in Monroe Michigan this July they finished the 6 race series with 12 points, just 2 points ahead of Greg Griffin of Pensacola, FL sailing with Jeff Eiber and Sarah Paisley. The third place winner was Rob Spring of Canton, OH.
2013 Highlander National Champion crew, Dave Kerr, took a moment to check in with Velocitek after their big win:
“We won the Highlander Nationals using the SpeedPuck. It helped greatly to get us up the learning curve in the Highlander.
The SpeedPuck helped us dial in our boat speed by practicing with it before and after races. People told us we trimmed the jib too hard but the sails didn’t stall, the boat speed stayed up, and we pointed very high. We pulled the centerboard all the way back upwind and the boat felt better and again the speed held. By using the SpeedPuck to match our top speeds with specific settings which were then replicated in the races; we achieved good results. It proved a valuable device to have even though we could not use it during racing. I would recommend this device to anyone that is starting to learn a new boat!
Last year (2012), we trained using the the SpeedPuck in the Highlander Class. We just jumped into the Class, got up to speed quickly, and finished second overall (by 1 point) to Skip Dieball at Highlander Nationals.”
Congratulations to skipper and crew!
Results are here: http://tinyurl.com/pkkxnjt