Nose Job

Yeah, the rumors are true.  In the last race of the last VARC regatta of the year, we hit the committee boat at the start of the race.

The damage to Occam's is not pretty, that's for sure.

But Mark immediately went to work on doing what it takes to get the boat fixed and back on the water quickly.
(Photo by Olaf)

What this shows is that lightweight carbon fibre is no match for heavily build fibreglass.  I did a little reconnaissance after the fact to check on Blue Peter (the boat we hit), and there is not a scratch.  I don't think it's the first time that boat has been hit in the course of it's duties.
Blue Peter is non the worse for wear.

Now, we just have to figure out what to do about the paint scheme.  I'm thinking something along these lines...
Yeah, a nice shark's mouth!

The exact timeline for getting back in the water has yet to be determined, but I'm thinking late February at this point.  Stay tuned!